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  • Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum

    Alberta Ballet Company

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 54 min

    Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum explores Mitchell's life-long concerns about environmental neglect and the warring nature of mankind within a ballet performed to a select soundtrack of her eternal songs. The unique combinations of three art forms - music, dance and art - comprise an engaging spectacle that Joni calls "...the best project of her career."
    Legendary Canadian artist Joni Mitchell and internationally acclaimed choreographer Jean Grand-Maître of the Alberta Ballet Company are the co-creators of Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum.

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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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  • 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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  • Kremerata

    various artists

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    Gidon Kremer is, and has always been, one of the most headstrong and original artists in the music business and he was once hailed by Herbert von Karajan as the world’s best violinist. He celebrated his 60th birthday in 2007 and he has always kept himself young musically with his spontaneity and a readiness to take risks. In his artistic development over the past 25 years, Kremer often found himself functioning as a crossover figure as he discovered fresh routes through well-trodden paths in music. It was in this spirit, that his fine young ensemble Kremerata Baltica, which he founded by bringing together young musicians from the Baltic states, presents music by Mahler, Shostakovish, Sibelius, Sallinen, Piazzola, Rota and a cycle called “Sempre Primavera” compiled by himself.

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  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 41 min

    In time for his 65th birthday in 2007, Daniel Barenboim has completed a cycle of Beethoven's
    piano concertos. Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, this
    recording reflects both a very individual and special reading of Beethoven’s music and the
    artist’s life-long dedication to the composer. Daniel Barenboim is one of the most prolific and
    high-profile artists performing on international stages today and Beethoven’s masterpieces
    have been a key part of his repertoire throughout his career, both as conductor and as pianist.
    Beethoven himself was a keyboard virtuoso of almost awesome abilities who created a
    sensation wherever he played. It is no wonder, therefore, that the piano was central to
    Beethoven’s overall output. Daniel Barenboim, artistic personality and former wunderkind,
    long an essential part of the international musical scene both on the conductor’s podium and
    at the piano, is the perfect match for this demanding music. Conducting and playing at the
    same time, Barenboim chose his orchestra of almost two decades, the Staatskapelle Berlin,
    which he has praised warmly for its exceptional, dark and warm sound. With a tradition
    reaching back to 1570, the Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world.
    Barenboim plays Beethoven brings together two musical masterminds.

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  • Together For The Children Of Bosnia

    Luciano Pavarotti & Friends

    Year: 1996

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    World-renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti lends his beautifully powerful voice to a good cause, as he and some of his most talented friends get together in support of the displaced children of war torn Bosnia. With famous musicians like soft pop crooner Michael Bolton, Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, Irish folk stars the Chieftains, and U2's Bono and The Edge at his side, Pavorotti gives heartfelt performances all the way through this 80 minute event. Much of the proceeds from this video's sale will be donated to War Child's Mostar Music Centre.

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  • Claudio Abbado conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker: Tribute to Gustav Mahler

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Nearly 10 years after Maestro Claudio Abbado has left the Berliner Philharmoniker , he returns to honor one of the greatest composers of the 19th century : Gustav Mahler .
    During his tenure as Music Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker Abbado's Mahler interpretations aroused great sensation , and today he is one of the best interpreters of Mahler world . Along with the well-known Mahler singer Anne Sofie von Otter and the famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann ( Echo Klassik " ​​Singer of the Year " 2010) they honor the 100th anniversary of Gustav Mahler on 18 May.

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  • A Tango Night - Live from Buenos Aires

    Daniel Barenboim

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 1 hr 36 min

    On December 31, 2006, Daniel Barenboim came to celebrate the New Year in the Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires in the country where he was born and where he lived for the first nine years of his life. For the pianist and conductor the tango comes naturally and it was with passion that he conducted a huge concert that evening dedicated to this genre across between dance and song. Created and developed in the poor neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires from 1870, the tango very soon became a part of Argentina’s national heritage.

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  • Dudamel conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl 2013

    Gustavo Dudamel

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic accent the colours, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening at the Hollywood Bowl. Master of the Tango Nuevo, Astor Piazzolla’s four tangos feature on stage the dance company Tango Buenos Aires, known worldwide as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango. Alberto Ginastera, one of the most important twentieth century classical composers of the Americas and Piazzolla´s first teacher, is also represented on this brand new release from C Major Entertainment, along with Lalo Schifrin, whom, beside his concert music, is the composer of the famous scores of Mission Impossible and Dirty Harry. His Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, a world-premiere recording, is composed for Ángel Romero, an iconic master of the classical guitar.

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  • The Inaugural Concert

    Gustavo Dudamel & The Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 39 min

    A world-class pairing, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their charismatic new Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, mark the start of their partnership with this concert, filmed live at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program defines everything that is fresh and exciting about their collaboration: a John Adams world premiere, City Noir, music that steps back into the dark past of Los Angeles, and the all-embracing First Symphony by Mahler, the composer who launched Dudamel’s dazzling international career. "This was an exceptional and exciting concert by any standard." – The New York Times

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  • Live in Prague

    Hans Zimmer

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 2 hr 18 min

    Hans Zimmer is one of the most successful film music composers working today. His multi-award winning career reaches back to the mid-eighties and he has developed close working relationships with renowned directors such as Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Bay, Ron Howard, Gore Verbinski and Christopher Nolan. His credits include some of the biggest blockbuster movies and most acclaimed TV series of all time. This concert was filmed on 7th May 2016 in Prague during Hans Zimmer's hugely successful European concert tour. Hans was accompanied by a band, orchestra and choir, 72 musicians in total, including guest guitarist Johnny Marr. The staging was spectacular with a ground breaking light show, stunning visuals and a state of the art sound system. With Hans Zimmer performing on multiple instruments and giving introductory insights to many of the pieces, this show is a treat for lovers of both great music and great movies.

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  • Live in Vienna (Part 2)

    Lang Lang

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    Filmed live in Vienna s legendary Musikverein concert hall, this release represents Lang Lang s second live recorded recital to date after the best-selling Live at Carnegie Hall in 2004, which marked his international breakthrough as a recording artist.

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  • The Highest Level (2013)

    Lang Lang

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 3 min

    Live performance of Prokofiev's 'Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, op. 26' by pianist Lang Lang and the Berliner Philharmoniker orchestra.

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  • Fiction

    Le Quatuor Ebène

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 22 min

    These four French musicians of Quatuor Ebène are perhaps the most creative ensemble on the international chamber music scene today. No other quartet moves with such ease and enthusiasm between different styles.
    With classical soprano Natalie Dessay, jazz singer Stacey Kent and drummer Richard Héry, the multi- award winning Ebène Quartet revisits jazz, pop and rock standards, often used as movie soundtracks. In this live concert in the famed Folies Bergère music hall in Paris, they perform - and sing - their own arrangement of Misirlou (Pulp Fiction), Somewhere over the rainbow (Wizard of Oz), Streets of Philadelphia, Corcovado... and many more!

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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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  • Cunning Little Vixen

    Various Artists

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

    Nicholas Hytner's enchanting production, sung in the original Czech, is conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, a master of the best Janacek style. Through myriad shifts of scene, the episodic story is presented in brightly-colored sets and costumes of blissful innocence and simplicity, designed by Bob Crowley. Jean-Claude Gallotta's choreography for the insects and animals, and Jean Kalman's lighting add to the nostalgically poetic effect of the whole. With Thomas Allen as the Forester, the cast includes Eva Jenis, Hanna Minutillo, Richard Novak and Ivan Kusnjer. This live recording comes from the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

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  • Mariinsky: Rodion Shchedrin: Dead Souls

    Various Artists

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 2 hr 30 min

    St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre has staged the opera Dead Souls to the music by Rodion
    Shchedrin, who turns 80 in 2012. One of the indisputable operatic masterpieces of the 20th
    century will appear in the brand new, bright, expressive staged version, more than 30 years
    later, again at the Mariinsky Theatre. The premiere of the production took place on March
    18. It is the first Russian production since its 1977 premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre.

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  • The 12 Cellists - The 40th Anniversary Concert

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 54 min

    Live recording from the Philharmonie, Berlin, 9th May 2012

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  • Barenboim - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 6

    Various Artists

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 44 min

    Live recording from the Palais Lobkowitz, Palais Kinsky Palais Rasumowsky and Schloss Hetzendorf, Vienna, 1983/84

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  • Berliner Philharmoniker: Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 38 min

    Recorded live in Rome at Santa Cecilia and at Philharmonie Berlin.
    La Repubblica called it: 'The most wonderful symphonic cycle of the past decade.'
    The Beethoven Symphonies mark the high-light of Abbado's relationship with the Berliner
    Philharmoniker and his 12 years as chief conductor.
    “Abbado lets loose all the conflicting elements of Beethoven's cosmos - nothing works anymore, the music threatens to explode once and for all, deliverance has to come from somewhere. A powerful moment of unsparing analysis of Beethoven and his own self...” Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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  • Gran Fanfare

    Venezuelan Brass Ensemble thomas Clamor

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

    EuroArts presents a veritable fireworks display of ambitious pieces for brass orchestra recently performed by a colourful and fascinating young ensemble in Berlin’s prestigious Konzerthaus at the Gendarmenmarkt in the heart of the city. The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble is a highly-acclaimed group with nearly 50 young brass and percussion players drawn from the extraordinary Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. The South American country has one of the most admired and amazingly effective music school systems in the world. Almost all children from the age of 2 get free music lessons in their neighbourhood. They learn to play in ensembles as soon as they can master their instruments. This so-called “sistema” enables most of the poor children in Venezuela to have a focus in life apart from being clothed and fed - thus fighting poverty-related problems at the roots. The results are astonishing, the ensemble playing is near perfect and the “sistema” has brought forth internationally successful musicians like the conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The repertoire of the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble is impressively varied and testifies to the high standard of this young ensemble. With their blend of classical and South American repertoire, these 50 youngsters not only bring audiences to their feet, but demonstrate with a scintillating display of brass music a virtuosity and passion that is nothing short of awesome.

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