Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden, "the music of Richard Strauss is in the best of hands. Arabella was the last collaboration between Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hoffmansthal. It charts the twists and turns of sisters Arabella and Zdenka in finding true love. Also stars Genia Kuehmeier and Michael Schade. Included are 3 legendary operas from the Arena di Verona Festival. This DVD release celebrates one of the largest open-air theaters in the world: This documentary includes interviews with famous directors, conductors and singers who appeared at the Arena in the early '80's, including Sherrill Milnes, Rajna Kabaiwanska, Fiorenza Cossotto, and many more.
Alos included are excerpts from performances of "Rigoletto," "Aida", "Traviata" and "Nabucco. Included are 3 operas on 3 DVDs.
Martha Argerich, grand dame of the piano, joins forces with world-famous cellist, Mischa Maisky in this world premiere of composer Rodion Shchedrin's much anticipated work "Romantic Offering. Also included are performances of works by Dvorak, Franck, and Shostakovich. For this reason, we beg of you to continue the good beginning already established, and that this settlement which we request In a word, she became the American dream. In this remarkable film, Denis Sneguirev invites us to witness the rescue and revival of Moscow's legendary Bolshoi Theatre. Copyright remains the property of individual contributors, but permission to reprint in whole or in part must be obtained from the editor.
In stark contrast to European Modernists, US artists made their nation the central theme of their work - the "American way of life" with all its regional stereotypes and socio-political themes. Yet they were also increasingly tied to and dependent upon the burgeoning royal venal bureaucracy, and this necessarily influenced their actions and policies. Itzhak Perlman conducts the Israel Philharmonic in works by Beethoven. Martha's daughter, a filmmaker, produced this full length movie. The film chronicle Martha's professional and private life, in particular her relationship with her children and juggling career and motherhood.
Bestselling and mesmerizing documentary about Martha Argerich, one of the greatest and most uniquely imaginative pianists of our time. The "Evening Talks", a film by Georges Gachot, lifts a corner of the veil: Martha Argerich shares her memories with us, confides her doubts to us and transmits her incredible appetite for music making. In addition to the interviews, the film shows her performing with some of her closest musical friends, including pianists Nelson Freire and Friedrich Gulda and in various chamber music settings. Argerich stars in radiant performances of works by Mozart recorded live in Tokyo at one of 3 5th anniversary memorial concerts she game in remembrance of her teacher Friedrich Gulda.
Argerich is accompanied in this live recording from the and festivals by the gifted Gabor Takacs-Nagy and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Bizet, and Shostakovich. Both hailing from Buenos Aires, pianists Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim are not only fellow countrymen; as child prodigies, they both began to give concerts in their youth, as soloists and with an orchestra.
DVD features include 4: Ariodante is George Frederick Handel's setting of an episode from Ariosto, in which the King of Scotland's daughter is treacherously accused of infidelity to her promised husband. The first video recording of Cilea's important opera verisma of It's the story of Federico and his insane passion for a mysterious woman of Arles who, in the opera, is never shown.
The people around him try in vain to prevent this love from becoming a damning obsession. The end resut for Federico, however, is tragic. Francesco Cilluffo conducts the Orchestra Filharmonica Marchigiana. Opera Vlaanderen of Antwerp continues its Rossini Cycle under the musical direction of conductor Alberto Zedda 87 , with the rarely performed opera Armida.
Armida is clearly a tenor opera par excellence, as we have four tenors here among the main roles. Max Emanuel Cencic excels with his celebrated and award-winning production of George Frederick Handel's operatic masterpiece at the International Handel Festival in Kohlsruhe.
The remarkable counter-tenor Cencic, dedicates himself to the revival and performance of music for the stage of the 18th century and proves that Baroque singing can be technically brilliant and emotionally engaging at the same time. George Petrou leads the ensemble Armonia Atenea. The concert was filmed in Begium.
Rob Bowman provides liner notes. Included are works by Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt, and Chopin. In this historic recital, filmed during his rapturously received return to Santiago in , Arrau demonstrates profound insights into the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, and Debussy. The Symphony Orchestra of the University of Chile performs. The most famous singers of the time we involved in the performance.
Farinelli portrayed Arbace, Cuzzoni performed as Mandane and the famous castrato Nicolino portrayed Artabano. Countertenor Franc Fagioli gives a stellar performance of the role that was once Farinelli's. Leonardo Vinci was one of Italy's leading opera composers of his time.
Didier e le comari di Lugano (Italian Edition) Gaston Javier Algard. Agnès Didier, commissario della squadra criminale di Parigi, sperava di passare alcuni giorni. Start reading Didier e le comari di Lugano (Italian Edition) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE.
Strings Attached, featuring young musicians from the Artemis Quartet, is an exploration of the dynamics of a string quartet. Included are extensive examples of compositions. This documentary places the spotlight on one of the most ambitious and enigmatic works ever written for a quartet, Beethoven's Great Fugue.
This film is followed by a recital performed in Paris offering a representative sample of the diverse repertoire of the Artemis Quartet. Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American Impressionism movement followed its own path which, over a forty year period, reveals as much about America as a nation, as it does about its art as a creative power-house.
It's a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Traveling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes. Captured at the BBC's Glasgow Studios in for their Music in Camera series, Ashkenazy demonstrates his versatility and musical skill through the extreme contrasts of the Impropmtus, the lyrical, song-like grace and virtuosic flair of the Wanderer Fantasy, and the elegant yet exciting rendition of Schumann's innovative Piano Sonata No.
This DVD presents Ashkenazy as pianist, conductor, musical guide, and master musician. Also included is a montage of sequences from the 26 films Nupen has made with Ashkenazy as conductor and a performance film based on Rachmaninov's Corelli Variations, performed at Lugano, which hasn't been published before. Also included is a short interview with Ashkenazy, who talks about musical gifts and their origins. Gioachino Rossini's Aureliano in Palmira celebrated its premiere on Dec.
This production was created at the Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, Italy in , under the direction of famous film director Mario Martone. Will Crutchfield conducts the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Also includes a feature on the making of the production. This tour of Austria takes us from the historic towns of Stein-Krems and Salzburg to the former imperial country residence at Laxenburg, the Imperial Treasury in Vienna and vivid contemporary architecture of Fritz Stowasser, better known as Hundertwasser.
Accompanying music is by Mozart. Melodies of Love" is a fast-paced musical revue created for family audiences. Since their premier performance at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, the BYU Young Ambassadors have performeed in over 67 countries and appeared before millions, including many government and arts leaders. The indisputable master of Baroque music, Johann Sebastian Bach's reputation is greater now than ever. Now his entire organ works are to be made available on DVD for the first time through the release of the highly-acclaimed BBC2 television series, 21st - Century Bach.
This disc includes some of Bach's greatest organ works. Bonus features include interviews with Harvard University Professor Christoph Wolff, and commentaries by the performer.
Includes behind the scenes documentary. Also included is the documentary Bach And Me. The Academie fuer Alte Musik plays its own arrangement of Bach's work, sharing out the 18 counterpoints among a number of spatially distinct instrumental groupings. The recording was made at the Radialsystem in Berlin conducted by Uli Aumueller. This performance also includes Bach's Cello Suites No.
Anner Bylsma is featured on cello. The especially colorful light design in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence makes this concert from December to a very special experience. The delighted engagement of the authors invites general readers and scholars to see anew, to understand in different contexts, to speculate and to explore. The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism. Cam- bridge and New York: This new addition to the Cambridge Companions to Literature series consists of 14 essays by British and American specialists in the field.
One of the major aims of the collection, as the ediror, Jill Kraye, makes clear in her introduction, is to provide an English-speaking readership with accessible discussions of some of the major issues of Renaissance humanism. The book achieves this aim admirably. Both the editor and the authors have clearly gone to great trouble to ensure that no prior knowledge on the part of the reader is assumed. No technical term goes unexplained "Canon Law" is explained on p.
Particularly helpful in this respect is Nicholas Mann's essay on the origins of humanism, which covers the ground from the Carolingians to the mid-fourteenth century, concisely but thoroughly. Yet although this book is aimed at the non-specialist, and the authors have in consequence striven for concision and clarity, the chances are that there are very few readers who will not find something new in this collection, or will not be grateful to the authors at some point for their condescension.
For a second major aim outlined by the editor is to counter the view that Renaissance humanism was concerned solely wit the details of the reconstruction, editing, imitation and teaching of classical Latin and Greek texts p. These aspects are very thoroughly dealt with in essays by Michael Reeve, Martin Davies, Kristian Jensen, and Peter Mack, but the net is spread much wider.
Alistair Hamilton and James Hankins discuss the contribution of humanism to the development of biblical studies and political thought respectively, Martin McLaughlin its impact on Italian vernacular literature. Charles Hope and Elizabeth McGrath explore the connection between humanism and the other central phenom- enon of the Renaissance, the dynamic change in the visual arts. Kraye' s own contribution makes clear the different approaches to classical philosophy adopted by humanists, with their philological concerns, and the professional philosophers, who still valued the works of medieval scolasticism.
Moreover, a concentration solely on the customary period from the beginning of the fourteenth century until the end of the sixteenth is also avoided. Anthony Grafton examines the belief that humanism died at the end of the sixteenth century in the face of the new science. Separate contributions from Clare Carroll and Joseph Loewenstein cover humanism and English literature from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
A book like this which aims to give an overview, especially one composed of the contributions of 14 different specialists, is bound to have its omissions. The present reviewer would certainly have liked to have seen rather more on the Byzantine background to the rediscovery of classical Greek literature in Italy. After all, reading, appreciating, and imitating the writings of antiquity, and occasionally producing scholars who were by all intents and purposes humanists, was something which the Byzantines had been doing for hundreds of years.