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Toscanini - Unreleased

Toscanini - Unreleased
ID: CNT2074
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Product Details
Genere: Documentary
Region Code: 0
Presentation: Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: Italiano, English
Subtitles: Italiano, English
Time: 1:03:00
Format: DVD
Release Date: 11/13/2012


Overview:
This biographical documentary profiles maestro Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) , arguably the single most important orchestral conductor of the Twentieth Century. The filmmakers shot original footage on two continents, in a number of cities central to Toscanini's life, including Milan, Lucerne, New York City, Riverdale, and Lake Maggiore. This material is bridged together with never-before-published photographs from Toscanini's archives, reflections from the conductor's descendants, and much more. It adds up to a portrait of an immensely talented but conflicted individual, who often achieved greatness but battled dissatisfaction and struggled for perfection in his music with the tenacity of a great artist.

Scene Index
Toscanini: Unreleased
1. Chapter 1 [14:16]
2. Chapter 2 [8:48]
3. Chapter 3 [11:03]
4. Chapter 4 [10:21]
5. Chapter 5 [10:20]
6. Chapter 6 [6:58]
7. Chapter 7 [1:31]
13.00 eur Buy

Tony Palmer's Film of "O Thou Transcendent" - The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Tony Palmer's Film of  "O Thou Transcendent" - The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams
ID: TPDVD106
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Actors: Thomas Allen, Jill Balcon, Barbara Dickson, English Chamber Orchestra, Brian Kay
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
Run Time: 148 minutes

The first ever full-length film biography of the great composer, produced by the multi-award winning director, Tony Palmer.
The Last Ever Interview with Ursula Vaughan Williams

Tony Palmer's film is now complete. Undoubtedly controversial it will also be very important in raising awareness of RVW. Two and a half hours long, it looks at Vaughan Williams' life as a disturbed and frustrated one. Powerful with some harrowing imagery, the film firmly dispels the myth that VW was a cuddly folk song collector and recycler who was affectionately known as "Uncle Ralph". As well as exploring his musical legacy, Palmer also focuses on the human side of VW. His frustration at living in a cosy market town, looking after an invalid wife (which he did devotedly) and the fury as well as the kindness and humanity which were all features of his remarkable character and which in their turn affected his music. The music passages are superbly played and filmed.


Performance Credits
The National Orchestra of Hungarian Radio - (Films) - Participant
The National Youth Orchestra - (Films) - Participant
Adrian Boult - (Films)(Music) - Participant
Nicola Benedetti - (Films) - Participant
The Archbishop of Canterbury - - Participant
Jordi Savall - Participant
The BBC Chorus - Participant
Stephen Jackson Chorus Master
Anna Stéphany - Participant
Simon Keenlyside - Participant
Joan Rodgers - Participant
Martin Carthy - Participant
Eliza Carthy - Participant
Harrison Birtwistle - Participant
English Chamber Orchestra - Participant
London Philharmonic Orchestra - Participant
Gloucester Cathedral Choir - Participant
John Adams - Participant
Neil Tennant - Participant
Richard Thompson - Participant
Mark-Anthony Turnage - Participant
Michael Kennedy - Participant
Roy Douglas - Participant
David Willcocks - Participant
Lady Barbirolli - Participant
Kiffer Finzi - Participant
Imogen Holst - Participant
Michael Tippett - Participant
Lord Armstrong - Participant
Bill Llewellyn - Participant
Milo Keynes - Participant
André Previn - Participant
Brian Kay - Participant
Stephen Johnson - Participant
Jerrold Northrop Moore - Participant
Hervey Fisher - Participant
Jill Balcon - Participant
John Amis - Participant
John Noble - Participant
Tom Allen - Participant
Barbara Dickson - Participant
Sarah Walker - Participant
Hugh Cobbe - Participant
Ursula Vaughan Williams - Participant
Sian Edwards - Conductor
Andrew Nethsingha - Conductor
Tamas Vasary - Conductor


Technical Credits
Tony Palmer Director, Editor
Kim Peat Executive Producer
16.00 eur Buy

Tony Palmer's Film of In from the cold. Portrait of Richard Burton

Tony Palmer's Film of In from the cold. Portrait of Richard Burton
ID: TPDVD122
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Few great actors have been so unfairly represented in the public image. Drunk, a wastrel, uncontrollable, unprofessional, besotted with glamour and wealth - just a few epithets dumped on Richard Burton. This documentary, made at Richard Burton's widow’s request, is a small celebration of an extraordinary man whose public image may have been seen as much different.
Tony Palmer’s 121 minute portrait of actor Richard Burton, featuring Sally Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Kate Burton, Philip Burton, Lauren Bacall, Joe Mankiewicz, Mike Nichols, Robert Hardy, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Emlyn Williams and John Neville.

Directors: Tony Palmer
Format: Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
Run Time: 115 minutes

Performance Credits:

Sally Burton (Films)
Elizabeth Taylor (Films)
Kate Burton (Films)
Philip Burton (Films)
Lauren Bacall
Joe Mankiewicz
Mike Nichols
Robert Hardy
John Gielgud
Claire Bloom
Emilyn Williams
Brook Williams
John Neville
William Squire
Cecilia James
Hilda Owen
Verdun Jenkins
David Arthur Jenkins
Marian Mastroianni
Rhianon Trowell
Nevill Coghill
Melvyn Bragg

Technical Credits:
Tony Palmer Director, Editor
Rob Ayling Executive Producer
16.00 eur Buy

Tony Palmer's Film About Hector Berlioz: I, Berlioz ...

Tony Palmer's Film About Hector Berlioz: I, Berlioz ...
ID: TPDVD116
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Tony Palmer on the life of legendary composer Hector Berlioz. This film is based on the Letters & Memoirs of Hector Berlioz.

Directors: Tony Palmer
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
Run Time: 88 minutes

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer Director, Editor
Mike Bluett Producer
Nick Knowland Cinematographer
16.00 eur Buy

Tony Palmer's Film of At the Haunted End of the Day - William Walton

Tony Palmer's Film of At the Haunted End of the Day - William Walton
ID: TPDVD113
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Biography Movie

This award-winning 1981 film is a revealing and moving portrait of the great composer. Supported by archive material, extracts from many of his works, and interviews with Lady Susana Walton, Laurence Olivier, and Sacheverell Sitwell, Walton reflects on his own journey from Oldham in Lanchashire to his island home on Ischia in Italy where he died in 1983. Yehudi Menuhin, Julian Bream, Iona Brown, Ralph Kirschbaum, Yvonne Kenny, John shirley-Quirt, and Carmen de Sautoy appear with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle, Grimethorpe Colliery Band conducted by Elgar Howart, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford conducted by Simon Preston, the Goldsmith Choral Union & Highgate Choral Society, and Los Paraguayos.

Note:
A video profile of Sir William Walton, one of Britain`s most beloved composers. Contains over 20 pieces of music including Belshazzar`s Feast, the coronation music for King George VI entitled Crown Imperial, and the music he composed for Olivier`s roles of Hamlet, Richard III, and Henry V.

Performance Credits
Julian Bream -(Films)
Iona Brown -
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Carmen De Sautoy
The Goldsmith Choral Union
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Highgate Choral Society
Yvonne Kenny
Ralph Kirshbaum
Yehudi Menuhin
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sitwell Sacheverell
John Shirley-Quirk
William Walton - Interviewee
Susana Walton
Elgar Howarth - Conductor
Simon Preston -Conductor
Simon Rattle - Conductor

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer Director, Editor
Rob Ayling Executive Producer
Paul Carr Sound Mixer
Bill Rowe Sound Mixer


Format: Color, Digitally Re-Mastered, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English, Soundtrack English
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Region: NTSC, All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Format : DVD
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
Run Time: 99 minutes
Rating: NR
16.00 eur Buy

Tony Palmer's Film of Toward the Unknown Region, Malcolm Arnold, A Story of Survival

Tony Palmer's Film of Toward the Unknown Region, Malcolm Arnold, A Story of Survival
ID: TPDVD112
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Region Code: PAL.Region 0, Plays in all territories. , Used in most of Western Europe, Australia and some other countries.
Language: English (Stereo)
Color mode: Colour
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Duration: 132 minutes


This documentary celebrates Malcolm Arnold, one of Britain's most underestimated and yet most popular composers, who wrote scores to altogether 132 films including 'Whistle Down the Wind', 'Hobson's Choice' and the Oscar winning 'Bridge Over the River Kwai'. Sir Malcolm also composed ballets, symphonies and operas. The DVD features interviews with friends and family, and includes extracts from his works, however, it does not shirk the darker side of Arnold's life full of complications caused by mental illness.
16.00 eur Buy

Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me

Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me
ID: CPVP020DVD
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Education

Format DVD
Region Code: All NTSC
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Sound: Stereo
Language: English
Color mode: Colour / Combine a Color and Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Classification: E
Duration: 59 min
Release Date 5th October 2009


The extraordinary story of what happened to Felix Mendelssohn's music and reputation under the Nazis, told by Sheila Hayman, award winning director and descendant of Mendelssohn's sister Fanny.

'Writer-director Sheila Hayman's articulate, radiantly intelligent film' (Financial Times)
'This entrancing film succeeded as a personal and justifiably proud celebration' (Scotsman)
'A tangled tale...presented absolutely compellingly by Sheila Hayman' (Guardian)
'A fascinating film that tells how, despite its best efforts, the Third Reich could not extinguish Germany's love of Mendelssohn's work' (Observer)

Performance Credits:
Daniel Hope - (Films) Participant
Steven Isserlis - (Films) Participant
Asaf Levy - (Films) Participant
Larry Todd - (Films) Participant

Technical Credits
Sheila Hayman - Director, Screenwriter
16.00 eur Buy

Tony Palmer’s Film About Puccini

Tony Palmer’s Film About Puccini
ID: TPDVD115
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Biography Movie

This documentary is an intimate look into the story of Doria Manfredi and of her relationship with Puccini, and the opera that came about as a result. “Turandot” tells the story of a local girl that went to work for the Puccinis as a maid. After a few years, Puccini’s wife, Elvira, became convinced that her husband had been having an affair with the young girl. As a result of the rumors she spread, Doria was shunned by the community, and eventually took her own life.

Robert Stevens and Virginia McKenna stars in this Charles Wood film about Puccini. Included is music performed by The Scottish Opera Chorus and Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson. The film is produced by Simon Channing-Williams. Judith Howarth, Robert Urquhart, Bil Fraser, William Squire, Peter Woodthorpe, Andrew Cruickshank, Phil McCall, Rupert Graves, Ronald Pickup, Linda Esther Gray, Willard White, Eduardo Alvares, Marie Slorach, Alan Okie, Hugh Hetherington, and Gordon Christie also star.

Performance Credits
Robert Stephens -(Films), (Biography), (Music) Actor
Virginia McKenna -(Films), (Biography) Actor
Judith Howarth -(Films) Actor, Doria Manfredi
Eduardo Alvares -(Films) Calaf
Phyllis Cannan - Turandot
Gordon Christie - Pong
Andrew Cruickshank - Father Michelucci
Bill Fraser - Fucini, the Lawyer
Rupert Graves - Tomio, Puccini's Son
Linda Esther Gray - Turandot
Hugh Hetherington - Pang
Phil McCall - Gnicche
Alan Okie - Ping
Ronald Pickup - Giulio Ricordi
Elvira Puccini - Actor
Marie Slorach - Liu
William Squire - Giacchi, the Doctor
Robert Urquhart - Doria's Father
Willard White - Timur
Peter Woodthorpe - Umberto Manfredi
Sir Alexander Gibson - Conductor

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer Director
Simon Channing-Williams Producer
Charels Wood Screenwriter


Format: Color, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: French, German, Italian, Spanish
Region: NTSC, All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
Run Time: 113 minutes
16.00 eur Buy

Tony Palmer's Film About The Fantastic World of Michael Crawford

Tony Palmer's Film About The Fantastic World of Michael Crawford
ID: TPDVD123
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Michael Crawford has starred in some of the biggest box-office hits of all time. From Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, to the original Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, both in London's West End and on Broadway; from circus showman in Barnum to EFX, the multi-million extravaganza at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the biggest hotel in the world, which he dominated for over two years, playing Merlin, Houdini and H.G.Wells, and which broke all existing box office records. He is the only actor to have won an Olivier Award as 'Best Actor' at the same time as 'Best Actor in a Musical'. And then there was Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand, The Knack, How I Won the War with John Lennon… And all this for a man whose first stage role was in an opera by Benjamin Britten!
This is a behind-the-scenes intimate portrait of one of the funniest and most versatile of actors, whose popularity in the United States outshines any other British entertainer in the last 30 years, and whose television shows in Britain are just repeated and repeated in all English-speaking countries purely by public demand.

Actors: Michael Crawford
Directors: Tony Palmer

Format: Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
Run Time: 91 minutes
16.00 eur Buy

Tony Palmer’s Film About Holst - In The Bleak Midwinter

Tony Palmer’s Film About Holst - In The Bleak Midwinter
ID: TPDVD173
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Tony Palmer - Director, Editor
Region Code: 0, All regions, NTSC
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Presentation: Wide Screen
Language: English
Time: 2:17:00
This new DVD from director Tony Palmer telling the story of Gustav Holst is the first ever film about this extraordinary composer.


The first ever film about this extraordinary man - who taught himself Sanskrit, lived on a street of brothels in Algiers, cycled into the Sahara Desert, allied himself during the First World War with a "red priest"who pinned on the door of his church "prayers at noon for the victims of Imperial Aggression," who hated the words used to his most famous tune "I Vow to Thee My Country" because it was the opposite of what he believed, who distributed a newspaper called The Socialist Worker, whose music - especially The Planets - owed little or nothing to anyone, least of all the English folk song tradition, but was a very great composer who died of cancer, broken, and disillusioned, before he was 60.
16.00 eur Buy

 
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