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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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'Phil Grabsky's biographical account of Haydn's life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world's most celebrated musicians and insights from the world's most knowledgeable experts. This film sheds light on the master and his work. The audience will be surprised, entertained and enthralled by Haydn's wit, humanity and insatiable creativity. beautiful, fascinating, and the musical examples are never less that well-chosen and splendidly played' - Chicago Tribune. (Total running time approx. 102')

BRO Code:
172808
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1
Record Label:

SEVENTH ART

Record Number:

MC 1311

UPC:

5060115340335

Country:

AMERICA

D/A Code:

Analog

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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
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1
Record Label:

ARTHAUS MUSIK

Record Number:

DVD 106073

UPC:

807280607390

Country:

GERMANY

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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

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'As seen on Public Television. The two-time GrMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin is a trailblazing performer and teacher who broke through numerous barriers to rise to the top of a traditionally male-dominated field. The film 'Sharon Isbin: Troubadour', produced by Susan Dangel, explores her unique and inspiring journey which has expanded and transformed the landscape of the guitar. Performances are showcased from international concert stages, the Grammy Awards, and the White House. The array of guests appearing in the film in interviews and performances includes John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, Tan Dun, Joan Tower, Steve Vai, Stanley Jordan, and Mark O'Connor, as well as commentary from such celebrated figures as Joan Baez, Martina Navratilova, David Hyde Pierce, and Garrison Keillor. The film also explores Isbin's role as teacher of a new generation of guitarists at both The Juilliard School, where she created the first guitar department, and the Aspen Music Festival. In addition to the documentary, the disc includes performances of works by Howard Shore, composer-violinist Mark O'Connor (in performance with Isbin), Augustín Barrios Mangore, Antonio Lauro, and Isaac Albeniz, and including duets with Romero Lubambo.' (Total running time approx. 86'. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A BLU-RAY DISC. BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER REQUIRED)

BRO Code:
172788
Units:
1
Record Label:

VAI

Record Number:

BD 8202

UPC:

089948820291

Country:

AMERICA

D/A Code:

Digital

'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
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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
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1
Record Label:

IDEALE AUDIENCE

Record Number:

DVD 9DS16

UPC:

899132000169

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

1) 'Attrazion D'amore' illustrates the relationship that developed between conductor Riccardo Chailly and the Concertgebouw Orchestra by juxtaposing rehearsals and performances of works by Mahler, Mozart, Debussy, Stravinsky, and Varese. 2) 'Voyage to Cythera' is a documentary on Luciano Berio, featuring interviews and archival footage of rehearsals. (Total playing time approx. 110')

BRO Code:
171557
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1
Record Label:

JUXTAPOSITIONS

Record Number:

DVD 9DS12

UPC:

899132000121

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Analog

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In 2008 Mark Andre was commissioned by the Staatsoper Stuttgart to write an opera on a subject that had fascinated the composer since he was a child, the tale of the disappearance of Jesus of Nazareth. The operas main character is Johannes Reuchlin, a 15th c. Christian scholar of the Jewish Kabbala. Filmmaker Uli Aumüllers Yearning For The Presence follows Mr. Andre during his journey to Israel in 2011, doing his sound research in the Experimentalstudio SWR, Freiburg in 2013, and in final rehearsals for the Wunderzaichen at the Stattsoper Stuttgart in spring 2014. Includes bonus documentary. (Total running time approx. 81')

BRO Code:
171404
Units:
1
Video Label:

EUROARTS

UPC:

880242607881

Stock Number:

DVD 2060788

Country:

AUSTRIA

D/A Code:

Digital

Debussy wanted his piano preludes to be played and listened to privately. This film pays tribute to his wish, featuring Daniel Barenboim interpreting the first book of these delicate musical pieces in a visual re-enactment of the composer's time at the turn of the century. Architecture, old photographs, a dancer and pictures of nature appear, evoked by the music and the personal circumstances of the composer's life, with comments by his friends. Quotations of French poetry which inspired the music as well as the composer's own thoughts and diary entries, give the film an exclusive intimate touch' Total running time approx. 77'. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A BLU-RAY DISC. BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER REQUIRED

BRO Code:
171245
Units:
1
Record Label:

EUROARTS

Record Number:

DVD 2013114

UPC:

880242131140

Country:

AUSTRIA

D/A Code:

Digital

Documentary on the Iranian composer Nader Mashayeki {b.1958} and the Tehran Symphony Orchestra. Filmed sequences include the composer in rehearsal with young musicians in Teheran, wandering through a desolate desert landscape, and reflecting on his life. Total running time approx. 85'. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A BLU-RAY DISC. BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER REQUIRED

BRO Code:
171244
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1
Record Label:

EUROARTS

Record Number:

DVD 2058764

UPC:

880242587640

Country:

AUSTRIA

D/A Code:

Digital

Documentary on The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and it's music director Antonio Pappano. Featuring archival material with numerous guest conductors and soloists. Total running time approx. 112', including bonus material.
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BRO Code:
171243
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1
Record Label:

EUROARTS

Record Number:

DVD 2059384

UPC:

880242593849

Country:

AUSTRIA

D/A Code:

Digital

Nine films with accompanying book and booklet packaged in LP-Box format with over 10 hours of video material.
Titles include: Autumn Journey; Schumann recital; two Schubert recitals; 'Fischer-Dieskau - Last Words'; Schubert masterclass. (Total running time approx. 695')

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BRO Code:
171236
Units:
6
Record Label:

EUROARTS

Record Number:

DVD 2073934

UPC:

880242739346

Country:

GERMANY

D/A Code:

Mono

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A 1964 documentary on one of the 20th Century’s greatest ballerinas and the recipient of many international awards, 'Plisetskaya Dances' has been hailed as 'One of the most popular dance films ever made' {Dance Film Directory}. Maya Plisetskaya performs excerpts from over a dozen of her greatest roles, including a complete performance of 'The Dying Swan' and rare scenes from 'Romeo and Juliet'. Other dances who appear in the film are Vladimir Vasiliev, Dmitri Begak, Yuri Zhdanov, Maris Liepa, Vladimir Tikhonov and Nicolai Fadeyechev'. Black & white. (Running time approx. 70')

BRO Code:
171191
Units:
1
Record Label:

VAI

Record Number:

DVD 4264

UPC:

089948426493

Country:

AMERICA

D/A Code:

Mono

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A 1966 program from the archives of the Bell Telephone Hour series, profiling George Szell and his relationship with the Cleveland Orchestra. Among the highlights are segments showing Szell rehearsing the Orchestra in works of Brahms {'Academic Festival Overture'}, Berg {'Violin Concerto', with the Orchestra’s concertmaster, Rafael Druian, as soloist}, and Beethoven {'Symphony No. 5'}. In another segment, Szell coaches three apprentice conductors, among them James Levine. The program ends with footage of Szell and the Orchestra in performance, playing the final movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. (Running time approx. 55')

BRO Code:
171190
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1
Record Label:

VAI

Record Number:

DVD 4271

UPC:

089948427193

Country:

AMERICA

D/A Code:

Mono

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Narrated by Regina Resnik, this award-winning documentary tells the story of the Venice Ghetto, one of the most interesting chapters in Jewish history. The Jewish presence in Italy dates back to the Roman era, and it was only in 1516 that the Jews of Venice were compelled to live in the walled area known originally as the 'Geto'. The program depicts life inside the Ghetto with images of the striking architecture of the synagogues and multi-story residences, and accounts of the artistic activities which encouraged visits from Christian Venetians and travellers. Despite their limitations, the Jews also made their mark on the outside world, through advances in science and commerce. Geto continues with the story of the liberation of the Ghetto by Napoleon, in 1797, and details the events leading up to the Holocaust. The documentary is framed by footage of ceremonies marking the installation of modern-day contributions to the Ghetto by Lithuanian artist Arbit Blatas: a series of large bronze bas-reliefs honoring the Venetian Jews who died in World War II, entitled The Monument of the Holocaust and The Last Train. Written and produced by Ms. Resnik and Michael Philip Davis. (Running time approx. 54')

BRO Code:
171179
Units:
1
Record Label:

VAI

Record Number:

DVD 4569

UPC:

089948456995

Country:

AMERICA

D/A Code:

Mono