From acclaimed director, Wim Wenders, comes this extraordinary documentary about a group of Cuban musicians known as Los Superablos or, The Super Grandfathers. In 1996, Ry Cooder gathered together some of the greatest names in the history of Cuban music to collaborate on what became the best selling and Grammy winning album, Buena Vista Social Club. Inspired by these colourful characters and their extraordinary music, Wenders' film follows the musicians from Havana to Amsterdam and finally to Carnegie Hall in New York.
Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, Great Australian Albums dives headlong into the creative process, uncovers the creative goals the artists set for themselves, and reveals how they were achieved. As becomes quickly apparent, none of these albums were easy to make and each artist was faced with their own hurdles; be they creative, personal, emotional, financial, physical or political.
2010 marked the 200th anniversary the bicentenary of the great composer Chopin's birth and in a fitting celebration the SBS Youth Orchestra presents a very special tribute to both Chopin's work and his far-reaching influence on music and musicians.
A new concept in travel and history on television, exploring Europe's most spectacular cities and landscapes while revelling in the great classical music composed within them. This program explores the lives of the master musicians, the cities they lived in, and how their work reflects the very same surroundings familiar to us today.
Part two features Simon Callow, Niki Vasilakis and Matt Wills following Mozart through magnificent Austrian countryside from Salzburg to imperial Vienna via Linz; the irresistible magnet for composers such as Brahms, Mahler, Schubert and Haydn. Their stories and their relationship with the magnificent Hapsburg capital are described amid the city's great landmarks.
This series explores Europe's most spectacular cities and landscapes while revelling in the great classical music composed within them. This program explores the lives the master musicians, the cities they lived in, and how their work reflects the very same surroundings familiar to us today.
The world's biggest youth variety extravaganza, the Schools Spectacular, is celebrating its 27th year. ABC3's Kayne and Amberley join forces with John Foreman to bring you all the colour and excitement.
A short biographical film on composer Frederic Chopin.
Italian-born, Vienna-raised singer Patrizio Buanne recorded live in concert at the Colosseum in Rome. The show features many popular Italian songs such as Na Sera E Maggio, L'Italiano, Il Mondo, Amore Scusami, and old classics such as Na Sera E Maggio, Luna In Mezz'O Mare and Volare.
90s Britpop band Blur ended their sell-out summer 2009 reunion tour with two colossal gigs at London's Hyde Park. Demand for tickets was so great that switchboards were jammed. When the last remaining 10,000 tickets for the July 3 show sold out in two minutes, the promoters decided to add a second date on July 2. Over 100,000 ecstatic fans were there for this emotional concert.
As one of the top UK bands of the 1990s, Blur were a pioneering force behind the Britpop movement and are widely hailed as one of the most influential bands of the era. Get the inside story on the band during the documentary Blur: No Distance Left To Run.
American composer Elliott Carter talks about his long artistic life in New York City.
A short biographical film on composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Follows young pianist James Rhodes on a journey to Warsaw, Paris and London to discover the women whose voices had such a powerful influence on the composer Chopin.
Three years in the making, this documentary follows the progression of the Muslim punk scene: from its imaginary inception in a novel written by a white-convert named Michael Muhammad Knight to a full-blown, real-life scene of Muslim punk bands and their fans.
A memorial service to honour Dame Joan Sutherland featuring recorded highlights of Dame Joan's career and the Opera Australia chorus performs.
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