63 results
Waltz, a revolutionary thing? Historically, it was the first dance having couples clasping each other, men and women hugging, whirling to the rhythm of its music to the point of giddiness and rapture. A dance with a triple time rhythm both simple and…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
7808
"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
A portrait of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the world's oldest orchestra never to have been associated with an aristocratic court! Our film recounts the highs and lows of the orchestra's extensive and fluctuating history.
Length
59 mins
Prog. No.
0505
Alfredo Kraus is internationally known as the great master of "belcanto" style. More than just a portrait, the film takes a lively and not uncritical stand on today's operatic world. The programme includes high points from the 1993 season in Milan…
Length
85 mins
Prog. No.
0187
Testing Mozart is a 60 minute film about the "Mozart Effect", the power of Mozart's music to fight disease and increase the mental ability of its listeners. It is common knowledge that cows give more milk and tomatoes grow bigger when played Mozart…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5521
The life of an orchestra musician is marvelous. Mozart, Schubert and Strauss surround you. All day long you hear beautiful music. What other people pay a lot of money for, you get paid to do. You are gifted, you bring joy into people’s lives…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5689
In August of 2007, Anne-Sophie Mutter performed the world premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's 2nd violin concerto in Lucerne with conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker. This piece by the Russian composer (born in 1931) is an…
Length
57 mins
Prog. No.
5786
This film essay focuses on the music of Claude Chalhoub, a highly gifted violinist and composer from Lebanon, who was classically trained at the Royal College of Music in London. When Chalhoub composes and plays, he has abstract visions – he…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5731
The film documents the maestro's reunion with the Berliner Philharmoniker after 37 years, interviews with former orchestra members and impressive stock footage from post-war Berlin. Also available is the concert recording of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7…
Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
0686
A 45-minute feature on the subject "love", taking as an example the relationships between Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The film presents Hélène Grimaud playing excerpts from Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Staatskapelle Dresden…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
6349