A conversation between a psychologist and an evangelical minister who was an executioner for the Brazilian military dictatorship.
The other hens make fun of Miss Prissy, who still has not found a husband. Prissy sets out, rolling pin in hand, to find one, and she comes upon confirmed bachelor Foghorn Leghorn in the midst of his feud with the barnyard dog. The dog helps Prissy take Foghorn as her mate by knocking him out and stuffing him in a picnic basket!
This moving documentary chronicles the life and musical career of renowned Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau, from his birth in 1903 to his success on the world stage as he stunned audiences with his powerful interpretive technique and vast repertoire. In 1984, Arrau returned to Chile for a final series of concerts, capped off by a performance of composer Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 ("Emperor") in Santiago's Metropolitan Cathedral.
Claudio is married to Cesarina, a frivolous and unfaithful woman. After the death of their only son their marriage is cold. While his wife lives her free life, Claudio is dedicated to the development of sophisticated weapons, elaborating the project of a new cannon; but smitten by the virtuous Jew Rebecca he can not surrender to his feelings because his religion prevents him from getting a divorce.
This was recorded over three nights at the Philharmonie in Berlin. It does, however, provide a fitting close to the career of Claudio Abbado, conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1990 until May of 2013, when the music here was recorded.
A collection of images recorded during the tour of 2006 - 2007 the dates of Rome (19-20 / 12/06), Genoa (19/04/07), Milan (04/21/07), Roma (24/04 / 07), Caserta (03.04.07). Tracklist: Sinfonietta (prologue); All here; Along the way; We do not; You will; Medley je je; Porta Portese; My way; Ms. Lia; W England; Nights; Serenade in G; Ever more like you; Loves being; Posters; Medley atmospheric; With all the love that I can; I from the sea; Girls from the East; Those two; Tomorrow never; Water from the moon; How many times; It's me; Good luck; Medley folk; Country girl; The old; A little 'more; Photographs; Live; The streets of the colors; Heart glider; Now advertising; Night of notes, notes of night; Medley rock; By the way; A new day and a new day; I would go; What you want; Bolero; Great man; Keep me with you; Via; Medley song; This little big love; Beautiful love; And you; Saturday afternoon; Only; And how are you; I am here; One thousand days of you and me; Life is now.
World-renowned maestro Claudio Abbado opens up about his life and work in this profile that effectively combines images of the conductor in rehearsal and in concert and interviews with friends, colleagues and Abbado himself. The video includes footage of Bruno Ganz, Daniel Harding, Marcel Prawy, Albrecht Mayer, Wolfram Christ, Kolja Blacher, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and more.
Shot over a two-year period observing Abbado: a) Rossini, Overture to 'll Barbiere di Siviglia' b) Schubert, Symphony no. 2 B-Major, D. 125 c) Arnold Schonberg, Kammersinfonie no. 1 E-Major op. 9 (Filmed in Venice, Gran Teatro La Fenice, in February 1995, Chamber Orchestra of Europe). a) Richard Strauss, Elektra (Deborah Polaski, Karita Mattila, Marjana Lipovsek, Ferrucio Furlanetto) b) Beethoven, Symphony no 6 F-Major, op. 68, 'Pastorale' (Filmed in the Festspielhaus Salzburg on the occasion of the Easter Festival, April 1995, Berlin Philharmonic). a) Beethoven, Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 3 C-MINOR, OP. 37 (Maria Joao Pires) b) Bruckner, Symphony no. 9 D-Minor (Filmed in Paris, Cite de la Musique, in August 1995, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra).
With the Fifth Symphony, the Symphony No. 9 is the most famous piece. Its unusual length, the adjunction of soloists and of choruses, the choice of the Ode to Joy by Schiller, all of this concurs to its fame. The Ninth Symphony is a "Big Bang" in symphonic terms. A grandiose apotheosis, sublimating all of Beethoven's work by being the most universal and immediately understood piece ever written.
Mozart did not write the Requiem as despairing funeral music for his impending death. Rather, the piece proclaims eternal light and redemption. Together with a first-class quartet of soloists, the choirs of the Bavarian and Swedish radios and the distinguished musicians of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado uncovers this more hopeful and forgiving essence of the Requiem
Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 18-19 August 2004
Symphony No. 8 is as different musically from the Seventh Symphony as it is close in time since it was finished only five months later. It appears to be caught between the Dionysian scale of the Seventh Symphony and the titanic universality of the Ninth Symphony. The carefree nature of the "little symphony", as the composer called it himself, should not make one forget its welcome smile.
Get an insider's glimpse of the preparation of Claudio Abbado's arresting performance of Verdi's "Missa da Requiem" in this behind-the-scenes documentary showcasing the acclaimed conductor as he rehearses with the production's various performers. Featuring the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan, this revealing program compiles rehearsal footage captured at the Chiesa di San Marco in Milan and the Teatro alla Scala opera house.
Mahler Symphony No.9 - Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra - Claudio Abbado
During two Bartok evenings at the Verbier Festival, Martha Argerich demonstrated once again her charisma. The first evening, with her accomplice Nelson Freire, and with the percussionists Gregory Zuber and Michael Israelievitch, she transports us with the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussions. A few days later, with violinist Renaud Capuçon she tackles the First Sonata for Violin and Piano.
Claudio Abbado conducts the prestigious Berliner Philharmonikerfor during a concert dedicated to Beethoven. The programme includes the Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19 with the Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev whose dazzling technique adding to a delicate sensitivity merges instinct and intellectual rigour, and the Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125.
Claudio Abbado conducts the Orchestra Mozart with Giuliano Carmignola, principal violinist, live at the Teatro Municipale Valli, Reggio Emilia, April 21, 2007
Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.