Category: Concerts and Performing Arts
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The acclaimed German baritone (and renowned lieder singer) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau performs a delightful concert of songs staged at the Opera Theatre of Nuremburg. First in the two-part program is an assortment of selections by Franz Schubert, followed by a delightful selection of pieces by Robert Schumann. A must for fans of both ... more
Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt leads the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in dazzling renditions of Mozart symphonies Nos. 39, 40, and 41. Raising his baton with the Vienna Philharmonic, Harnoncourt delivers memorable performances of Schubert's Symphony No. 4 and Mozart's Symphony No. 31. Soundtracks: DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: ... more
Famed conductor and pianist Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears appear in two remarkable recitals from 1964 and 1970. First, Britten plays a series of his own folk songs; next, in a concert produced by John Culshaw of Decca, Schubert's "Winterreise" is given a splendid rendition by Britten and Pears. 115 min. total. Standard; Soundtracks: ... more
First, Franz Schubert's 1827 song cycle "Winterreise," a majestic piece preoccupied with unrequited love, is given a dramatic performance in this filmed production featuring tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake. Next, the documentary film "Over the Top with Franz" details the challenges involved in making the television production, ... more
Austrian pianist Alfred Brendel provides insightful introductions for his performances of a variety of memorable piano compositions by Schubert. Recorded at Horfunkstudio, Radio Bremen, in 1976 and 1977, this five-disc set includes the "Wanderer" Fantasy in C Major, Sonata No. 14 in A Minor, Sonata No. 17 in D Major, ... more
Internationally acclaimed Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman performs a superb set of compositions by Chopin and Schubert in this concert program. Zimerman plays Chopin's Scherzo in B Flat Minor, Nocturne in F Sharp Major, Barcarolle in F Sharp Major, and more, plus Schubert's Impromptus Nos. 1-4. Soundtrack: English.
Austrian pianist Alfred Brendel delivers striking interpretations of Schubert's final three piano sonatas in this spellbinding concert performance. Brendel plays the Sonata in C Minor, Sonata in A Major, and Sonata in B Flat Major at London's Middle Temple. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Gunter Wand conducts the NDR Sinfonieorchester in Kiel, Germany, for these enthralling performances of Schubert's Symphony No. 5 and Brahms' Symphony No. 1. This concert was part of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English LPCM stereo.
Schubert's melancholy masterwork is interpreted by the world renowned Alban Berg Quartett in a bravura performance. Features Gunter Pichler on violin, Thomas Kakuska on viola, Gerhard Schulz on violin, and Valentin Erben on cello. 58 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English DTS 5.0, Dolby Digital 5.0, PCM stereo, ... more