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"YELLO - Elektropop made in Switzerland" is a portrait of the most successful Swiss pop band of all times and includes a number of their international hits and cult videos. Sound experimenter Boris Blank and multi-talented Dieter Meier reflect on…
Length
58 mins
Prog. No.
5458
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
The outstanding singer Max Lorenz was Hitler’s favourite tenor. But he was married to a Jewess and he was also homosexual. The biography of this outstanding Wagner singer is closely bound up with the story of Haus Wahnfried in Bayreuth. Tracing his…
Length
52 mins
Prog. No.
5692
The Film is an expedition to the life and work of the French–American composer Edgard Varèse (1883-1965), a composer who made Frank Scheffer, become fascinated by music made in the 20th century. Varèse is a visionary composer, who on his own has…
Length
53 mins
Prog. No.
7787
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
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
Story of the German and Austrian exiled composers and writers who fled Hitler and ended up in Hollywood California. By 1939, 30,000 intellectuals and radicals were exiled from Europe, 80% were Jewish. These dramatic events sent many of the greatest…
Length
55 mins
Prog. No.
5826