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1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; PCM stereo; DTS 5.1. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 0.
  • Impromptus D. 899 ; Three piano pieces D 946 / Franz Schubert
  • Sonata no. 29 in B flat major op. 106 : "Hammerklavier" / Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Les tendres plaintes = The gentle complaints = Der zärtlichen Klagen ; Les tourbillons = The whirlwinds = Die Wirbelwinde ; Les cyclopes = The Cyclopes = Die Zkylopen ; La follette = The madcap = Die Neckische ; Les sauvages = The savages = Die Wilden / Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Intermezzo in B-flat minor, op. 117, no. 2 / Johannes Brahms.
Grigory Sokolov is regarded as one of the world's leading pianists and adored by his audience in sold-out concerts - dedicated to his art, and nothing else.
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2. Piano duos [2014]

1 videodisc (83 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; stereo; Dolby Digital 5.0; DTS 5.1. Video: NTSC. Digital: audio file; DVD audio. video file; DVD; region 0.
  • Opening (0:45)
  • Sonata for two pianos in D major K448, 375a / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (26:00)
  • Variations on an original theme : in A-flat major D 813 for piano four hands / Franz Schubert (20:34)
  • Le sacre du printemps : version for piano four hands. I, The adoration of earth (15:13) ; II, The sacrifice (17:42) / Igor Stravinsky
  • Applause & end credits (2:54).
Both hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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, and both have gone on to establish long, distinguished global careers as virtuoso pianists in addition to branching out to other equally distinguished activities of considerable and noteworthy impact within and outside the classical music world.
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 22 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Pearl River Piano (PRP) is a classic Chinese success story: the manufacturing company used Western know-how to develop its core competencies and ultimately dominated the local market. Venturing into the international market, PRP uses its advantages as a national champion to build a global brand. The volume explores whether a state-owned enterprise would be able to develop a strong brand to operate and compete in global markets. It also sheds light on branding issues in businesses sensitive to skills and refinement.
1 videodisc (44 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 0.
Bilson examines works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert in detail and challenges the conventional manner of execution of these works.
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5. The piano teacher [2001]

1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 125 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Winner of three top prizes at Cannes, including Grand Jury Prize, Michael Haneke's The piano teacher is a lucid decent into the most feverish depths of sexual obsession. Isabelle Huppert's Cannes and European Film Award winning performance (called "A brilliant psychological portrait" by Variety) effortlessly illuminates the darkest corners of the human psyche in one of the most courageous characterizations of her celebrated career. Huppert and her co-star (and fellow Cannes honoree) Benoit Magimel transcend mere art-house erotica as they plunge headlong into a whirlpool of twisted desire and rage.

6. Pianomania [2010]

1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 93 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Pianomania takes you into the secret world of sounds - a place where passion and the pursuit of perfection collide with artistic obsession and a little bit of madness. As Steinway & Sons, chief technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Stefan Knüpfer is dedicated to the unusual task of pairing world-class instruments with world-famous pianists. Juggling the demands of the pianist, the piano, and the piece to find the perfect match requires boundless enthusiasm, but also endless patience and nerves of steel. No detail is too small or too inconsequential for Knüpfer, not even the tiniest speck of dust on a piano string. Pianomania is a humorous and surprisingly suspenseful peek into the heated clash of wills between a genius craftsman and the renowned pianists who rely on his talent, including Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel and Pierre-Laurent Aimand, as they search together for that elusive perfect tone.
2 videodiscs (approximately 2 hr., 17 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD 1. Espressivo : a suite for orchestra / Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, Gary S. Greene, conductor
  • Speaking : Selma Moidel Smith
  • Speaking : Justices of the California Supreme Court
  • Speaking : California Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Samba, Mazurka, 2 waltzes, "Oración, " 2 waltzes, "Española" / Helen B. Kim, piano
  • Speaking : American Bar Association
  • Speaking : National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Gavotte, 2 waltzes, Tango, "Reverie, " Waltz, "Gitana" / Helen B. Kim, piano
  • Speaking : Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Medley of 3 waltzes / Chris Hardin Trio.
  • DVD 2. Medley of 3 nocturnes / Chris Hardin Trio
  • Latin medley : Bolero, Beguine, Tango, Samba / Chris Hardin Trio
  • Selected piano pieces / Eduardo Delgado, piano
  • Speaking : Selma Moidel Smith
  • Beguine in f minor, op. 2 (archival recording, May 15, 1968) / Selma Moidel Smith, piano.
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2 videodiscs (ca. 222 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1. Classic TV moments
  • Extra feature: Liberace's home movies.
  • Disc 2. Classic TV moments
  • Extra features: Liberace's wild wardrobe
  • The history of the piano.
"This very special 2 DVD set brings you the best of Liberace. Included are shows taped before live audiences in London in the 1960s and Liberace performing some of the world's most beloved songs. Everything Liberace' is here on these 2 DVDs, from the spectacular girls and the glittering costumes, to the fun and joyous music of Liberace and his musicians (led by his brother George)"--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Le corsaire. Overture / Hector Berlioz
  • Piano concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21 / Frédéric Chopin
  • Orfeo ed Euridice / Christoph Willibald Gluck ; piano transcription, Giovanni Sgambati
  • Symphony no. 3 in G minor, op. 42 / Albert Roussel
  • Daphnis et Chloé : Suite no. 2 / Maurice Ravel.
"Leading Chopin interpreter Nelson Freire is the soloist in Chopin's lyrical and brilliant Second piano concerto. On the podium the young French conductor Lionel Bringuier makes his Proms debut conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra..."--Container.
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1 videodisc (62 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: PCM stereo; DTS 5.1; Dolby digital 5.1. Projection: wide screen 16:9. Video: DVD video; NTSC. Digital: DVD; Region 0.
  • Bonus: The Welte-Mignon piano player device
  • Mahler plays Mahler: Symphony no. 4, 4th movment
  • Riccardo Chailly on Mahler 4.
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1 videodisc (51 min., 30 sec.) ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; DTS 5.0. Video: DVD; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 0.
  • Opening
  • Introduction & applause
  • Ballade no. 1 in G minor op. 23 ; Nocturne in F minor op. 55/1 ; Polonaise in F-sharp minor op. 44 / Chopin
  • Keyboard sonata in E major K 380 (L 23) ; Keyboard sonata in G major K 55 (L 335) / D. Scarlatti
  • Arabeske in C major op. 18 / Schumann
  • Étude in D-sharp minor op. 8/12 / Scriabin
  • Encores. Träumerei op. 15/7 (Kinderszenen) / Schumann ; Variations on a theme from Bizet's opera Carmen / Horowitz
  • Credits.
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12. Winterreise [2012]

1 videodisc (92 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: Dolby digital 2.0; Dolby digital 5.1. Projection: wide screen 16:9. Video: DVD video; NTSC. Digital: DVD; Region 0.
  • Winterreise : op. 89, D 911 / Franz Schubert (71 min.)
  • Documentary: Winterreise, Der dritte Weg = The third way : interviews with Prégardien and Gees and behind-the-scenes footage of the studio recording process (21 min.)
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13. Klaviersonaten = Piano sonatas [2012 - 2013]

5 videodiscs (690 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: PCM stereo. Projection: wide screen 16:9. Video: DVD video; NTSC. Digital: DVD; Region 0.
  • [v. 1] 1-6
  • [v. 2] 7-13
  • [v. 3] 14-21
  • [v. 4] 22-28
  • [v. 5] 29-32.
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1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Improvisation and fugue / John Musto
  • Piano sonata no. 17 in D minor, op. 31, no. 2 "The Tempest" / Ludwig van Beethoven
  • "Un sospiro" from Trois études de concert, no. 3 ; Verdi opera transcriptions: Rigoletto, paraphrase for piano / Franz Liszt
  • Pictures at an exhibition / Mussorgsky
  • Jeanie with the light brown hair / Stephen Foster ; arr. Tsuijii
  • Prelude in D flat major, op. 28, no. 15 / Fryderyk Chopin
  • Elegy for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 / Nobuyuki Tsujii.
Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu), co-winner of the Gold Medal of the 2009 Van Cliburn Internation Piano Competition, despite being born blind, makes his Carnegie Hall debut.
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1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When Chen's estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, the musician girl decides she will live with whoever can give her a piano. When Chen's efforts to borrow money and even steal a piano fail, he decides to make a piano by hand. He persuades a bunch of reluctant, but loyal friends to help him forge the instrument in an old factory from scrap metal. Though crude in design and tune, the factory piano awaits its first and final performance from his little girl.
Media & Microtext Center
1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Chapters: General introduction
  • Early pianos and their music
  • The early violin
  • Discussion of performance: Sonata in B♭, K. 378, first movement / Mozart
  • Performance: Sonata in B♭, K. 378, first movement / Mozart
  • Sonata in A minor, opus 105, first movement / Schumann
  • Early instrument performances in context of today's concert & recording world
  • Six pre-Steinway pianos in sound examples
  • Credits.
Bilson and Field consider the realization of the aspects of notation that Bilson presented in Knowing the score, especially in regard to work involving more than one instrument. Includes an interview with Sir Nicholas Kenyon, director of the Barbican Center in London, with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout.
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1 videodisc (DVD) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
This superb documentary chronicles the remarkable master-apprentice relationship between the internationally-acclaimed classical pianist Alfred Brendel and the prodigy Kit Armstrong. Over a period of two years, beginning with Brendel's retirement from public performance and culminating with Armstrong's first concert with the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the film observes Brendel imparting his wisdom and experience to his exceptionally gifted student, who begins to discover a new emotional depth to his virtuoso playing. Beguiling, touching and often humorous Set the piano stool on fire is a fascinating portrait of the creative process.
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1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Dreamland (rehearsal)
  • Monk's mood (version 1)
  • Thelonious
  • Reflections
  • Epistrophy
  • 'Round midnight
  • Crepuscule with Nellie
  • Ugly beauty
  • Monk's mood (version 2)
  • Don't blame me
  • Coming on the Hudson
  • Nice work if you can get it.
"In December 1969, Thelonious Monk entered a television studio in Paris ... The result was an astonishingly intimate and revealing portrait of a man and his music. Monk sits at at the piano and plays whatever occurs to him. In this case, it was nine originals and two of his favorite standards. The freedom of playing unaccompanied allows Monk to give each composition fascinating new twists and variations."--Container.
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2 videodiscs (53 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD 1(Documentary): The candidate from the United States
  • Chopin, Frédéric, musical genius
  • You must write operas
  • Paris is the greatest of worlds
  • Étude
  • The second sonata and George Sand
  • A great improviser
  • The unfinished Mazurka
  • DVD 2 (Bonus ; 97 min.): Opening
  • Moniuszko: Bajka (the fairy tale)
  • Piano concerto No. 1/ Chopin: Allegro maestoso
  • Romance: Larghetto
  • Rondo: Vivace
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 / Chopin: Maestoso
  • Larghetto
  • Allegro vivace
  • Mazurka in C sharp minor / Chopin.
Celebrating the 200th birthday of Frédéric Chopin, this major co-production not only tells the story of the composer's brief life but brings together some of the world's greatest pianists playing excerpts from some of his best-known works. The bonus disc features Garrick Ohlsson (winner of the 1970 Chopin International Competition) with Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic in complete performances of both of Chopin's piano concertos.
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1 videodisc (1 hr., 41 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Piano sonata no. 2 in A major. [Movements 1 and 2] ; Piano sonata no. 15 in D major : pastoral. [Movement 1] ; 32 variations in C minor.
"In this all-Beethoven masterclass he works with students on two piano sonatas and the 32 variations in C minor"--Container.
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