In 1956 with the introduction of television suddenly Australians started to stay home for their entertainment and the decline in cinemas commenced.
The mid 19-century was a time of great social and artistic upheaval, and the world of music was not immune to the forces of change. Leading composers such as Liszt and Schumann experimented with new genres, tonalities and forms, and their music was imbued with the poetic and romantic fervour of the time.
MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and services. In February 2013, Bruce Springsteen was honoured as the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year. This recording brings together a stellar list of other artists paying tribute to Bruce and his music performing many of the songs he wrote throughout his illustrious career, as well as Bruce himself and the E Street Band performing new songs and a few favourites.
Seven renegade artists shock the comic-book industry by starting their own company, Image Comics, to rival giants Marvel and DC.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of chief conductor Sir Andrew Davis, play Britten, Lutoslawski, Rachmaninov and Vaughan Williams. Violin: Richard Tognetti.
Looks at the grand picture palaces in the cities and suburbs - also when a trip to a country cinema on a Saturday night was usually a highlight of the week.
The rise and fall of Milestone Comics, an African-American owned comic book imprint, which came to life in early 1990's New York.
Thanks largely to John Fogerty's rough, inimitable voice and seemingly bottomless supply of great melodies, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the pre-eminent American singles band of the late 1960s and early '70s.
Looks at the history of cinemas in Australia, focusing largely on the heyday of the grand picture palaces when going to the movies was an event.
This episode explores how the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York fundamentally changed how comic books are written and superheroes are portrayed.
In a very special one-night-only event, Australian theatre and music sensation Kate Miller-Heidke joins the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The story of Middle Eastern and Western cultures coming together through music. This series charts Nigel Westlake and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's unprecedented creation of a film score for Australia's first Muslim rom-com, Ali's Wedding.
Three artists from Makassar, Indonesia, and three artists from Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, reconnect a 400-year-old trade relationship through art.
Enjoy songs and instrumental excerpts from favourite Bernstein works: Wonderful Town, On the Town, Candide, Peter Pan, Fancy Free and West Side Story, as part of the Bernstein Celebration. All his life Leonard Bernstein had a love affair with New York and in his many music theatre works he painted the most vivid picture of life in the 'City That Never Sleeps'. This performance embraces Bernstein's New York, offering a rare insight into the composer's mind with Bernstein devotee Bramwell Tovey at the helm and on the keys.
The story of how the world's first superhero came to be and how Superman's creators fought for years to receive proper credit and compensation.
Conducted by world-famous Indian conductor Zubin Mehta, The Australian World Orchestra take on Mahler's first and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring in this stunning performance from the Sydney Opera House.
The Australian World Orchestra celebrates its fifth anniversary. Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Alexander Briger opens the program with Ravel's Bolero. The orchestra's double bass section is then put under the spotlight in the world premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin's The Witching Hour, commissioned by the AWO. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's fifth symphony.
Everything that was written after Wagner's great opera Tristan was, in some way, influenced by it. Leonard Bernstein called Tristan "the central work of all music history", and the Prelude and Liebestod contains some of the most achingly beautiful music ever composed. Following arias from Die Walkure and Die Meistersinger sung by acclaimed Australian bass-baritone Shane Lowrencev, Asher Fisch explores Wagner's musical legacy through the spacious grandeur of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony (his memorial monument to Wagner) and the overture from Chabrier's opera Gwendoline. We conclude with Richard Strauss, who drew upon Wagner's expanded orchestral palette, added his own dash of flamboyant audacity and composed the work that made the then 25-year-old a star the virtuosic orchestral showpiece Don Juan.
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