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Tony Palmer's Masterpiece -H. Gorecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Tony Palmer's Masterpiece -H. Gorecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
ID: TPDVD102
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: DocumentarySubkolektion: Voices and Orchestra

Region Code: NTSC color broadcast system : Plays in all territories
Presentation: Wide Screen
Color mode: Colour
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9, Aspect Ratio
Duration: 53 mins
Language Note: Performance and commentary in Polish with optional subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Sound Format: Dolby Digital Stereo
DVD Format: DVD VIDEO
Notes: Booklet with program notes and English translation of texts inserted in container.

The Symphony actually dates from 1976 when Górecki was (as he tells us in the film) a 'non-person' in the political sense, when his music was banned in his native Katowice in Poland. He told me that its inspiration had come from a book he had found about the Nazi occupation of Poland. In the footnotes there was an example of the different messages scratched on the walls of a Gestapo prison. One, written by a young girl, said only: "Mama, don't cry". Very simple. Nothing melodramatic or even tragic, but a heartfelt cry that scorched the soul. At an early performance in Paris, a music critic whispered in Górecki's ear "Merde!" At the first screening of the film in 1993, the then commissioning editor of music programmes on Channel FOUR said: "what rubbish is this?" Now, only a few years later, no-one can remember either of their names. Melvyn Bragg showed the film on The South Bank Show, and even managed to persuade the hierarchy of ITV that it would be an abomination to disrupt the film with any commercial breaks for, say, Durex. The 53 minute film was shown uninterrupted, an acceptance perhaps of the urgency of its content. "I wanted to express a great sorrow", Górecki says. "The war...the rotten times under Communism...our life today...the starving. What madness! This sorrow, it burns inside me. I cannot shake it off".
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Tony Palmer's Film About Callas - M. Callas: La Divina - A Portrait: 30th Anniversary:

Tony Palmer's Film About Callas - M. Callas: La Divina - A Portrait: 30th Anniversary:
ID: TPDVD103
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: Documentary

Region Code: NTSC Plays in all territories
Medium:DVD Video
Presentation: Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: French, Italian, German, Spanish
Color mode: Colour
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9, Aspect Ratio
Duration: 92 mins



There are so many astonishing facts about Maria Callas...

First, she was born not in Greece but in Manhattan and went to school there. Second, considering her colossal influence and in contrast to the pumped-up, preposterous, overpaid pipsqueak divas of today, her actual international career was tiny - 18 years at most. Third, and in spite of her reputation, her cancellation record was the lowest of any great singer of her day. Fourth, she rarely looked at the conductor during an opera, simply because she could not see him - she was very short-sighted, and often appeared (partly as a result) to be in a trance while on stage. Fifth, she was betrayed by most of those intimate with her throughout her life, and eventually abandoned by many of those who should have known better and who claimed to have loved her. Sixth, she died almost penniless - even her grotesquely rich long-time lover, Onassis, whose marriage to Jackie Kennedy she only discovered by watching the 6 o'clock news, had invested her money in half a cargo boat, which sank. Paradoxically, although she died 30 years ago, her records today outsell every other recorded classical artist, and single handedly keep EMI Classics afloat. Last, hers was not the most beautiful voice of her time, as she frequently admitted. Some days it worked; other days it just didn't.

In the end, those who met her in Paris in the seventies agree that she was one of the loneliest, most desperate of women they had ever encountered, slowly drugging herself to death. "Every day, thank God, is one day less", she told Di Stefano. A summons to tea (for half an hour at most) often lasted until the early hours, with the guest or guests pleaded with not to leave.

It was pathetic and horrible, but it was Callas. It was always Callas, and that was the secret and the magic. We witness on stage a broken woman who sings nakedly from her heart, about herself and her life, who acts with such incredible power and unashamed truth that we stagger back before what we know, in our hearts, is all of her. No artifice here; no vulgar posturings to which her absurd imitators - and there are many - aspire. Gheorghiu, Battle, Garrett - they cannot touch her hem.

Maria - just a woman, who often spoke of Callas in the third person, in trouble, asking, begging sometimes, for our understanding and our love. She deserves it, because there was no greater singing actress in our time. And she was only 53 when she died.Tony Palmer
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Tony Palmer's Film About Menuhin - A family Portrait

Tony Palmer's Film About Menuhin - A family Portrait
ID: TPDVD120
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: DocumentarySubkolektion: Biography Movie

Directors: Tony Palmer
Region Code: NTSC. Plays in all territories
Color mode: Colour broadcast system
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Language: English
Duration: 105 mins
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Yehudi Menuhin made his debut in Paris at the age of eleven. At fifteen he recorded the definitive performance of the Elgar Violin Concerto, conducted by the composer. Menuhin is acclaimed as one of the great violinists of the century. He was the first artist to play with the Berlin Philharmonic after the overthrow of the Nazis, and the first major Western classical soloist to play jazz and Indian music. A dedicated teacher, the former child prodigy established his own school where he coached young musicians. In this profile of Menuhin, filmmaker Tony Palmer keeps pace with the busy violinist: conducting the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; working with his own chamber orchestra in Greece; recording with his son Jeremy. Newsreel footage of nine-year old Menuhin and interviews with his family offer an intimate view of a virtuoso.

Menuhin, a name that was legendary for over 60 years, and remains so today. A good man and a great violinist, whose childhood was blessed with happiness and success unparalleled even among child prodigies. At least, that was the legend. The truth was painfully different. The violinist who inspired Einstein to remark; "Now I know there is a God in heaven", was also a man of whom his sister could say: "We have done more harm to people we love than we ever believed ourselves capable of doing to people we didn't love".

Filmed in Berlin, Dresden, Vienna, Moscow, New York, San Francisco and Switzerland, and using much material not seen previously from Menuhin's own archive, this heart-rending and multi-award winning film included all the members of Menuhin's family living at the time, who struggle to piece together what had really happened to the son of Russian/ Tartar parents who was defiantly named Yehudi - ‘the Jew'.
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Tony Palmer's Film About Benjamin Britten - A Time There Was...

Tony Palmer's Film About Benjamin Britten - A Time There Was...
ID: TPDVD125
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: DocumentarySubkolektion: Biography Movie

Region Code: NTSC. Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English
DVD Format: DVD
Color mode: Colour broadcast system
Screen (Picture) Format: Stereo, 16:9 aspect ratio.
Presentation: Wide Screen
Duration: 103 mins

Made at the request of the Britten Estate, this film - thought to be the definitive portrait of the great composer - tells of one of the most profound love affairs of the 20th Century, between Britten and his lover and life-long companion and inspiration, PETER PEARS. At a time when it was illegal to be openly homosexual, Britten & Pears faced up to a hostile world with unflinching dignity, producing a string of masterpieces that, together with the works of Vaughan Williams, established English music as internationally pre-eminent in the middle years of the 20th century.Among the music featured is extracts from: ‘Peter Grimes’; ‘Billy Budd’; ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’; ‘ The War Requiem’; ‘Curlew River’; ‘Death in Venice’; ‘The Nocturne’ & ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’.with: BENJAMIN BRITTEN; PETER PEARS; LEONARD BERNSTEIN; SVIATOSLAV RICHTER; JANET BAKER; JULIAN BREAM; HEATHER HARPER; IMOGEN HOLST; JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK; RUDOLF BING & HENRY MOOREThe music conducted by STEUART BEDFORD and played by THE ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
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Tony Palmer’s Film of Parsifal - The Search for the Grail

Tony Palmer’s Film of  Parsifal - The Search for the Grail
ID: TPDVD167
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subkolektion: Oper

Region Code: NTSC. Plays in all territories
Classification: Exempt
Presentation: Wide Screen
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Duration: 116 mins

Recorded: Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Ravello, Siena, Bayreuth

Placido Domingo (Parsifal)
Violeta Urmana (Kundry)
Matti Salminen (Gurnemanz)
Nikolai Putilin (Klingsor) & Anna Netrebko

Tony Palmer’s documentary about Richard Wagner’s opera ‘Parsifal’, with extracts from Tony Palmer’s stage production of Parsifal starring Placido Domingo, Violeta Urmana, Matti Salminen and Anna Netrebko.
The Grail - the cup which Jesus Christ is said to have used at The Last Supper - is one of the most powerful symbols in Western culture. Wagner’s three-act opera, Parsifal, is the most famous work which celebrates the search for the Grail. Parsifal is an opera about ideas, about philosophical questions rather than answers, where the questions themselves are what is important, and the power and eloquence with which they are expressed. With the help of a rare interview with Wolfgang Wagner, Richard Wagner’s grandson, who explains what his grandfather intended and why, plus an all-star cast including the first performance on film of Anna Netrebko, this documentary explores the explosive nature of Wagner’s dangerous ideas. Wagner was virulently anti-Semitic - to this day, it is not possible to perform Parsifal in Israel - and thus provided the Nazis with some powerful cultural propaganda, because for Hitler, Parsifal, the hero of the opera, was pure Aryan blood. When the film was originally released on DVD, the Germans censored 30 minutes of the film which they considered ‘political’, ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘irrelevant’. This is the original version, uncensored, as approved by Domingo.
“It succeeds in exploring the legend of Parsifal quite brilliantly, while making it brutally relevant to us today.” John Ardoin, Great Performances (PBS)
Interviews: With Placido Domingo, Wolfgang Wagner, Robery Gutman & Karen Armstrong
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Music With a View: Into the Evening

Music With a View: Into the Evening
ID: DVD-7010-9
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: Documentary

Actors: Scott Hamilton, Marian McPartland, Peter Cincotti, Charlie Byrd Trio, Ken Peplowski

Format: Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Pinnacle Vision
DVD Release Date: 17 Nov 2003
Run Time: 60 minutes

Jazzscapes
Music with a View

Into the Evening
in 5.1 Surround Sound

Soothing jazz by top artists perfectly orchestrated with 3 hours of Stan Getz - Blue Skies 6:36
8. Karrin Allyson - How Long Has This Been Going On? 5:39
9. Joey DeFrancesco's Goodfellas - All The Way 5:10
10. Kenny Burrell - I'm Falling For You 5:21
11. Gary Burton - Body and Soul 6:08

Ever wish you could prolong that beautiful sunset? Wish you could see the sunset from your home? Now you can - and hear the perfect accompanying, atmosphere-creating jazz at the same time - with Jazzscapes: Into The Evening. The Into The Evening DVD features soothing jazz by top artists(presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound), perfectly orchestrated with a varienty of colourful images that transport you to a playe where the sun is always setting.

- Angle One: Sunset Visions
- Angle Two: Time Lapse Sunsets
- Angle Three: Painted Sunsets
- Angle Four: Artists/CD Information

Ececutive Producers: Glen Barros & John Burk
Produced by Bob O'Connor
Visuals directed, edited and authored by Mark Kornweibel
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Music With a View: Visions of Christmas

Music With a View: Visions of Christmas
ID: DVD-7013-9
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: Jazz

Format: Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Pinnacle Vision
DVD Release Date: 17 Nov 2003
Run Time: 60 minutes
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Music With a View: a Time for Love

Music With a View: a Time for Love
ID: DVD-7011-9
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: Jazz

Jazzscapes - Music with a View - A Time For Love - in 5.1 Surround Sound - A collection of intimate ballds by some of the world's finest jazz artists perfectly synchronized with 3 hours of mood-setting visual images for the ultimate romantic environment. - Create the ideal musical and visual atmosphere with the Jazzscapes series of DVD releases. Each Jazzscapes DVD features timeless tracks by an array of world-class jazz artists, in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, harmonizing with a colorful assortment of contemporary, ambiance-creating visual images. Bring timeless music into your room - and bring your whole environment to life - with Jazzscapes DVDs. 1. Scott Hamilton - What's New 5.53 2. Curtis Stigers - My Foolish Heart 6.56 3. Al Cohn - Embraceable You 4.49 4. Susannah McCorkle - Manha De Carnival (Sunrise) 4.48 5. Hank Jones - Lament 6.04 6. Jimmy Bruno/Joe Beck - Estate 5.57 7. Poncho Sanchez - A Time For Love 6.59 8. Mary Stallings With The Gene Harris Quartet - Dedicated To You 5.53 9. Cal Tjader - Don't Look Back 5.43 10. Joey DeFrancesco - That's All 5.42 - A collection of intimate ballads, played by some of the finest jazz artists in the world. Jazzscapes: A Time For Love creates the perfect aural ambiance. Add to the amorous atmosphere with a series of perfectly-synchronized, mood-setting visual images that hypnotize from your video monitor (you have four video channels from which to choose), and Jazzscapes: A Time For Love has just created the ultimate romantic environment. Now the rest is up to you. o Angle One: Candlelight Visions o Angle Two: Live Fireplace o Angle Three: Moonlit Waters o Also Includes o Angle Four: Artist/CD Information - Ececutive Producers: Glen Barros & John Burk - Produced by Bob O'Connor - Visuals directed, edited and authored by Mark Kornweibel - Compilation produced by Chris Dunn & Bob O'Connor - Format: DVD, Video - Studio/Label: Concord Records - DVD-Erscheinungstermin/Realeased: 2003

Format: Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Pinnacle Vision
DVD Release Date: 17 Nov 2003
Run Time: 60 minutes
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Music With a View - Rhythm and Waves

Music With a View - Rhythm and Waves
ID: DVD-7012-9
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: Jazz

The compelling sounds of classic jazz are wedded to beautiful images in this relaxing DVD presentation from Concord Jazz Records. Jazzscapes: Music With a View - Rhythm and Waves features three different visual displays of waves meeting the California coastline accompanied by recordings from leading jazz artists. Performers featured on this set include the Rippingtons, Russ Freeman, Pete Escovedo, Shelia E., Dave Valentin, and more. ˜ Mark Deming, Rovi
Artist: Jazzscapes-Music with a View


Format: Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Pinnacle Vision
DVD Release Date: 17 Nov 2003
Run Time: 60 minutes
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Toscanini - Unreleased

Toscanini - Unreleased
ID: CNT2074
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Kolektion: DocumentarySubkolektion: 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]
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