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  • Baroque Dance Unmasked

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 48 min

    Baroque Dance Unmasked, Workshop to Performance, directed by Catherine Turocy, the renowned Artistic Director of The New York Baroque Dance Company provides a rare look at the artistic process of re-creating dance from a rich historic era. The film includes information about music, fencing, mask work, notation, costumes and the inner life of dance performers working in this dance style, and contains rare footage of Catherine discussing her unique approach to recovering period dance. It also includes music commentary by conductor/harpsichordist James Richman; historical fencing by Master teachers Ramon Martinez and Michael Hewer; mask work with Arne Zaslove; Feuillet notation with Italian early dance specialist Deda Cristina Colonna, as well as comments from performer/teacher perspectives covering choreography, castanets and costumes. The video also features brilliant performance excerpts which reveal the most important theatrical dance styles of the 18th century: the danse heroique, the demi-caractère, and the comic/grotesque style. The performance excerpts are from the dance-drama: “With Sword Drawn He Dances”. The dancers are in period costume and perform with an original instrument ensemble. This dance-drama was written and directed by Catherine Turocy and filmed by the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts as part of the program: National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance.

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  • A Dance Drama

    Nureyev

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 47 min

    Nureyev is a unique dance drama created especially for television exploring the life of the great Russian dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, who defected to the West at the height of the Cold War in 1961. Integrating original choreography created for the screen and dramatic monologues, the film presents a multi-faceted dramatic portrait of one of the seminal performing arts figures of our time. There are the images of the young boy, born in poverty in Russia's Ural region; the late but promising start at the Kirov ballet school; the highly publicized defection to the west at a Paris airport in 1961; the celebrated partnership with the Royal Ballet's Margot Fonteyn; and finally succumbing to death brought on by the HIV virus at the age of 54 in 1993. Along the way, he changed the way the male dancer was presented on stage, transforming him from a prop to an equal performing partner, though with a fury, energy and sexuality never before seen.

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  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 44 min

    In this wonderfully traditional, Russian Nutcracker, performed by the Mariinsky Ballet, Tchaikovsky's glorious score is conducted by Valery Gergiev.

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  • The Art of Baroque Dance - Folies D'espagne from Page to Stage

    Various Artists

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 42 min

    The Art of Baroque Dance examines 17th century Baroque dance from the sophisticated era of King Louis XIV. It explores the creative process and offers valuable insights into researching, reconstructing, re-creating, and performing a Baroque dance.

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  • Neujahrs konzert New Years Concert 2017

    Gustavo Dudamel And Wiener Philharmoniker

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 2 hr 29 min

    Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert 2017 live from the Golden Hall in Vienna.

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  • Dream With Me Concert

    Jackie Evancho

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 7 min

    Jackie Evancho's Dream With Me In Concert is the perfect video companion to her chart-topping album, Dream With Me, which was produced by the legendary David Foster. David Foster has worked with the biggest names in music, including Beyoncé, Prince, Josh Groban and Celine Dion, but he admits that Jackie's talent astonished him. "Her natural ability and the depth of her understanding of the musical process left me speechless," he says. Foster has mentored Jackie and appears on Dream With Me In Concert as the show's host.

    The concert was recorded inside and on the grounds of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, which includes the stunning mansion Ca' d'Zan, known as the last of the Gilded Age mansions built in America. Ringling was the impresario behind the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. "This is a big, beautiful place," said Jackie after she toured the grounds. "My favorite part is the Peter Paul Rubens [art] gallery," where she performed the haunting song "Dark Waltz" accompanied only by Foster on piano and Conrad Tao on violin - and surrounded by four of Rubens' largest, and most striking, canvases.

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  • Dudamel & Hancock & LA Phil - Opening Concert (2011)

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 16 min

    The Opening Night Gala 2011/2012 of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra features keyboard legend Herbie Hancock who joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic for a high-spirited celebration of quintessential American composer George Gershwin. The concert begins with the iconic Tin Pan Alley composer’s Cuban Overture and his beloved An American In Paris. Then the multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist joins Dudamel and the LA Phil to perform arguably Gershwin’s most famous work, the jazz hued Rhapsody in Blue.

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  • Black and White Ballets

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 36 min

    The ballets represented in the Black and White series are arresting examples of Jiri Kylian's style and fully justify his reputation as one of the most inventive and daring choreographers on today's dance scene. The vitality of his work in underpinned by a musically so innate from the same impulse. Dances: Sarabande with music by Bach, Petite Mort with music by Mozart, Sweet Dreams with music by Webern, No More Play with music by Webern, Falling Angels with music by Reich, Six Dances with music by Mozart.

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  • Hollywood In Vienna The World Of James Horner

    David Newman

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    "Hollywood in Vienna: The World of James Horner" was created by Sandra Tomek. The live performance includes music from his favourite movies Titanic, Brave Heart, A Beautiful Mind and many more.

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  • Live at Loreley

    Placido Domingo

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 45 min

    Placido Domingo performing on the spectacular stage near the famous Loreley rock! He is joined by the two sopranos Angel Blue, who has been described by Placido as ‘the next Leontyne Price’, and Micaëla Oeste, who was a member of the ‘Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist’ program with Washington National Opera, where she triumphed after stepping in mid-performance as Ophelie in Hamlet.

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  • Sensuality & Nationalism in Romantic Ballet

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 57 min

    Sensuality and Nationalism in Romantic Ballet shows facets of the 19th century Ballet that illustrate innovations beyond our common understanding of Ballet in this era. It offers a revolutionary focus highlighting the stories and characters of everyday people. This focus is inspired by a combination of dynamic influences from 'national dance'. The Ballet of this era transformed the aesthetics and technique of dance to become the vibrant link to the traditional dance form: classical ballet.

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  • The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live

    Yo Yo Ma

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 56 min

    The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live brings cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile together for a one-night only concert filmed at the House Of Blues in Boston, MA.

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  • Zubin Mehta & Wiener Philharmoniker: Neujahrskonzert - New Year's Concert 2015

    Zubin Mehta

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 2 hr 30 min

    This classical concert captures Zubin Mehta leading the Vienna Philharmonic through a number of selections from Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss II, Josef Srauss, and Eduard Strauss.

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  • Awakening

    Jackie Evancho

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 14 min

    Awakening, Live in Concert is a new concert film from angelic Jackie Evancho featuring songs from her latest CD, Awakening. With music drawn from the best-known pieces from the classical canon, Broadway, uplifting sacred music and pop songs, Jackie s astoundingly beautiful voice soars at the magnificent Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre. Longwood Gardens is over 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows in Pennsylvania s Brandywine Creek Valley, Jackie s home state. In addition to her on-stage performance, Jackie performs at various stunning locations throughout the Garden such as the Chimes Tower and the spectacular Main Fountain.

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  • Live at the Red Butte Garden

    The Piano Guys

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr

    The outdoor concert special from the remarkable classical/pop music stylists filmed at stunning Red Butte Garden in Utah, as seen on Public Television PLUS three bonus performances.

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  • The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live From Tanglewood

    The Silk Road Ensemble

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 40 min

    Live from Tanglewood, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville, features an exhilarating Silk Road Ensemble concert performance filmed at the 2012 Tanglewood festival. This concert celebrates fifteen years of the Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma’s limitless collective whose collaborative vision is to connect the world’s neighborhoods by bringing together artists and audiences. From flashy surf guitar sounds to ninth century Chinese poetry, from modular playlists to Egyptian rhythms, the Silk Road Ensemble mixes the modern and the traditional, breaking boundaries of ethnicity and era.

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  • Live at the Royal Albert Hall

    Lang Lang

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 2 hr 3 min

    In November 2013, Lang Lang returned to London's legendary Royal Albert Hall for two recitals - finishing a celebrated Mozart and Chopin programme with no fewer than 8 encores. This film captures the complete recital.

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  • Ballet's Greatest Hits

    Various Artists

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Presented by Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest dance education initiative, and subject of the award-winning ballet documentary “First Position,” “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” presents a one-of-a-kind glimpse of ballet from today and yesterday. The film is hosted by “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, and stars leading figures from the world of ballet. Dancers such as Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Skylar Brandt, Marcelo Gomes, Veronika Part and Hee Seo from American Ballet Theatre, Taras Domitro and Maria Kochetkova of San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet favorites Ashley Bouder and Daniel Ulbricht, Matthew Golding of Dutch National Ballet, Alejandro Virelles of Boston Ballet and Greta Hodgkinson of National Ballet of Canada perform iconic roles from the classical repertoire including Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, Flames of Paris and Don Quixote. Audiences will gain special insight from backstage interviews with the performers and ballet luminaries such as Alexei Ratmansky, Angel Corella, Benjamin Millepied, Edward Villella, Jose Manuel Carreño, Mathieu and Denys Ganio, Matthew Bourne, Susan Jaffe and many others. See them dance, hear them talk and feel their passion in a unique dialogue between ballet’s history and its present.

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  • In Concert 1994

    The Three Tenors

    Year: 1994

    Runtime: 2 hr 53 min

    Legendary tenors José Carreras, Plàcido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, together with conductor Zubin Mehta, celebrate the finale to soccer's 1994 World Cup with a live concert at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium before an estimated worldwide audience of more than one billion viewers. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Music Center Opera Chorus the tenors perform a selection of operatic arias and international favourites specially orchestrated by composer/arranger Lalo Schifrin. The result is an outstanding event, featuring world-renowned performers who share a passion for opera and football. The Vision (The Making of) takes us behind the scenes to watch as the story of the concert unfolds. In this exclusive film we see the three tenors relaxing, rehearsing and in concert, performing the Brindisi and Granada. And then six weeks later in Los Angeles, they are captured at their final dress rehearsal before the momentous concert.

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  • Symphony No. 4 in G-Dur - The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (2010)

    Gustav Mahler

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 7 min

    Bernard Haitink is one of the most sought-after Mahler conductors of our day. In this concert of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, recorded live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, he conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The American Maria Ewing fascinates with her interpreation of the soprano solo featured in the work’s finale.

    Bernard Haitink first conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1956.

    Beginning in 1963, Haitink was chief conductor for 25 years, during which time the orchestra developed significantly. Particularly Haitink’s interpretations of Mahler and Bruckner made a worldwide impression. The Concertgebouw Orchestra was founded in 1888. On the occasion of its 100th anniversary in 1988, the orchestra officially received the appellation ‘Royal’.

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  • Symphony No. 5 in C Minor - The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Gustav Mahler

    Year: 1995

    Runtime: 1 hr 22 min

    After the two famous Mahler festivals in 1920 and 1995, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, presents a special two-season Mahler series, which includes Mahler’s ten large-scale symphonies, performed in chronological order by the world’s greatest orchestra under the direction of great conductors – all brought to life in the wonderful acoustics of the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw.

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  • St. Matthew's Passion

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Year: 1985

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Johann Sebastian Bach composed the St. John Passion in Cöthen during the winter of 1722/23. The text is drawn from chapters 18 and 19 of the Gospel according to St. John, and includes some excerpts from St. Mathew and additional text from a Passion poem by the Hamburg town councillor Barthold Heinrich Brockes. The composer led the first performance at the Good Friday services on 7 April 1724 at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, where he had since become municipal music director and cantor of the Thomasschule. This Passion is heard less often today than the St. Matthew Passion, perhaps because the St. John Passion is in some ways more raw and evokes the anguish of the Passion more painfully than the St. Matthew work. A musician’s musician, an occasional firebrand and a constant paradox – Nikolaus Harnoncourt (born in 1929) is one of the most profound and intriguing conductors of our time. Considered one of the world’s leading specialists of Baroque music, he has long since turned his attention to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and even to Jacques Offenbach and Johann Strauss. He spent many years as a cellist with the Wiener Symphoniker before founding the "Concentus Musicus Wien" with his wife Alice in 1953. It soon became one of the world’s most respected ensembles specializing in the performance of early music on original instruments. In the 1970s, Harnoncourt joined forces with Jean-Pierre Ponnelle to stage a series of Monteverdi operas at the Zurich Opera House. This universally acclaimed cycle contributed to a renaissance of Monteverdi’s music and set standards for early Baroque performance practice. He later began to turn his attention more and more to the music of Mozart, whom he considers "the most romantic of all composers". Harnoncourt did not make his official debut at the Salzburg Festival until 1992. He has been conducting there regularly since then and is a sought-after guest conductor of such reputable ensembles as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

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  • Summer Night Concert 2018

    Valery Gergiev & Wiener Philharmoniker

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

    For many music lovers, summer means the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual concert at the city’s Schönbrunn Palace—a spectacular live performance of classical favorites in front of more than 100,000 people. Russian Valery Gergiev was 2018’s guest conductor, bringing a taste of Italy to the Austrian capital. Music by the great Italian composers, including arias from Verdi’s Aida, Puccini’s Tosca, and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, complement composers inspired by Italy itself—Prokofiev (Romeo & Juliet) and Julius Fučik (Florentiner Marsch) among them. The orchestra is joined by soprano Anna Netrebko for this thrilling, heartwarming, balmy evening of great music-making.

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  • 5531 Thousand and One Nights - Walbuehne 2006

    Various Artists

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 1 hr 52 min

    The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With over 22.000 in attendance, they are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. This year the outstanding orchestra under the baton of Neeme Järvi take us on a trip to arabian “Thousand and One Nights”, with soloist Janine Jansen, a rising star who quickly gained the reputation of one of the foremost young violinists on the international concert stages.

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