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2 videodiscs (112 min.) : sound, color ; [2017] Sound: digital; optical; stereo; PCM stereo; surround; DTS 5.0. Video: DVD; NTSC. Digital: video file. DVD video. region 0.
  • DVD 1: Pan : from Six metamorphoses afer Ovid, op. 49 / Benjamin Britten (1:08) (Kalev Kuljus)
  • Appels, Echoes und Prismes : from Mystère de l'instant / Henri Dutilleux (5:21)
  • Dalle più alte sfere : from La pellegrina / Emilio de' Cavalieri (6:01) (Philippe Jaroussky, Margret Kröll)
  • Photoptosis : prélude for large orchestra / Bernd Alois Zimmermann (11:49)
  • Quam pulchra es : motette for 5 voices and basso continuo / Jacob Praetorius (4:37) (Ensemble Praetorius)
  • Furioso / Rolf Liebermann (7:43) (Ya-ou Xie)
  • Amaralli mia bella : from Le nuove musiche / Giulio Caccini (3:51) (Philippe Jaroussky, Margret Kröll)
  • 10th movement (finale from Turangalîla-Sinfonie) / Olivier Messiaen ((9:33) (Ya-ou Xie, Thomas Bloch)
  • Prelude : to Parsifal / Richard Wagner (11:17)
  • Reminiszenz : Tryiptychon und Spruch in Memoriam Hans Henny Jahnn (world premiere, work commissioned by NDR) / Wolfgang Rihm (20:17) (Pavol Breslick, Iveta Apkalna)
  • Fourth movement (Presto) : from Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 / Ludwig van Beethoven (24:27) (Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Pavol Breslik, Sir Bryn Terfel, NDR Chor, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
  • Applause & credits (3:33).
  • Bonus documentary: Die Elbphilharmonie : Hamburg''s neues Wahrzeichen = The Elbphilharmonie : Hamburg's new landmark : a film by Thorsten Mack and Annette Schmaltz.
Music Library

2. The piano teacher [2017]

1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert. Sound: digital; optical; surround; 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
Erika, a middle-aged piano professor at a Viennese conservatory who lives with her mother, in a claustrophobically codependent relationship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her masochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter, a young student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life.
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2 videodiscs (approximately 130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm). Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 5.1. Projection: widescreen (2.35:1); 24 fps. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; Region 1.
Academy Award winning Austrian director Michael Haneke shifted his focus from the social to the psychological for this riveting study of female sexuality and the dynamics of control, an adaptation of a controversial 1983 novel by Elfriede Jelinek. Haneke finds his match in Isabelle Huppert, who delivers an icy but quietly seething performance as Erika, a middle-aged piano professor at a Viennese conservatory who lives with her mother, in a claustrophobically codependent relationship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her masochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter (Benoît Magimel), a young student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life. A critical breakthrough for Haneke, The Piano Teacher which won the Grand Prix as well as dual acting awards for its stars at Cannes is a formalist masterwork that remains a shocking sensation.
Media & Microtext Center
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.
Music Library
1 online resource (104 minutes) Digital: data file.
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Messiaen and Bruckner, two composers as united in their devotion to the Catholic faith as they are divergent in their approaches to writing music. First Messiaen, the voracious musical omnivore whose Couleurs de la cité céleste is a microcosm of his numerous preoccupations - from birdsong to the book of Revelations - set in a sequence of lively episodes performed by a reduced orchestra centred on the piano. This short piece sets the stage for Bruckner's monumental Eighth Symphony, a complete contrast with its grand scale and dramatic writing. It is performed here in the 1939 edition prepared by Austrian musicologist Robert Haas.
1 online resource (85 minutes) Digital: data file.
Bill Evans Time Remembered is a 90-minute documentary film, produced by Bruce Spiegel, which tells the story of Bill Evans' turbulent life and his contribution to jazz music. The film was self-funded by the producer who traveled and interviewed approximately 40 people over a 7 year period of time. Several well-renowned musicians are included in the film including Tony Bennett, Dr. Billy Taylor, singer Jon Hendricks, and jazz pianist Bill Charlap. The film also compiles a wide range of historical information about the jazz pianist including his first TV recording which appeared on CBS Look Up and Live in April 1958, playing Come Rain or Come Shine. According to producer Bruce Spiegel, it was his during his second interview with drummer Paul Motian that compelled him to complete the film. Spiegel has also noted that several of the people he interviewed in the making of the film are now deceased including Paul Motian, Pat Evans, Connie Atkinson, Jim Hall, Frank Collett, Orrin Keepnews, Gene Lees, Bob Brookmeyer and Don Friedman.
1 online resource (93 minutes) Digital: data file.
Award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky is renowned for bringing some of the world's most important and dazzling art exhibitions onto the big screens of cinemas across the globe. Also famous for his In Search of ... classical music documentaries, he has now returned his lens - and microphones - onto the world of classical music with the release of Concerto - A Beethoven Journey. High class and wonderful - Concerto demands to be seen!' - Gramophone. Filmed over the course of four years, Grabsky and his Seventh Art team followed leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes's attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven's five piano concertos. However, Concerto is more than a portrait of a famous musician on tour; it is an exploration into Ludwig van Beethoven's life as revealed by these five masterworks. The relationship between the composer and his world is mirrored by the relationship between the pianist and orchestra in these concertos. The film seeks to reveal Beethoven in a way rarely seen before and bears witness to what is increasingly being regarded as one of the greatest interpretations ever of these five great pieces of music. A fascinating double portret' - Dagbladet. It is often said that every concert is the creation of a new artwork, which Grabsky has immortalised by filming at Leif Ove's concertos. He was also able to secure exclusive and intimate access throughout the journey, following Andsnes from his home in Bergen, Norway to concert halls all over the world. The end result is a beautifully-crafted film with lavish cinematography, a signature of Grabsky and Seventh Art's style. Andsnes's exquisite and exclusive classical performances are given far more than brief moments; they are effectively given centre stage. Considered one of the top pianists of the age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a world-class pianist and access to his personal and professional life. Andsnes gives an insight into the world of a contemporary classical musician. Against the wonderful background of Leif Ove playing these five pieces, we also peel back the many myths of Beethoven's life from prodigious talent in Vienna, to greatest composer alive by the time he wrote the fifth concerto. Perhaps above all it is the fresh new biography of Beethoven that is most revealing. Director Phil Grabsky says: I knew this exclusive journey with Leif Ove would allow me access to great performance - but I had no idea it would be this great. These became the best reviewed concerts of the past few years and I was on stage to record them. Even more importantly the music and Leif Ove's intelligent and accessible insight creates a staggeringly interesting new biography of arguably the greatest composer of all time.
1 online resource (6 minutes) Digital: data file.
"Gerstein's blistering technique is matched only by his deeply soulful connection to standard repertoire, " the Time out New York says about the Russian pianist. With the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, Kirill Gerstein testified to these qualities: He put emphasis on expression and effect in Sergei Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. Thus, the concerto gained a new life in music, whose impact can sometimes be blunted by its own popularity: Finely balancing constructive rigor and thoughtfulness this performance becomes a fresh, fruitful artistic joint venture.
1 online resource (38 minutes) Digital: data file.
The LSO's Principal Guest Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas celebrates his 70th birthday with a concert featuring a selection of significant pieces from his career spanning Britain, Russia, and his native U.S.A. The London Symphony Orchestra create a vast aural landscape in Shostakovich 5th symphony, on which the conductor himself presented an hour-long episode of the television documentary Keeping Score. Sensational young Chinese pianist Yuja Wang joins the orchestra in Gershwin's popular Concerto, a piece roughly contemporary to Shostakovich's first Symphonic works, where the contrast between a playful, jazz-infused American style and Shostakovich's hollow celebration of the USSR is most evident. Hidden Variables emerged from Colin Matthews' time as an Associate Composer with the Orchestra; Originally a work for chamber ensemble, Tilson Thomas commissioned the transcription of this piece for orchestra jointly between the London Symphony Orchestra and his New World Symphony, giving both the European and American premieres in 1992.

10. 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.
Music Library
1 online resource (47 minutes) Digital: data file.
With more than 120 performances a year, Yuja Wang lives a nomadic lifestyle. Travelling the world professionally, two extra small trolley suitcases carry the essentials for a two week trip: dresses, shoes, iPad, iPod and Smartphone. Yuja is 27 and leads a new generation of pianists who can play anything with comfort thanks to their phenomenal technique and strong self-confidence. "Through the Eyes of Yuja" reveals us this artist in a very personal way, equipped with a portable camera and her smartphone the film wants to be a kind of digital diary, a reflection of the image Yuja casts to the world as well as a phantasmagorical world the directors, Anaïs and Oliver Spiro, tend to loom about this image.
1 online resource (38 minutes) Digital: data file.
LSO Live presents the first release in a new Mendelssohn symphony cycle featuring Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Gardiner's interpretations can be seen and heard to full effect. Mendelssohn's Symphony No.3 and Hebrides Overture were both inspired by his travels to the British Isles, and are among the composer's most popular works. Also featured on this release is the Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires performing Schumann's Piano Concerto.

13. Do-re-mi-boom! [2014]

1 online resource (12 min.) Digital: data file.
Chester plots revenge against music teacher Arling, his rival for a girl, by hiding a bomb in his piano.
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.
Music Library
1 online resource (125 minutes) Digital: data file.
  • Piano sonata no. 5 in G major, KV 283 ; Piano sonata no. 4 in E flat major, KV 282 ; Piano sonata no. 8 in A minor, KV 310 / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Ballade no. 1 op 23 in G minor ; Ballade no. 2 op 38 in F major ; Ballade no. 3 op 47 in A flat ; Ballade no. 4 op 52 in F minor / Frédéric Chopin
  • Dance of the seaweed / Wu Zuqiang/Du Mingxin
  • Alla Turca. Alegretto (from Piano sonata no. 11) / Mozart
  • Davidsbündlertänze in E-flat major / Schumann
  • Intermezzo no. 1 in E minor / Ponce
  • ... y la negra bailaba! / Lecuona
  • Waltz in D-flat major "minute" / Chopin
  • Nocturne in E-flat major / Chopin
  • Étude in D-sharp minor / Scriabin.
Since going on sale in November 2012, tickets for classical pianist Lang Lang's solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall on November 15th 2013 sold out within 48 hours, a record for a recital by any classical musician at the venue in recent times. We're delighted to be able to preserve his performance for the screen, so his many worldwide fans have a chance to experience the programme. The word's first 4K classical music production.
1 online resource (3 minutes) Digital: data file.
As part of a fully fledged Bruckner festival, Mariss Jansons is conducting a series of Bruckner symphonies, each paired with a classical solo concerto - great music by great composers. The series gets under way with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, composed in 1795. The work is, in actual fact, Beethoven's second contribution to the genre, in which he pushes the boundaries of the instrument. The featured soloist is Lars Vogt. One hundred years after Beethoven had written his Piano Concerto, Bruckner concluded his monumental symphonic œuvre with the unfinished Ninth Symphony, leaving behind three completed movements and sketches for a finale in 1896, the year in which he died. In his swansong - the starkly dissonant Adagio - Bruckner explores the very boundaries of tonality.
1 online resource (87 minutes) Digital: data file.
One of the country's leading collaborative artists and teachers of the art of collaboration between singer and pianist, Margo Garrett works In this 2014 master class at the annual conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing with three singers on art song literature, addressing relevant issues and seeking to fully reveal the composers' intentions and elicit compelling performances.
1 online resource (53 minutes) Digital: data file.
In spring 2014 the Vienna Musikverein turned into a music laboratory, a recording studio and into a venue for a very exciting enounter of two seemingly very different artists: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, well-known as an intellectual musician who came to attention as a period-practice and Lang Lang, a superstar, a pianist of stunning virtuosity and freewheeling music instincts, together with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra record the Mozart Piano Concertos No. 17 K453 in G major and No. 24 K491 in C minor. This documentary is a revealing insight into the creative process of two of the most distinctive and influential musicians in the world today.

19. 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.

20. 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.


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