This documentary tells the untold story of John Lennon's iconic Imagine album. It's also a story about Yoko meeting John and East meeting West. This is about two artistic minds connecting and inspiring each other both personally and professionally, ultimately co-authoring a radical worldview.
David Bowie was the leading figure in popular music for over five decades. Acclaimed by critics and musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the bestselling music artists. He stopped concert touring after 2004 and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day. He remained musically active until his Death two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar.
Hank Williams is regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the top 10 of the Billboard Country and Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked No.1 (three posthumously). After an initial rejection, Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry. writing hits Your Cheatin' Heart, Hey, Good Lookin', and So Lonesome I Could Cry. In 1952, he was dismissed by the Grand Ole Opry because of his unreliability and alcohol abuse. On January 1, 1953, he suffered heart failure while travelling to perform at a concert in West Virginia and died as a result. Despite his short life, Williams is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th and has been cited as a key musical influence on Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.
George Michael, Too Funky Queen, I Want to Break Free Kylie Minogue, Spinning Around Cher, Believe Diana Ross, I'm Coming Out (live in Central Park) Ce Ce Peniston, Finally David Bowie, Boys Keep Swinging Depeche Mode, Just Can't Get Enough Pet Shop Boys, Absolutely Fabulous Ru Paul, Supermodel Geri Halliwell, It's Raining Men Lady Gaga, Born This Way Britney Spears, Toxic The Veronicas, Hook Me Up Troye Sivan, My My My! Janelle, Monae Pynk (censored version) Cub Sport, Chasin'
John Denver, began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as one of America's best-selling performers, often described as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era. Recording and releasing approximately 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide with his lyrics reflecting his joy in nature and disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver, who was an avid pilot, died at the age of 53 flying his personal Canard aircraft in a single-fatality crash.
From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No.27.
From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No.26.
From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No.25.
From the Berlin Philharmonic archives. Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Berlin Philharmonic play Mozart's Piano Concerto No.24.
A medley of overtures and choruses from Verdi operas: eLuisa Miller, I Lombardi, Macbeth, Don Carlo, Nabucco, Les Vepres siciliennes, Otello and Aida. Conductor by Daniele Gatti, recorded at the Palais des Congres in Paris.
Michael Hutchence founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death on November 22nd 1997. Hutchence was the archetypal rock showman. He exuded an overtly sexual, macho cool with his flowing locks, and lithe and exuberant stage movements. His private life was often reported in the Australian and international press, with a string of love affairs with prominent actresses, models and singers. Hutchence's relationship with UK television presenter Paula Yates began while she was married to musician and Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof. During July of the same year, Hutchence and Yates had a daughter. On the morning of 22 November 1997, Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room in Sydney. His death was reported by the New South Wales Coroner to be the result of suicide.
Haydn's Symphony No.87 in A Major, part of the Paris Symphonies series, is conducted here by Sir Roger Norrington and performed by the Camerata Salzburg. The piece was recorded at the Mozarteum, Salzburg.
Haydn's Symphony No.86 in D Major, part of the Paris Symphonies series, is conducted here by Sir Roger Norrington and performed by the Camerata Salzburg. The piece was recorded at the Mozarteum, Salzburg.
Buddy Holly was a central figure of late 1950s rock 'n' roll. With hits, That'll be the Day, Everyday and Peggy Sue. Holly made his second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in January 1958 and soon after, toured Australia and the UK. In early 1959, he assembled a new band and embarked on a tour of the midwestern US. After a show in Clear Lake, Iowa, he chartered an airplane to travel to his next show, in Moorhead, Minnesota. Soon after take-off, the plane crashed, killing him, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, in a tragedy later referred to by Don McLean as The Day the Music Died".
The virtuosic performance of Vienna Bach Consort conducted by its genius maestro Ruben Dubrovsky at Vienna's St Stephan's Cathedral carries its audience along to original sound impressions of Vivaldi's time. The magnificent setting of St Stephan's Cathedral and the artistic peak of orchestra and conductor is enhanced by the appearance of the adorable Vivica Genaux. The US-mezzo-soprano is famous for her extraordinary interpretation of baroque repertoire. Vienna Bach Consort featuring mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, conducted by Ruben Dubrovsky,
Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter whose stunning voice easily following in the footsteps of Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday. Her debut album, Frank (was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her follow-up album, Back to Black (2006), led to five 50th Annual Grammy Awards, and a record of most Grammys won by a female artist in one night. In short, a music legend who died at the young age of 27, from alcohol intoxication on July 23, 2011. Her album Back to Black posthumously became one the UK's best-selling albums of the 21st century.
Gala Concert from the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on occasion of the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi in 2013. Conducted by Lu Jia.
Janis Joplin was one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Her fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached No.1 on the Billboard charts. The big-voiced, bluesy singer dominated the stage, forged her own path and paved the way for the female singers who followed.
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