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Claude Vivier: Orion; Siddhartha: Cinq chansons pour percussion

Claude Vivier: Orion; Siddhartha: Cinq chansons pour percussion
ID: KAI0012472
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

Siddhartha: Inspired by the short story Siddhartha (1922) by Hermann Hesse, this work by Claude Vivier was commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation hut could not, for various reasons, be premiered as scheduled in 1976 by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada under the direction of Marius Constant. The Canadian conductor and composer Walter Boudreau, who conducted the first performance in I986, has supplied the following commentary on the work. “Siddhartha probably represents the most revealing musical testament of Claude Vivier‘s thought and, from a formal point of view, it is also his most successfiil work. lt is direct, perfectly sculpted music that begins with a simple melody and broadens marvellously into a fantastic galaxy of ideas and emotions. “It is very sensitive music as well. The composer listens intently to his creative self and communicates his total being to us with disarming simplicity. “Finally, it is self-reflective music that feeds on its own substance in order to expand. Siddhartha is a living organism, a kind of cosmic child haunted by the idea of death and the infinite.“ (Jaco Mijnheer)

Includes booklet with texts by Astrid Holzamer and Jaco Mijnheer
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Gabriel Fauré - Requiem, Op.48

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem, Op.48
ID: PTC5186020
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Subcollection: Choir

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Tony Palmer's Classic Film: Warren Mitchell as Brahms and the Singing Girls

Tony Palmer's Classic Film: Warren Mitchell as Brahms and the Singing Girls
ID: TPDVD117
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Biography Movie

Source: TONY PALMER FILMS
Region Code: NTSC, Plays in all territories
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Color mode: Colour
Digital re-mastering: Isolde Films 2009
Presentation: Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: English
Duration: 90 mins

Starring:
Warren Mitchell as Johannes Brahms
Lori Piitz as Clara

Directed:
Tony Palmer

Music conducted:
Peter Leonard with NDR Symphony Orchestra and Choir

90 minute film directed by the acclaimed, award-winning director Tony Palmer and starring Warren Mitchell.

Brahms’ first musical experience had been playing an upright piano in the brothels of Hamburg; at the end he lived a bachelor in Vienna

I had long admired Warren Mitchell as an actor. In spite of being crippled to some extent by his most famous creation, Alf Garnett in 'Til Death Us Do Part, brilliant though he was, one always felt instinctively there was an extraordinary actor struggling to get out. And sure enough, when I saw him as Willy Loman in Miller's Death of a Salesman at the National Theatre, I knew (as did everyone else who was lucky enough to see him) that I was in the presence of greatness.

He threw himself into the part of Brahms will enormous gusto. He recognised that this was to be no ‘ordinary' composer portrait, and when the shit hit the fan as the English critics initially rubbished the film, he was its most vigorous advocate, for which I have always been grateful. What had offended more-or-less everyone was the film's affirmation that the familiar image of the stodgy old Brahms was a million miles from the truth. His first musical experience had been playing an upright piano in the brothels of Hamburg where he had grown up, and at the end of his life (in fact for the last 15 years) he had lived a bachelor in Vienna having his every need satisfied by the prostitutes of the city whom he always affectionately described as his ‘little singing girls'. None of this was thought either factually correct or (worse) relevant to his music - which of course is nonsense.

"Palmer at his most ridiculous",was one of the kinder reviews. Of course, the musical establishment was outraged. The Head of Music at the BBC (which of course refused to show the film) was heard to say "the film was disgusting."

Indeed it is, and I am glad it is so because it helped explode the myth of ‘stodgy old (bearded) Brahms' as perpetuated by dreary films such as Song of Love with Robert Walker, or Spring Symphony with Nastassja Kinski, or all those turgid, mawkish documentaries about the supposed ‘love affair' between Clara Schumann and Brahms. I've counted three made by the BBC alone. In spite of some success around the world, this film has still never been shown in Britain.

And, surprise surprise, some years after the film was finished, a new biography of Brahms by Jan Swafford, the American composer and musicologist at Boston Conservatory, was published ‘proving' (if that is the word) that everything I had ventured about Brahms' life turned out to be essentially true.

But this film is not about scoring points; rather it is a celebration of unabashed, life-enhancing, sexually explosive music. Warren Mitchell, who was more-or-less the same age as the Brahms he portrays in the film, rose to the challenge with fire in his belly. He loved all the naked girls, and who would not? Brahms did, and that's what made him the great composer he is.
TONY PALMER
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A. Bruckner - Symphony No.8 in C minor. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - M. Janowski

A. Bruckner - Symphony No.8 in C minor. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - M. Janowski
ID: PTC5186371
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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Gordon Getty - Orchestral Music - The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Sir N. Marriner

Gordon Getty - Orchestral Music - The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Sir N. Marriner
ID: PTC5186356
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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A. Bruckner - Symphony No.6 in A major: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Marek Janowski

A. Bruckner - Symphony No.6 in A major: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Marek Janowski
ID: PTC5186354
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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A. Bruckner - Symphony No.5 in B flat major. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - M. Janowski

A. Bruckner - Symphony No.5 in B flat major. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - M. Janowski
ID: PTC5186351
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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R. Schumann - Symphony No.1 Spring and No. 2 - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - L. Foster

R. Schumann - Symphony No.1 Spring and  No. 2 - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - L. Foster
ID: PTC5186326
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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L. van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 Eroica - Royal Flemish Philharmonic - P. Herreweghe

L. van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 Eroica - Royal Flemish Philharmonic - P. Herreweghe
ID: PTC5186313
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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R. Strauss - Don Juan,Till Eulenspiegel - Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg - M. Albrecht

R. Strauss - Don Juan,Till Eulenspiegel - Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg - M. Albrecht
ID: PTC5186310
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection:
Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestre

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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