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Midori plays Bach at the Castle of Köthen | on Arte

17.04.2017 0h05 (60 minutes)

Midori recording Bach Sonatas and Partitas at the Castle of Köthen.

Midori’s recent interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin has earned her many accolades by audiences and the media worldwide. In August 2016, Midori performed these pieces, known as some of the most challenging for any violinist, for an audio-visual recording at the Castle of Köthen (Schloss Köthen) where Bach served […]

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Music – A Journey For Life – Riccardo Chailly | on Arte

03.04.2017 2h50 (55 minutes)

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“Without inner fire, without physical energy, this profession would be unthinkable,” according to Riccardo Chailly, in whose style of conducting accuracy and elegance are unforgettably united with an inexhaustible temperament. This is clear in Music – A Journey for Life, the first film portrait of the Italian maestro, which accompanies him working with the Leipzig […]

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Zhu Xiao-Mei: How Bach Defeated Mao | on Arte

03.04.2017 0h05 (58 minutes)

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Music, especially Bach’s music, gave this artist the strength to survive unimaginable challenges. Zhu Xiao-Mei belongs to the “Lost Generation” that endured the worst excesses of Mao’s regime: several years of “re-education”, five years in a work camp, her family destroyed, endless deprivation and political intrigue… “Zhu Xiao-Mei: How Bach defeated Mao” is a portrait of […]

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Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with Ballet and Opera Zurich | on NHK

21.03.2017 0h20 (90 minutes)

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“I would like to find poignant images that are adequate for the music and do justice to the gigantic work in a way that one can experience it differently and more profoundly.”   Christian Spuck, choreographer Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem is not only a musical prayer, but also a vision of the afterlife and the […]

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Glen Hansard at Rudolstadt Festival 2016 | on Arte

20.03.2017 0h55 (105 minutes)

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Arte will broadcast the concert of the famous singer and songwriter Glen Hansard at Rudolstadt Festival 2016. It is Germany’s foremost festival of roots, folk and world music. Held in the central region of Thuringia, it’s also one of the top world music festivals in Europe. It takes place annually from the first Thursday in […]

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Late Night with Barbara Hannigan | on 3Sat

11.03.2017 22h10 (70 minutes)

Barbara Hannigan Mahler Chamber Orchestra LUCERNE FESTIVAL im SOMMER 2014

To be sure, there are pianists who also conduct, and concert masters who lead their orchestra from the violin desk. But a star soprano who coordinates a large instrumental ensemble while at the same time negotiating the trickiest coloratura singing is something entirely new. That is, until Barbara Hannigan came along to reveal this remarkable […]

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Maestras – the long journey of women to the podium | on 3Sat

11.03.2017 21h15 (55 minutes)

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Being a female conductor means being an exception. Even today. When a woman stands on the podium she is, in most cases, somehow “the first”: the first to lead a world-class orchestra, the first to conduct the “Last Night of the Proms” in London, the first to win the German Conductor Prize. For decades, this […]

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Zhu Xiao-Mei: How Bach Defeated Mao | on NRK 2

11.03.2017 20h00 (58 minutes)

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Music, especially Bach’s music, gave this artist the strength to survive unimaginable challenges. Zhu Xiao-Mei belongs to the “Lost Generation” that endured the worst excesses of Mao’s regime: several years of “re-education”, five years in a work camp, her family destroyed, endless deprivation and political intrigue… “Zhu Xiao-Mei: How Bach defeated Mao” is a portrait of […]

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Schumann Symphony No. 2 | Dresden Music Festival with Jan Vogler | on Arte

26.02.2017 18h30 (45 minutes)

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The Dresden Festival Orchestra is made up of exceptional international specialists of historical performance practice from some of Europe’s leading early music ensembles. Under the direction of Ivor Bolton, its principal conductor, the orchestra recaptures the original sounds of different epochs with a passion for discovery, precision and a fine sense of authentic interpretation. The […]

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Screening in Berkeley, CA: Isang Yun – In Between

19.02.2017 4:15 PM (60 minutes)

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The UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA, will screen “Isang Yun – In Between” on February 19 at 4:15 PM. More information here: www.otherminds.org/shtml/om22-info.shtml This documentary, directed by Maria Stodtmeier, filmed in North and South Korea, explores whether music can overcome the boundaries of a divided […]

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