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This documentary on the unconventional life and ground-breaking music of the Russian pianist and composer Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) sheds light on the mystical ideas which inspired him. He became consumed by a vision of a union of the arts, a…

Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
6358
Recalling a life of love, tyranny and triumph, Zuzana Ruzickova endured forty years of persecution in Czechoslovakia for her refusal to join the Communist Party, while becoming a legendary harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach around the world. ‘I…
Length
83 mins
Prog. No.
6422
In 2018 Yannick Nézet-Séguin will end his tenure with the Rotterdam Philharmonic for which he will stay Honorary Conductor to become Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Yannick has worked with many leading European orchestras and…
Length
75 mins
Prog. No.
5580

When the Fire Burns is a musical documentary portrait. Filmed throughout Spain and Argentina, this documentary captures the rich sensuality of Manuel de Falla’s music, in counter-point to the near monastic austerity of his life. Including excerpts…

Length
82 mins
Prog. No.
6105
This live recording is celebrating 50 years of West Coast Jazz. The West Coast Jazz movement had its origins about 50 years ago in Los Angeles. It was essentially a "cool" form of jazz played mostly by studio musicians as a break from their studio…
Length
89 mins
Prog. No.
5149
Virtuosity searches for the musical souls of the most gifted young pianists on the planet as they try to make a name for themselves at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competiton. The pressure on these kids is overwhelming, because the stakes…
Length
87 mins
Prog. No.
6128
"There are today magnificent virtuosos, the Yitzhak Perlmans, Vadim Repins,Hilary Hahns, Maxime Vengerovs and the like, but none of them, in my opinion, bears the indisputable mark of that which made the intensely original art of the great violinists…
Length
63 mins
Prog. No.
7332

The California-based Turtle Island String Quartet is a far from conventional ensemble. Its musicality, zest and humour are infectiously entertaining. This live concert recording of Turtle Island playing a mix of classical and jazz compositions was…

Length
71 mins
Prog. No.
6344
Extraordinary DeeDee Bridgewater pays tribute to the great Ella with songs like "Blue Monk", "A Tisket, A Tasket", "Mack the Knife" and other all-time favourites and is accompanied among others by the famous Ray Brown, who was once married to Ella…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
1817
On the 11th July 2004 Carlos Kleiber got into his car and drove from Munich, via the Alps, to his holiday home in the remote Slovenian village of Konjsica. There he wrote a final letter to a friend in which he bid farewell to the world. A short time…
Length
72 mins
Prog. No.
5863