In this episode, James plays three pieces by the composer he has the most affinity with: Frederic Chopin. He performs the monstrously difficult Etude Op. 25 No. 12, and the sublimely beautiful Prelude, Op. 28 No. 4, followed by the turbulent Fantaisie in F minor, written at the height of Chopin's love affair with George Sand.
As his musical homage to Michael Jackson opens with glowing tributes and audience adulation, millionaire producer David King reflects on the Man in the Mirror project and what it means for his show business reputation.
With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James Rhodes is not your typical concert pianist. In this episode, James plays his favourite mood-enhancing pieces. They include, In the Hall of the Mountain King, transcribed for the piano by Ginzburg from the original Grieg, and the exquisite Bach/Marcello Adagio in D minor, a piece James associates with his own recovery from mental breakdown.
Last-minute jitters and glitches test all tempers on the day of opening night of the Michael Jackson musical tribute that successful millionaire producer David King has brought to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a testing ground for his ultimate opening venue, Monte Carlo. Cast and crew are frustrated when David keeps changing things and fiddling elements of the show he is not happy with.
With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James Rhodes is not your typical concert pianist. In this seven-part series, James plays the music of his favourite composers, including Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.
No other piece of music has ever been interpreted, arranged or released as often as La Paloma. From Richard Tauber to Pavarotti, from Elvis Presley to Dean Martin, from Mariachi to Sinti, La Paloma is the grande dame of pop music. But her soul, her melody, has always retained its spirit.
In a bid to get the musical Man in the Mirror ready for the opening night just weeks away, the dancers are being worked to the bone in rehearsals. But rebellion is in the air. The dancers are unhappy with some of their work conditions and mutiny is threatened. Their stressful rehearsals are bringing injuries through missteps.
At a girls' high school, music director Karen Carey prepares her young students for a concert at the Opera House. Believing in the transformative power of great music, Carey insists upon a classical repertoire, sets a dauntingly high performance standard and requires the participation of every girl in the school. Mrs Carey inspires many of her girls, but some do not share her passion and are not afraid to say so.
A revealing autobiography of legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, told in his own words, incorporating previously unseen photographs and film footage from the Hendrix family archive to tell the story of a remarkable life.
Stage musical maestro David King wants his producer Neil Dorward to delay rehearsals for the Michael Jackson homage show, Man in the Mirror, to direct a raunchy promo for another show. King is making more and more demands of his young creative team and some of these are getting in the way of preparing for this huge endeavour. Tensions are running high and time is of the essence.
British stage musical maestro David King is putting together a homage to Michael Jackson and is having trouble casting singers and dancers for the demanding roles. He has been through two days of London hopefuls with limited success, so heads to New York where he hopes the talent pickings will be richer. Things look decidedly grim there too, until a remarkable thing happens.
An ensemble cast from the New York City ballet performs an updated, and dramatically scripted version of Robbins' 1958 'ballet in sneakers' against a backdrop of urban New York settings. The addition of a plotline, multi-camera photography and jump-cut editing, brings this cool, energetic dance piece up-to-date in a startling fashion. A 10-minute documentary after the performance charts the progression of the latest production and looks back at how the original performances wowed audiences around the world.
Imagine if Woodstock, the defining cultural event of the '60s, had continued to exist over the last three decades. How would it have changed, evolved and adapted to a world which was being completely rewritten around it? How much of the idealism and communality of the original event would have survived? How much would the inexorable pressures of consumerism and corporate sponsorship have transformed the founding ethos of the event? And what a powerful mirror it would hold up to the extraordinary changes which have taken place in the way we live our lives in the last 30 years. Of course Woodstock and most of the other music festivals of the era did not survive. Only one did and its name is Glastonbury.
Looks at the Sydney improvised music scene and the origins of the Now Now festival of avant-garde, experimental music. Musicians Claire Cooper and Clayton Thomas talk about their influences and music.
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