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Tony Palmer’s Film - Valentina Igoshina plays Chopin

Tony Palmer’s Film - Valentina Igoshina plays Chopin
ID: TPDVD161
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Piano

Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: United States Dist
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
Run Time: 58 minutes


This DVD of a specially recorded recital features the beautiful young Russian pianist, Valentina Igoshina performing much of the music contained in Tony Palmer’s classic film: The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka - The Mystery of Chopin.
Igoshina is an internationally acclaimed pianist who is best known for her interpretations of Chopin and Rachmaninoff. She has appeared as a soloist with many famous orchestras including the Royal Concertegebouw Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hallé.
In an article in Gramophone (September, 2008) "Chopin Reprogrammed and a Vital Young Russian Relishes the Task," Bryce Morrison said “she relishes every aspect of Chopin's enchanting urbanity, his alternating exuberance and introspection, his light and shade." Her recording “Chopin: Complete Waltzes” was chosen by Classic FM magazine as its November 2008 ‘Disc of the Month’.
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Tony Palmer's Film About Rachmaninoff: The Harvest of Sorrow

Tony Palmer's Film About Rachmaninoff: The Harvest of Sorrow
ID: TPDVD152
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Director: Tony Palmer
Producer: Mike Bluett

Format: Classical, Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Italiano
..Region: All Regions
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
Run Time: 102 minutes


Rachmaninoff’s passionate music is more popular today than it has ever been. This 100-minute documentary, filmed in Russia, Switzerland and America, made with the full participation of the composer’s grandson, Alexander Rachmaninoff, celebrates the life and work of a remarkable musician and composer of genius who, forced into exile in 1917, became the greatest pianist of his day.
Featuring soloists Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mikhail Pletnev (with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, and his own Russian National Orchestra),Valentina Igoshina, Peter Jablonski, Nikolai Putilin and the Kirov Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg (with which Rachmaninoff was intimately associated) are conducted by Valery Gergiev. Tony Palmer’s film, with Rachmaninoff’s own words spoken by Sir John Gielgud, is a unique and loving insight into a world long gone, but definitely not forgotten.
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Tony Palmer's Classic Film About The Wigan Casino - Northern Soul

Tony Palmer's Classic Film About The Wigan Casino - Northern Soul
ID: TPDVD156
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary

Actors: Various Artists
Directors: Tony Palmer
Format: PAL
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Number of discs: 1
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Tony Palmer
DVD Release Date: 1 Feb 2010
Run Time: 26 minutes


Not just 'a' Wigan Casino documentary, Tony Palmer's The Wigan Casino is still the definitive documentary about northern soul's most famous venue, purely because the filmmaker was in the right place at the right time. Admittedly, it's been around on bootlegs for a few years, but this is the first official release. For the uninitiated, Tony Palmer went into the Wigan Casino in 1977 to produce a short documentary for Granada as part of its 'This England' series of shows, mixing footage of the club with vintage photos of a deprived Wigan and reminiscenes of elderly folk of that time. It wasn't much better in the mid-70s, but the Casino footage shows how life can be better - even just for a night.

Product Description
The Wigan Casino was not a gambling den near Manchester, anymore than The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell is about a funfair by the seaside, although curiously the two are inextricably related. The Wigan Casino was a dance hall and home to Northern Soul' at the height of its fashion in the mid- to late 70s in the centre of a once prosperous manufacturing town, once bursting with cotton mills, now brought low by economic hard times. It remains the most famous club in Northern England. From Friday night, non-stop until early Sunday morning, it was packed with kids from all over Britain who had come together to enjoy their music in their environment without interference (or so they hoped) from either parents or the police. The police were convinced it was a druggies paradise, and although they never found a shred of evidence, used this blind suspicion (and the excuse of a minor fire) to eventually close it down in 1981. What they could never close, however, was the sound and even more importantly an incredible style of dancing invented there which became known worldwide as breakdancing'. Again a grim background of industrial slums, unemployment and social deprivation, this dancing expressed inner joy and fulfilment, and this film, made in 1977 for the now defunct Granada Television, is a celebration of that joy.
TONY PALMER
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All My Loving? The films of Tony Palmer, Classical

All My Loving? The films of Tony Palmer, Classical
ID: TPDVD154
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary

Actors: Patrick Allen, Lulu, George Martin, Anthony Burgess, Derek Taylor
Directors: Tony Palmer

Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: 0, All Regions
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Voiceprint
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2010
Run Time: 155 minutes


I, Berlioz --
The world of Peter Sellers --
Margot Fonteyn --
The harvest of sorrow (Rachmaninoff) --
Maria Callas --
Menuhin, a family portrait --
At the haunted end of the day (William Walton) --
O thou transcendent (Vaughn Williams) --
John Osborne and the gift of friendship --
Wagner --
A time there was (Benjamin Britten) --
Testimony (Dmitri Shostakovich) --
In from the cold? (Richard Burton) --
Once, at a border (Igor Stravinsky) --
England, my England (Henry Purcell) --
O, Fortuna! (Carl Orff & Carmina Burana) --
God Rot Turnbridge Wells (Handel) --
Puccini --
Brahms and the little singing girls --
Parsifal --
The kindness of strangers (André Previn) --
Hindemith : a pilgrim's progress --
Hero : Bobby Moore --
The Salzburg Festival.


All My Loving? The Films of Tony Palmer is the first book length study of a man who, in a career of over forty years, has directed and produced more than a hundred documentary and theatrical films, directed stage plays and operas, authored books and columns, hosted radio and television programs, and garnered dozens of awards, including multiple Italia Prizes (television’s most coveted award) - “the best director in television,” according to Ken Russell. Palmer takes us backstage to protest-and-acidfueled rock concerts with his friend John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, glittering Las Vegas shows with Michael Crawford, legendary ballet performances with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, memorable stage productions with Richard Burton and playwright John Osborne, politically-charged operas with John Adams and Peter Sellars, and music festivals with Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh, Plácido Domingo in Salzburg, Yehudi Menuhin in London, Maria Callas in Paris and Valery Gergiev in St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. Palmer knew them all.
In the words of renowned film critic and historian David Thomson “Palmer has made an absolutely unique contribution to films about art and music. A genius sitting in our own backyard.”
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Tony Palmer's Film About the World of Peter Sellers

Tony Palmer's Film About the World of Peter Sellers
ID: TPDVD147
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Actors: Peter Sellers
Directors: Tony Palmer

Format: Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: 0, All Regions
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
Run Time: 48 minutes

The original 1971 (uncut) intimate study with and about the legendary actor which, as he later admitted, was “the only portrait which really understood me”. Banned by the BBC at the time, this devastating film reveals the full tragedy of a man who had everything, but believed he had nothing. With contributions from RINGO STARR, RAQUEL WELCH, LAURENCE HARVEY, YUL BRYNNER, HARVEY ORKIN, KENNETH TYNAN, GRAHAM STARK and especially SPIKE MILLIGAN and other friends who loved him.

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers - (Films)(Biography)(Music) - Participant
Technical Credits
Tony Palmer Director, Editor
Graham Bunn - Editor
John Hooper - Cinematographer
Dave King - Editor
John Pike - Cinematographer
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Tony Palmer's Film: Testimony; The Story of Dmitri Shostakovich

Tony Palmer's Film: Testimony; The Story of Dmitri Shostakovich
ID: TPDVD145
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Format: Classical, Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English (Stereo)
Region: All Regions
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
Run Time: 151 minutes


Tony Palmer's remarkable film portrait of composer Dmitri Shostakovich, stars Ben Kingsley in the title role. Music is performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rudolf Barshai.

“Testimony is one of those comparatively rare events nowadays - a real piece of cinema. Palmer’s prowess as an editor, his knack of juxtaposing image and music - something which has remained his forte since he first caused a stir back in the Sixties with Buddhist monks burning to The Beatles - has a field day in Testimony. Most importantly for a movie about a composer, there is always the feeling that Palmer understands the music. For a start he puts to rest the hoary old cliché that the private Shostakovich is only to be found in his chamber music - try listening to the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Fourteenth symphonies - but he also brings vividly alive musical details (like the composer’s use of unison scoring) in colour sequences showing the orchestra, as in the climax of the Fifth….. A truly remarkable film.” Derek Elley ‘Films & Filming’


Performance Credits
Ben Kingsley - (Films)(Biography) - Dmitri Shostakovich
Sherry Baines - (Films) - Nina Shostakovich
Magdalen Asquith - (Films) - Galya
Mark Asquith - (Films) - Maxim Shostakovich
Terence Rigby - Stalin
Ronald Pickup - Marshall Tukhachevsky
John Shrapnel - Zhdanov
Robert Reynolds - Brutus
Chris Barrie - Carnival Thin Man
Ed Bishop - American Commentator
Christopher Bramwell - Vanya
Andrew Brittain - Malko
Frank Carson - Carnival Fat Man
Curly Carter - Cross-eyed Man
Rosemary Chamney - Concierge
Jane Cox - Widow
Chris D'Bray - Dorian Gray
Vernon Dobtcheff - Gargolovsky
Val Elliot - French Schoolmarm
Peter Faulkner - Mayakovsky
Margaret Fingergut - Christian Woman
Nicholas Fry - Maxim at Age 37
Liza Goddard - English humanist
Igor Gridneff - Blind Man
Joyce Grundy - Stalin's Mother
Colin Hurst - Stalin's Secretary
Panda Jazz - Green
Rodney Litchfield - Sherlock Holmes
Van Martin - German Humanist
Bronco McLoughlin - Cossack
Murray Melvin - Film Editor
Mitzi Mueller - Nun
Rowena Parr - Galya at Age 39
Marita Phillips - Mme. Lupinskaya
Dorota Rae - Akmatova
David Sharpe - Mandelstam
Tracy Spence - Tsvetayeva
William Squire - Khatchaturyan
Julian Stanley - Andre Gide
Robert Stephens - Vsevolod Meyerhold
Mark Thrippleton - Young Stalin
Robert Urquhart - Journalist
Brook Williams - H.G. Wells
Peter Woodthorpe - Alexander Glazunov
Rudolf Barshai - Conductor

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer - Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
John Hibbs - Costumes/Costume Designer
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Tony Palmer's Film About Andre Previn - The Kindness of Strangers

Tony Palmer's Film About Andre Previn - The Kindness of Strangers
ID: TPDVD153
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Format: Classical, Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Opera excerpts sung in English and German; dialog in English and German with English subtitles.
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
Run Time: 118 minutes


Conductor-composer-pianist Andre Previn has been a noteworthy presence in the music world for five decades. This fine documentary, directed by Tony Palmer, tells Previn's remarkable story. Chronicling his rise from a dispossessed Berlin refugee to an Academy Award-winning composer of film scores (Gigi, Porgy And Bess) and conductor of two world-renowned orchestras, The Kindness Of Strangers, is a fascinating musical portrait.

“André Previn at 80! It scarcely seems credible. This is the man who won 4 Oscars almost 50 years ago, and still maintains a full conducting, playing and composing schedule, each discipline of which would exhaust a man half his age. And he really is a phenomenal pianist, a conductor of profound insights, and a composer of considerable tonal originality. I once asked him how many songs he had written. After much hesitation, he told me he couldn’t really remember. And that was not modesty; he just had no idea. In fact, there are hundreds, in a sense culminating in his much underestimated opera, A Streetcar Named Desire, which is how we met.

This film was made during the preparations, rehearsals and first performances of that opera in San Francisco. Two anecdotes illustrate for me the extraordinary musician I had the honour to work with. I knew of course that he was a jazz pianist whom even Oscar Peterson held in awe, so I was determined to film him playing jazz. He refused. “I really haven’t played jazz in public for years”, he told me. Then by chance I discovered that he had been invited to play at bass player Ray Brown’s 70th birthday celebrations at the Blue Note Club in New York. I pleaded with Previn to allow me to film this. He refused. So, of course, I hid away in the Blue Note Club and, thanks to the wonders of digital cameras, no extra lights were required, so I was more-or-less invisible. After the first of the two shows, I went backstage to say hello. As always, he greeted me with the utmost courtesy and said: “not bad, eh, for an out-of-practice old timer?” (His playing and improvisation had of course been breathtaking). “Pity you didn’t film it….”

Well, um……. He laughed and said: “hope you got it in focus.”

So, on the occasion of Previn’s 80th birthday, here is the newly re-mastered original film by way of a small tribute. It was, and is, a privilege to know him and to acknowledge his greatness as a musician and his very special qualities as man.”
Tony Palmer


Performance Credits
Renée Fleming, soprano - (Films)(Interview)(Music)
Rodney Gilfry, baritone - (Films)
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor - (Films)(Music)
Elizabeth Futral, soprano - (Films)

San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
The Emerson Quartet
David Finck, bass
Ray Trio Brown
NHK Symphony Orchestra
The WDR Symphony Orchestra

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer - Director, Editor
Michela Antonello - Producer
Mike Bluett - Producer

More details: Performer(s):
Dialog: André Previn, Natalie Cole, Tennessee Williams (archival interviews), cast and crew of the opera A streetcar named desire: Renée Fleming (Blanche Du Bois); Rodney Gilfry (Stanley Kowalski); Lotfi Mansouri (San Francisco Opera, general director), Philip Littell (librettist); Colin Graham (director); Michael Yeargan (designer); Sean Cullen (technical assistant); Deborah Sussell (dialect coach); Larry Klein (assistant technical director); Gennifer Green (costume supervisor); sung: Kiri Te Kanawa (Marietta); Renée Fleming (Blanche Du Bois); Rodney Gilfry (Stanley Kowalski); performed: André Previn (piano); David Finck (bass); the Emerson Quartet; the Ray Brown Trio; NHK Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, André Previn, conductor.
David Finck played Gershwin Variations ; Kiri Te Kanawa sang Marietta's aria from Die Tote Stadt by Erich Korngold with the NHK Symphony Orchestra ; Ray Brown and Grady Tate played from the Blue Note Club ; the WDR Symphony Orchestra played from The Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel ; the Emerson Quartet played from Piano Quintet op. 34 by Johannes Brahms ; A Streetcar Named Desire directed by Colin Graham ; cast: Renee Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Rodney Gilfry, Anthony Dean Griffey; comissioned by San Francisco Opera ; general director, Lotfi Mansouri.
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History Of Rock 'N Roll - Deel 1.

History Of Rock 'N Roll - Deel 1.
ID: SDN339682
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Songs

Producers: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'toole
Format: PAL
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Language: English
Other languages and Subtitles: Nederlands, Engels, Spaans, Frans, Duits, Italiaans, Portugees, Tjechisch, Roemeens, Deens, Noors, Zweeds, Arabisch, Bulgaars, Hebreeuws, Pools, Fins, IJslands, Grieks, Hongaars
Nederlands
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full Frame|Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33:1
Audio Format: 5.1 Dolby Digital - Engels
Run Time: 121 min.


Language: Nederlands
Aflevering 1:(Episode 1.) Rock 'n' roll explodes Veel glorieuze rocksterren, van Little Richard en Mick Jagger tot Bruce Springsteen en Bono van U2, herinneren zich de songs die hun leven veranderden. In klassieke clips zijn de eerste rocksterren in hun hoogtijdagen te zien: Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry en Little Richard. Tina Turner herinnert zich nog de dagen dat zij overdag hard in het katoenveld moest werken en 's nachts droomde van een muziekcarrière. En Michael Jackson zorgde voor veel spanning en sensatie met zijn optreden als Billy Jean.

Language: Nederlands
Aflevering 2: (Episode 2.)Good rocking tonight Beleef de glorieuze dagen van het eerste gouden rocktijdperk opnieuw: met Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Little Richard en Jerry Lee Lewis. Dick Clark vertelt over het ontstaan van American Bandstand en Fabian kijkt terug naar de tijd dat hij net beroemd werd. Tieneridolen en talloze dansrages speelde een tijdje de hoofdrol. Maar wanneer we kijken naar de clips van Ben E. King en Phil Spector's Ronettes realiseren we ons, dat rock 'n roll meer was dan alleen leuke blanke jongens die probeerden de volgende Elvis te zijn.
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J. Strauss II - Die Fledermaus - Director: Stephen Lawless

J. Strauss II - Die Fledermaus - Director: Stephen Lawless
ID: OAHD5004D
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary

Director: Stephen Lawless
Pär Lindskog, tenor (Alfred)
Lyubov Petrova, soprano (Adele)
Pamela Armstrong, soprano (Rosalinde)
Thomas Allen, baritone (Eisenstein)
Ragnar Ulfung, tenor (Blind)
Hakan Hagegard, baritone (Falke)
Artur Korn, bass (Frank)
Malena Ernman, mezzo-soprano (Orlofsky)
Udo Samel, actor (Frosch)
Renée Schüttengruber, soprano (Ida)

The Glyndebourne Chorus & The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

Format: Anamorphic, Classical, Colour, PAL, Subtitled
Language: German, English
Subtitles: German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: 29 Oct 2007
Run Time: 198 min.

Rosalinde, wife of Eisenstein, is having an affair with Alfred. Eisenstein is due to begin a prison sentence the next morning, and the prison governor, Frank, is expected to collect him at any moment. However, Eisenstein allows himself to be talked into attending a fancy dress ball by Dr Falke, and when Frank arrives to find Alfred with Rosalinde, he assumes him to be Eisenstein and carts him off to prison.
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Opera Box 1: G. Verdi - Aida, La Traviata, Nabucco

Opera Box 1: G. Verdi - Aida, La Traviata, Nabucco
ID: DVD501015
CDs: 3
Type: DVD
Collection: Opera Collection
Subcollection: Opera

Opera Box 1: Aida, La Traviata, Nabucco (3 DVD)
Giuseppe Verdi, Ines Salazar, Keith Olsen, Hermine May, Stefania Bonfadelli, Vicente Ombuena, Kálmándi Mihály, Gabriella Morigi, Harry Peeters, Marianna Kulikova, Nederlands Balettorkest, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Opera In Ahoy' Choir, Marko Letonja, Louis Buskens, Ed Spanjaard, Walter Attanasi

DVD1: Aida
Live opname 17t/m 19 juni 2003 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland

DVD2: La Traviata
Live opname 20-22 januari 2000 Ahoy Rotterdam

DVD3: Nabucco
Live opname 27 januari 2001 Ahoy Rotterdam
A(z) Opera Box 1: Aida, La Traviata, Nabucco (3 DVD) (DVD Film) szerzője Giuseppe Verdi, Ines Salazar, Keith Olsen, Hermine May, Stefania Bonfadelli, Vicente Ombuena, Kálmándi Mihály, Gabriella Morigi, Harry Peeters, Marianna Kulikova, Nederlands Balettorkest, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Opera In Ahoy' Choir, Marko Letonja, Louis Buskens, Ed Spanjaard, Walter Attanasi.

Format: Colour, PAL
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio: DD 2.0, DD 5.1 en DTS
Run Time: 405 min.
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