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The music of Verdi’s Messa combines religious grandeur with operatic drama and passion, and contains equally exquisite writing for both chorus and soloists. It is notable for its emotional depth and variety. This mass is a touchstone work for Muti, who already won two Grammy Awards for his interpretation. The all-star cast of soloists Vittoria Yeo, Elina Garanca, Francesco Meli, Ildar Abdrazakov guarantee a performance of deepest emotionality and musical prowess.
This is the story of how an old African ritual, which found expression in Trinidad’s traditional Carnival masquerade, became a dynamic form of social intervention, a fun hobby and created some of the most spectacular masquerade kings and queens. Through the efforts of Mr. Glen DeSouza, better known as Dragon, the dying moko jumbie stilt dancing practice received a revival as it spread throughout the country and abroad.
Burning Man is no run-of-the-mill festival. For one week of every year, thousands of people descend upon Black Rock, a desert north of Nevada for this unique celebration of music and contemporary art.
Each participant must respect the 10 founding principles of the event, ranging from welcoming and helping everyone to prioritizing self-expression and immediate experience. The rules also insist on leaving no trace of the celebrations upon the desert.
The documentary follows an artistic project, ‘The Space Whale’, from its conception to its completion. Filmed through immersion in the festival, close to a group of wacky artists, it presents the human and technological challenges that the team faces, whilst also demonstrating the spirit of the festival. A truly transient laboratory of new ideas and utopias brought to life by Matt Schultz.
Maria Cooper Janis, Cooper's daughter, opens up to talk about the acting career of her father. Born into a highly respected family, both his parents had emigrated from England and settled in Montana where his father served as Supreme Court Judge, Gary Cooper learnt to love the outdoor life, horse riding, fishing and hunting on the family ranch. When the family moved to Los Angeles, Cooper wanted to go to art school but ended up performing stunts and acting in cowboy films and westerns. His break-through came with Wings, which laid the foundation of his career as the “American Hero” and sex symbol for decades.
Four couples from the US, Japan, India and Germany open up about their relationships, which have all lasted, remarkably, longer than fifty years. In frank and funny interviews, each pair reflects on life before and beyond the moments that brought them together, and how they have grown as partners.
This light-hearted and humorous documentary goes deeply into the secrets of partnership and love. How can couples manage to stay together for a lifetime, when they hardly knew each other in the first place?
Filmed in 1977, this rare concert film captures the classic Who line-up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon in what would be their final public show with the legendary Keith Moon on drums. Nine months later, Moon passed away at the age of 32.
The band are on top-form performing all of their greatest hits including Pinball Wizard, Baba O’Riley, I Can’t Explain, My Generation, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Substitute, Behind Blue Eyes and an early version of the Who rock classic Who Are You.
The Isle Of Wight Festival returns with headline performances from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Biffy Clyro, George Ezra and special guest Fatboy Slim. Additional performers include Richard Ashcroft, Courteeners, James, Bastille and Madness.
Isle of Wight Festival is the UK's longest-running music festival and remains one of the most popular in Europe, bringing around 90,000 music fans to the island each year for a weekend of iconic rock artists and underground dance acts.
What happens if you travel north into the darkness of the Arctic winter in search of natural light? Hunting The Light is an award-winning, exquisitely shot film by photographer Tor Sivertstol. We follow his journey north meeting several artists on the way who are all inspired by the beauty of their harsh surroundings.
When, how and where can one have more pleasant dreams of faraway, mysterious worlds than at the traditional Waldbuhne concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker?
Ravel’s three-part song cycle Sheherazade is an irresistible invitation to send your imagination on a journey to magical, distant places under summer skies, performed here by Marianne Crebassa. The young mezzo-soprano is well known for her sensitive interpretations of French music.
Against the backdrop of Trinidad and Tobago's annual steel band competition, Panorama - in which thousands of musicians in huge ensembles of over 100 players desperately compete in performing elaborate music - several musicians chase their dreams.
Their stories are interlaced with re-enactments of the rags-to-riches tale of the steel band movement, which was born into poverty and violence but climbed to the highest levels of social and artistic acceptance. This film is the story of men and women who staked all on their art, and of French, Japanese and Americans, whose passion and daring has drawn them to the world championships. This is a global human adventure out of the ordinary.
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