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A 1997 film, featuring archival as well as recent interviews with associates who worked with the legendary soprano. Also includes film clips, photos and recordings. (Total running time approx. 74')

BRO Code:
173815
Units:
1
Record Label:

EMI/ANGEL

Record Number:

3 38470 9

UPC:

094633847095

Country:

DUTCH

D/A Code:

Mono

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Soprano Diana Damrau in recital with harpist xavier de Maistre at Festspiielhaus Baden-Baden. Featuring works by Schumann, Faure, Debussy and Strauss. Directed by Brian Large. Running time approx. 87'. Also included is a 52' documentary on Damrau by filmmaker Beatrix Conrad, titled 'Diva Divina: Nine Months with the German Opera Star' (with English subtitles)

BRO Code:
173813
Units:
1
Record Label:

VIRGIN

Record Number:

984916 9 8

UPC:

5099998491698

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

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A rehearsal and performance of Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C ['The Great'] with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. (Recorded 5/1966. Black & white. Total running time approx. 120')

BRO Code:
173266
Units:
1
Record Label:

MEDICI ARTS

Record Number:

DVD 2072198

UPC:

880242721983

Country:

AUSTRIA

D/A Code:

Analog

'A documentary providing a comprehensive history of European Jazz. It explores the origins of the US-influenced Jazz clubs after the Second World War, the first steps independent of American jazz and the various changes of direction that have repeatedly occurred in European jazz in the search for that 'own voice' that European jazz musicians have helped to form. Featuring the great masters of European jazz such as Chris Barber, Jan Garbarek, Juliette Greco, Stefano Bollani and Till Bronner, to name but a few, the film provides a wealth of styles in Jazz. For his third documentary on jazz, film-maker Julian Benedikt travelled to a wide variety of European countries in search of an all-embracing documentation of European jazz music. His story telling is neither too sophisticated nor does he simply reproduce the known cliches, rather the movie engages its audience with very personal impressions of European jazz, past and present. Accompanied by rarely seen archival footage featuring such influencing American jazz legends as Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, this unique document offers a collection of sparkling musical gems from both sides of the Atlantic'. (Total playing time approx. 90')

BRO Code:
173265
Units:
1
Record Label:

EUROARTS

Record Number:

DVD 2055748

UPC:

880242557483

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Mono

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'This Naxos China Travelogue tour of Shanxi starts with the ancient walled city of Pingyao, once a thriving commercial center. The former wealth of the province is witnessed by the Courtyard Houses of the Qu and Wang families, extensive compounds dating principally from the 18th century. Shuanglin Temple, part of the Pingyao world heritage site, is seen, with its collection of 2,000 painted statues from the Song and Yuan dynasties. There are views of Mount Wutai, the first of the Four Sacred Mountains for Chinese Buddhism, with some of its many monasteries and temples, and other Buddhist monuments at the Chongsan Monastery and Jinci Temple. The most remarkable of all is the Hanging Monastery at the foot of Mount Heng, one of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism, apparently hanging on a sheer cliff-face. The Yingxian Wooden Pagoda of Fogong Temple, dating from the 11th century, is the oldest and highest in China. Still earlier are the carvings of the Yungang Grottoes, some 51,000 statues of the Buddha in 252 caverns, dating originally from the 5th and 6th centuries. The tour ends with the sight of the remarkable Hukuo Waterfall, with its 50-metre descent in a gorge on the Yellow River. The journey is accompanied by traditional Chinese instruments and music'. (Running time approx. 67'07')

BRO Code:
173257
Units:
1
Record Label:

NAXOS

Record Number:

2.110556

UPC:

747313555659

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Digital

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'This Naxos China Travelogues tour of Xinjiang [Sinkiang] starts in the old town of Kashgar, with its Uighur shops and alleys. Travelling to Tianchi [Heavenly Lake] in the Tianshan Mountain range, we see Kazakh yurts and flocks of sheep, and something of the varied flora and fauna of the area. In Kashgar again, the tomb of Abakh Khoja, a famous local ruler in the early Qing dynasty, makes a contrast with the busy city life of the capital, Urumqi. Some 30 kilometres take us to the geographical centre of the continent of Asia, while back at the heart of Kashgar itself is the 15th century yellow-tiled Id Kah Mosque. There are views of strange rock formations in the countryside and the colorful Lake Sayram, with the alpine scenery of Kanas Lake and the fertile vineyards of Grape Valley. The tour of this varied region, with its Uighur, Mongolian, Kazakh, Tatar, Uzbek, Han and other ethnic groups, ends with the snow-capped Tianshan Mountain, with its great glaciers. The tour is accompanied by traditional music and instruments'. (Running time approx. 59'49')

BRO Code:
173256
Units:
1
Record Label:

NAXOS

Record Number:

2.110557

UPC:

747313555758

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Digital

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'This Naxos China Travelogue tour of Sichuan [Szechwan] takes us to a land of lakes and snow-capped mountains, with a fertile central plain. The tour starts in Chengdu in a park, where there is a replica of the thatched cottage in which the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu [Tu Fu] took refuge for years. Temples in the province include the elaborate Wuhou Memorial Temple, the temples on Qingcheng Mountain and the legendary Fulong Temple. Most impressive of all, however, must be the natural scenery the rivers, lakes and waterfalls, and the mountains that protected the province from invasion for so many centuries. The tour is accompanied by music played on traditional instruments.'.(Running time approx. 63'39')

BRO Code:
173255
Units:
1
Record Label:

NAXOS

Record Number:

2.110558

UPC:

747313555857

Country:

GERMANY

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'A region of mountains and lakes, the province of Yunnan lies to the south of Sichuan. This Naxos China Travelogue tour starts with the Old Town of Lijiang, with its narrow cobbled streets and closely packed traditional buildings. Later the tour moves to Shuhe, otherwise known as Longquan Village, which is a few kilometers north of Lijiang but boasts comparable traditional buildings as a place where the minority Naxi People have long lived. Mountains in Yunnan include Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, its name that of a legendary defender of the region, transformed with his brother into thirteen peaks. The tour visits the historic capital of Yunnan, Kunming, now home to some five million inhabitants. Scenes of Yunnan are matched with traditional music.'.(Running time approx. 61'08')

BRO Code:
173254
Units:
1
Record Label:

NAXOS

Record Number:

2.110560

UPC:

747313556052

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Digital

'In the peace treaty of 1919 the Tyrol was divided into three regions, Southern Tyrol being ceded to Italy. The Eastern Tyrol, Austrian territory, is bounded to the south by the Lienz Dolomites, with the town of Lienz the regional capital. The region is popular with summer visitors, its climate relatively mild, in spite of its height above sea level. There is also a glimpse of the Earth Pyramids at Ritten (Renon) in the Italian Southern Tyrol. Music for the tour is by Franz Schubert, the son of a schoolmaster who had settled in Vienna. Although his life was chiefly spent in Vienna, he was, nevertheless, able to enjoy the Austrian countryside, during country holidays spent with friends. The beauty of the landscape is reflected in his music and, in particular, in his songs. The tour of the Lienz Dolomites is accompanied by music by Schubert for piano trio, written towards the end of his short life.'.(Running time approx. 58'50')

BRO Code:
173253
Units:
1
Record Label:

NAXOS

Record Number:

2.110540

UPC:

747313554058

Country:

AMERICA

D/A Code:

Digital

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'The tour visits the Tin Soldier Museum at Kulmbach, the National Army Museum, the Wellington Memorial and St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the Bavarian Army Museum at Ingolstadt, with its relics of the Thirty Years War and of conflicts with the Ottoman Empire. Musically, the tour brings Beethoven’s musical celebration of Wellington’s victorious campaign in Spain, Liszt’s Battle of the Huns and a Georgian war march by Ippolitov-Ivanov. The tour ends with two military works by Rimsky-Korsakov, 'King Dodon on the Battlefield', from his last opera, The Golden Cockerel, and the 'Massacre at Kerzhenets' from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh'.(Running time approx. 53'55')

BRO Code:
173252
Units:
1
Record Label:

NAXOS

Record Number:

2.110547

UPC:

747313554751

Country:

AMERICA

D/A Code:

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'Starting from the great Cathedral of Chartres, our tour takes us to Brittany and Normandy in Northern France, and to Franche Comté and Burgundy. Many of the scenes chosen match closely the music of Fauré and in particular that of his Requiem, with a wide range of corresponding images, from the calvaries of Brittany to the startling architecture of Le Corbusier in his church of Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp, and from The Last Judgement by Roger van der Weyden in Beaune to the tapestries of Jean Lurçat at Angers. The music chosen for this tour of France is by Gabriel Fauré. It includes his Requiem, the evocative Pavane, his Sicilienne, probably originally intended as part of incidental music for Moliere's Le bourgeois gentilhomme, and the Berceuse'. (Running time approx. 56'06')

BRO Code:
173251
Units:
1
Record Label:

NAXOS

Record Number:

2.110249

UPC:

747313524952

Country:

CANADA

D/A Code:

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Documentary on Paul Tortelier {1914-1990} offering an intimate look into the musical life and philosophy of the cellist. Also includes full performance footage of concerti by C.P.E. Bach {Concerto No.3 With the Zurich Chamber Orchestra/ Edmund de Stoutz}, Dvorak {with Collegium Musicum Basel/ Albert E. Kaiser} and Elgar {with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/ Armin Jordan} plus Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations {with Zurich Symphony Orchestra/ Daniel Schweizer} and excerpts from Tortelier's 'Mon Cirque'. (Color. Playing time approx. 51' [documentary] plus 135' [performances])

BRO Code:
172940
Units:
1
Record Label:

VAI

Record Number:

DVD 4570

UPC:

089948457091

Country:

AMERICA

D/A Code:

Mono

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' 'I never just believed in success – I worked for it.' Faithful to this motto, Estee Lauder became one of the richest and most influential women in the world – a perfect embodiment of the American dream. She was one of the original Beauty Queens, a pioneer of the cosmetic industry whose products gave women at the turn of the twentieth century a new self-confidence. Eila Hershon and Roberto Guerra trace the career of this high-flyer who, shortly before her death in 2004, received the highest civilian honor in the US – the Presidential Medal of Freedom'. (Total running time approx. 48')

BRO Code:
172805
Units:
1
Record Label:

ARTHAUS MUSIK

Record Number:

DVD 106074

UPC:

807280607499

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

'As a pioneer of the cosmetics industry, Elizabeth Arden built up a business worth billions. Her goal was to make decorative cosmetics – previously the preserve of actresses and ladies of ill repute – accessible to women everywhere. Eila Hershon and Roberto Guerra paint a portrait of an ambitious woman who equipped the suffragettes with red lipstick, had her own radio show and whose company still stands for innovative cosmetics today. (Total running time approx. 48')

BRO Code:
172804
Units:
1
Record Label:

ARTHAUS MUSIK

Record Number:

DVD 106073

UPC:

807280607390

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

'Helena Rubinstein is rightly seen as one of the pioneers of a market worth millions. Born in Krakow Rubinstein started her career in the early years of the twentieth century in Australia from where she quickly went on to conquer Europe and the United States. Eila Hershon and Roberto Guerra portray a woman from humble origins who virtually until her death was always happiest at work in her laboratory and whose vision and ambition helped create and shape what we know today as beauty care'. (Running time approx. 60')

BRO Code:
172803
Units:
1
Record Label:

ARTHAUS MUSIK

Record Number:

DVD 106072

UPC:

807280607291

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

'This documentary program finds filmmaker Jan Schmidt-Garre accompanying acclaimed photographer Andreas Gursky, as Gursky creates his work 'Hamm, Bergwerk Ost'. The film observes virtually every aspect of the creative process, from Gursky's first viewings of the motive to taking the photographs themselves and digitally processing the final image. Schmidt-Garre also follows the photograph to its final resting place, in the collection of Ukrainian art connoisseur Viktor Pinchuk. Along the way, experts turn up for commentary including Hilla Becher, Werner Spies and Gursky himself. Also includes Gursky in conversation with Schmidt-Garre. (English subtitles. Total running time approx. 100')

BRO Code:
172740
Units:
1
Record Label:

ARTHAUS MUSIK

Record Number:

DVD 106064

UPC:

807280606492

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

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A film by Georg Wubbolt, featuring interviews with Leonard Bernstein's children, Jamie, Alexander and Nina Bernstein, Gustavo Dudamel, Stephen Sondheim, Kent Nagano, Marin Alsop, Sir Peter Jonas, Christoph Eschenbach, Norman Lebrecht, members of the Vienna Philharmonics, Craig Urquhart, and many others. BONUS INTERVIEWS with Gustavo Dudamel, Kent Nagano, Marin Alsop . (Total running time approx. 76'. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A BLU-RAY DISC. BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER REQUIRED)

BRO Code:
172457
Units:
1
Record Label:

C-MAJOR

Record Number:

DVD 736004

UPC:

814337013608

Country:

AUSTRIA

D/A Code:

Analog

Documentary on composer Mauricio Kagel [1931-2008] and his 2006 visit to his native Argentina, chronicling the composer's efforts in working directly with the musicians. (Running time approx. 67')

BRO Code:
171790
Units:
1
Record Label:

KAIROS

Record Number:

13172

UPC:

9120010281761

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

A performance of Eclat by the Netherlands' Nieuw Ensemble conducted by Ed Spanjaard and coached by Boulez. 'Sur Incises' is a masterclass documentary with Boulez conducting this work with the Ensemble Intercontemporain. (Total running time approx. 142')

BRO Code:
171708
Units:
1
Record Label:

IDEALE AUDIENCE

Record Number:

DVD 9DS15

UPC:

899132000152

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

'The Matchstick Man' is a profile of composer Gyorgy Kurtag wherein he is seen teaching and working with, among others, his wife Marta. Includes appearances by Zoltan Kocsis, Gyorgy Ligeti and Claudio Abbado with the Berlin Philharmonic; 'The Seventh Door' is a profile of composer / conductor Peter Eotvos. Includes interviews with Boulez and Stockhausen. Also includes the 24' documentary 'Exercises', featuring five works by Kurtag. (Total playing time approx. 137')

BRO Code:
171704
Units:
1
Record Label:

IDEALE AUDIENCE

Record Number:

DVD 9DS16

UPC:

899132000169

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog