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The Legacy of Rosina Lhevinne
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directed by Salome Ramras Arkatov; produced by Salome Ramras Arkatov (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 5 mins
This documentary film offers an intimate and compelling portrait of the life and achievements of the legendary pianist and master teacher, Rosina Lhevinne: her years of study at the Moscow Conservatory of Music, her marriage to famous pianist, Joseph Lhevinne, her devastation following her husband's death and her...
directed by Salome Ramras Arkatov; produced by Salome Ramras Arkatov (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Living Art Form
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directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Joseph Schwantner, 1943-, Samuel Jones, 1924-1981 and Richard Danielpour, 1956-; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by Wang Xiayin, fl. 2011-2015, Yevgeny Kutik, fl. 2013 and Julian Schwarz, 1991-, All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
This program will focus on the soloist's role, the instruments, and the composer's juxtaposition of soloist with orchestra. Outstanding young soloists and leading American composers will be featured in performance and in interviews.
directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Joseph Schwantner, 1943-, Samuel Jones, 1924-1981 and Richard Danielpour, 1956-; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by Wang Xiayin, fl. 2011-2015, Yevgeny Kutik, fl. 2013 and Julian Schwarz, 1991-, All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
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Mahler: Love, Sorrow and Transcendence
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directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Augusta Read Thomas, 1964- and Friedrich Rückert, 1788-1866; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by Nancy Maultsby, All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
Gustav Mahler's turbulent loves are expressed through his music. His settings of poems by Friedrich Rückert explore themes of love, nature, and otherworldliness. Mahler was haunted throughout his life by the premonition of his own death. The first movement of his 2nd Symphony draws stark contrasts between the com...
directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Augusta Read Thomas, 1964- and Friedrich Rückert, 1788-1866; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by Nancy Maultsby, All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
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A Sound Education: The Young Violinists of South Central
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directed by Howard Leder; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 27 mins
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star may not be the most sophisticated piece of music ever written. But hearing it played in concert by seventy very young, very dedicated violin students is wonderful indeed. In this touching and inspiring documentary, we meet the gifted violinist and teacher, Dr. Chen Ho Yun. He works w...
directed by Howard Leder; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 27 mins
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Argippo Resurrected
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directed by Dan Krames, fl. 1988; produced by Dan Krames, fl. 1988 and Nat Schemark, fl. 2009, Alpha Plus Pro; performed by Baroque Music Ensemble Hofmusici (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2010), 1 hour 6 mins
A lost Vivaldi opera is gloriously brought to life. Composed in 1730, Vivaldi's lost opera 'Argippo' was recently rediscovered by a young Czech conductor. This HD CAM film captures the dramatic run-up to its long-awaited première. "If I had found an old chest full of scores in the loft, that would've been a disco...
directed by Dan Krames, fl. 1988; produced by Dan Krames, fl. 1988 and Nat Schemark, fl. 2009, Alpha Plus Pro; performed by Baroque Music Ensemble Hofmusici (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2010), 1 hour 6 mins
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Music's Emotional Impact
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directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893 and David Stock, 1939-2015; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
This program will draw viewers into Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's dramatic personal life, his brief marriage, and his intense correspondence with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck, whom he never met, and to whom he dedicated his 4th Symphony. The dramatic brass fanfares that for Tchaikovsky symbolized Fate find a moder...
directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893 and David Stock, 1939-2015; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
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The New World and Its Music
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directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904 and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, 1939-; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
Inspired by American dreams and legends, Dvorak created some of his greatest works while living in the United States, above all, the 'New World' Symphony. This program will investigate the multiple stories and influences — Native American, African-American, and Czech — that Dvorak transformed in his most forwa...
directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904 and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, 1939-; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
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Politics and Art
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directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Dmitry Shostakovich, 1906-1975 (1937); conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
Music has sometimes reflected and at other times challenged repressive ideologies. Dmitri Shostakovich abandoned the premiere of his challenging 4th Symphony for fear of reprisals from the Stalinist government. His triumphant 5th Symphony was next, and the authorities were pleased. To this day, the 5th is Shostako...
directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Dmitry Shostakovich, 1906-1975 (1937); conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
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What Would Beethoven Do?
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directed by Jonathan Keijser, fl. 2014; composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827; conducted by Benjamin Zander, 1939-, Larry Livingston and Sonia Marie De León de Vega, 1964-; produced by Sabrina Skau, fl. 2013, Michèle DesLauriers, fl. 2015, Daniel Beresh, fl. 2011, Veronica An, fl. 2016 and Jonathan Keijser, fl. 2014, Wire Walker Studios; performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Toronto, ON and Los Angeles, CA: Wire Walker Studios, 2017), 1 hour 14 mins
Classical music doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being hip. But What Would Beethoven Do? gives an old genre a new twist by exposing classical music through the eyes of renegades, from composers flirting with modern mediums, to young musicians dedicated to changing the narrative, to a man who’s bringing tu...
directed by Jonathan Keijser, fl. 2014; composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827; conducted by Benjamin Zander, 1939-, Larry Livingston and Sonia Marie De León de Vega, 1964-; produced by Sabrina Skau, fl. 2013, Michèle DesLauriers, fl. 2015, Daniel Beresh, fl. 2011, Veronica An, fl. 2016 and Jonathan Keijser, fl. 2014, Wire Walker Studios; performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Toronto, ON and Los Angeles, CA: Wire Walker Studios, 2017), 1 hour 14 mins
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Music for the Theatre
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directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937, Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971 and Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
The legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev of Les Ballets Russes commissioned from Stravinsky and Ravel some of the greatest music for the ballet. His influence stretched from St. Petersburg to Paris to the New York City Ballet founded by Diaghilev's collaborator George Balanchine. Former NYCB Composer in Residence...
directed by Habib Azar, 1979-; composed by Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937, Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971 and Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897; conducted by Gerard Schwarz; produced by John Forsen, 1958-; performed by All-Star Orchestra (New York, NY: All-Star Orchestra, 2013), 57 mins
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