The Saints' single "(I'm) Stranded" burst out of Brisbane, Australia in 1976 as one of the landmark recordings in the punk rock revolution that changed music forever. In the mid-1970s, Queensland was under the thumb of a corrupt, politically repressive government, and the number one enemy of the state was youth.
A musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and musicians of the Rocksteady era.
This is a cinematic and aesthetically high-quality homage to one of the greatest violin virtuosos of this decade. Charting the American star violinist Joshua Bell's rise to success, and using his music to explore the man behind the phenomenon, this revealing one-hour special unveils intimate insights into rehearsals coupled with unique, high-quality live recordings from concerts. Pieces featured are from Bell's extensive and individualised repertoire.
The Triffids were hailed by the British music media as "one of the most influential and important bands to come from Australia", and their 1985 album Born Sandy Devotional, is the basis of their legacy.
Internationally acclaimed Irish concert pianist John O'Conor is in Positano, on Italy's beautiful rugged Amalfi coast holding a masterclass. He wants to pass on the passion and power of Beethoven's music to the next generation of musicians.
An investigation into the history of Mozart's Requiem, a work that was unfinished when the composer died.
There's a revolution going on, a ukelele revolution! In countries all over the world people are taking up the ukelele and having great fun doing it. It may have been popularised in Hawaii but it's now conquering the world.
A documentary series that takes you behind the scenes in the creation of four masterpiece albums. Tonight, it looks at Woodface by Crowded House.
In Shillong, in north-eastern India, a band has been playing a concert every year on May 24 to celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday. The founder of the band is Lou Majow, a local singer and guitar player.
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.
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