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Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Deep Purple - Machine Head

Season 4  |  Episode 3  |  STUDIO  |  February 22, 2013
The incredible story of the making of the album which put Deep Purple at the pinnacle of 70s hard rock.

The incredible story of the making of the album which put Deep Purple at the pinnacle of 70s hard rock.

Schools Spectacular 2012
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Schools Spectacular 2012

ABC  |  December 16, 2012
Join 3600 talented singers and dancers, and musicians aged 5 to 18, from NSW public schools, as they take over Sydney's Entertainment Centre to present a school musical ...

Join 3600 talented singers and dancers, and musicians aged 5 to 18, from NSW public schools, as they take over Sydney's Entertainment Centre to present a school musical extravaganza of epic proportions.

La Paloma
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La Paloma

ABC  |  September 27, 2011
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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 ...

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.

Jerome Robbins' NY Export
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Jerome Robbins' NY Export

SBS  |  September 10, 2011
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 ...

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.

Lang Lang
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Lang Lang

SBS  |  June 30, 2012
The Chinese pianist Lang Lang is considered the world's No.1 classical music star. This program links him and his piano hero, Frank Liszt. Both men made their childhood dreams ...

The Chinese pianist Lang Lang is considered the world's No.1 classical music star. This program links him and his piano hero, Frank Liszt. Both men made their childhood dreams come true and became the greatest musicians of their time.

Karim's Journey
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Karim's Journey

SBS  |  April 10, 2010
The documentary follows Karim Said, from Amman, whose outstanding musical talent was discovered by his mother as well as his piano teacher, Ms Bashir from Russia, at the age ...

The documentary follows Karim Said, from Amman, whose outstanding musical talent was discovered by his mother as well as his piano teacher, Ms Bashir from Russia, at the age of five. Ms Bashir decided to try her "prodigy program" on Karim, and was delighted with the result.

They Came To Play
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They Came To Play

ABC2  |  March 21, 2010
This award-winning, uplifting feature-length documentary chronicles the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort ...

This award-winning, uplifting feature-length documentary chronicles the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas. The competition is held every four years and 75 contestants are selected to perform in three elimination rounds.

Composer Tunes
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Composer Tunes: Niccolo Paganini - The First Virtuoso

ABC  |  March 21, 2010
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A short biographical film on composer Niccolo Paganini.

A short biographical film on composer Niccolo Paganini.

Sweet Mona's The Big Sing
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Sweet Mona's The Big Sing

ABC  |  September 16, 2010
Ballarat's Sweet Mona's Choir was initially formed in 1996 by Verity Higgins as a student choir to teach singing as an approach to teaching voice skills in a performing arts ...

Ballarat's Sweet Mona's Choir was initially formed in 1996 by Verity Higgins as a student choir to teach singing as an approach to teaching voice skills in a performing arts course. Today the Sweet Mona's Choir is one of Victoria's leading and most renowned community choirs and has become an embodiment of the remarkable power of community art.

Glenn Gould
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Glenn Gould

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 25, 2010
Of the 20th century's composers and performers of classical music, the life of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould is one of the most frequently documented. Since his death in 1982, ...

Of the 20th century's composers and performers of classical music, the life of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould is one of the most frequently documented. Since his death in 1982, dozens of books, essays, television programs and films have evaluated his legacy.

A Journey Through American Music
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A Journey Through American Music: Sounds Of Jazz

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2  |  March 28, 2010
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman traces the ancestry and growth of American music through the 20th century and beyond.

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman traces the ancestry and growth of American music through the 20th century and beyond.

A Journey Through American Music
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A Journey Through American Music: Travelling Blues

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  March 21, 2010
Morgan Freeman continues his showcase of the development of American blues music, taking up the story with the 1960s musicians from across the world who blended and melded it ...

Morgan Freeman continues his showcase of the development of American blues music, taking up the story with the 1960s musicians from across the world who blended and melded it with thumping electric rock to produce new sounds.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Mikhail Baryshnikov And Alice Waters

ABC  |  November 22, 2009
An inside look at the lives of friends, world-renowned dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and author, award-winning chef and advocate Alice Waters.

An inside look at the lives of friends, world-renowned dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and author, award-winning chef and advocate Alice Waters.

Delightful Rain
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Delightful Rain

ABC  |  November 28, 2009
A collection of some of Australia's great surf bands and musicians, recorded at Freshwater Surf Club in May 2006. Featuring The Atlantics, Richard Clapton, Taman Shud, The ...

A collection of some of Australia's great surf bands and musicians, recorded at Freshwater Surf Club in May 2006. Featuring The Atlantics, Richard Clapton, Taman Shud, The Celebate Rifles and more.

Soundtrack To My Life
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Soundtrack To My Life: Right Said Fred

ABC2  |  February 6, 2009
An insightful, thought-provoking music series looking at a number of musicians' lives, work and influences. Presented by Cat Deeley.

An insightful, thought-provoking music series looking at a number of musicians' lives, work and influences. Presented by Cat Deeley.

Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin
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Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 22, 2017
This electrifying concert from O2 World in Berlin sees Depeche Mode treat the crowd to hits old and new as part of their acclaimed 2013 Delta Machine Tour.

This electrifying concert from O2 World in Berlin sees Depeche Mode treat the crowd to hits old and new as part of their acclaimed 2013 Delta Machine Tour.

David Bowie A Reality Tour
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David Bowie A Reality Tour

FOXTEL Arts  |  December 10, 2016
David Bowie performs at Dublin's Point Theatre as part of a worldwide tour in support of his Reality album. The setlist includes tracks spanning Bowie's career, including The ...

David Bowie performs at Dublin's Point Theatre as part of a worldwide tour in support of his Reality album. The setlist includes tracks spanning Bowie's career, including The Man Who Sold the World, Five Years, and Hang on to Yourself, which he hadn't played live in more than 20 years.

Beethoven For All
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Beethoven For All

SBS  |  July 29, 2012
Daniel Barenboim is a political and pop culture icon who conducts some of the world's most famous orchestras. This special follows his concert series, Beethoven For All, where ...

Daniel Barenboim is a political and pop culture icon who conducts some of the world's most famous orchestras. This special follows his concert series, Beethoven For All, where he travels the world bringing Beethoven's music to the masses.

Baroque Academy
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Baroque Academy

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 19, 2011
The ten successful young singers spend three weeks in the Theatre de Caen, home of Les Arts Florissants.

The ten successful young singers spend three weeks in the Theatre de Caen, home of Les Arts Florissants.

So Frenchy, So Chic
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So Frenchy, So Chic

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  May 20, 2011
From the famous label that focuses on French music, So Frenchy So Chic, this music series features Lilicub, Berry, Rose, Emilie Simon, Philipe Katerine, Cocoon and Moriarty.

From the famous label that focuses on French music, So Frenchy So Chic, this music series features Lilicub, Berry, Rose, Emilie Simon, Philipe Katerine, Cocoon and Moriarty.

Musica Leggera: The Golden Age Of Italian Popular Music
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Musica Leggera: The Golden Age Of Italian Popular Music

SBS  |  April 16, 2011
A cultural history of Italian popular songs, from Volare and O Sole Mio in the heyday of the '50s and '60s, through to the 'pop tenors', Pavarotti and Bocelli. Some of the ...

A cultural history of Italian popular songs, from Volare and O Sole Mio in the heyday of the '50s and '60s, through to the 'pop tenors', Pavarotti and Bocelli. Some of the most famous Italian singers and composers from the '60s and '70s provide the commentary for the program.

Ode To A Requiem
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Ode To A Requiem

ABC  |  January 9, 2011
An investigation into the history of Mozart's Requiem, a work that was unfinished when the composer died.

An investigation into the history of Mozart's Requiem, a work that was unfinished when the composer died.

Following Fryderyk Chopin
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Following Fryderyk Chopin

SBS  |  December 25, 2010
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 ...

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.

Anton And The Piano
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Anton And The Piano

SBS  |  October 9, 2010
The journey from the mundane to the sublime is exquisitely captured in this intimate portrait of celebrated pianist Anton Kuerti.

The journey from the mundane to the sublime is exquisitely captured in this intimate portrait of celebrated pianist Anton Kuerti.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: Colombia: The Capital of Salsa

NITV  |  July 21, 2017
This music-based travel series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. Ethnomusicologist and record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the ...

This music-based travel series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. Ethnomusicologist and record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the world's best songs.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: India: Delhi Underground

NITV  |  July 7, 2017
Edgar's Indian journey ends up in India's capital city Delhi, where he explores the vibrant underground music scene. He connects with Rabbi Shergill, the Sikh music star who ...

Edgar's Indian journey ends up in India's capital city Delhi, where he explores the vibrant underground music scene. He connects with Rabbi Shergill, the Sikh music star who blends the revolutionary spirit of John Lennon with Indian pop. Edgar visits the rehearsal space of Indian Ocean, India's counterpart to the Grateful Dead, who have been performing their compelling fusion of ancient Indian roots music with modern grooves for nearly 20 years. Edgar also meets up with the East India Company, an up-and-coming collective that modernizes folk music with electronics and funky beats. The Delhi music tour ends up with a DJ set featuring Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale in one of India's hippest nightclubs.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: Colombia: Afro-Colombian Grooves

NITV  |  March 3, 2017
This music-based travel series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. Ethnomusicologist and record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the ...

This music-based travel series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. Ethnomusicologist and record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the world's best songs.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: Albany/Columbus

NITV  |  May 12, 2017
This episode sees the Music Voyager team delving deeper into the Georgian heartlands, where spirituals, gospel and the blues laid the foundation for American popular music. We ...

This episode sees the Music Voyager team delving deeper into the Georgian heartlands, where spirituals, gospel and the blues laid the foundation for American popular music. We start in Albany with Miss Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers that marched with Martin Luther King Jr to Washington DC. Every second Saturday, Ms Harris still assembles her fellow Freedom Singers and new voices from the next generation to join in song to keep the spirit of freedom alive. Next we head to Columbus and the house of Ma Rainy 'The Mother of the Blues'. Her colourful story is just one of many enriching experiences on this journey to where it all began.

Music Moves
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Music Moves: Rap

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  February 21, 2010
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An existing style of music is used as the starting point for composition in this program. The students are taken through a composition process that involves putting four beat ...

An existing style of music is used as the starting point for composition in this program. The students are taken through a composition process that involves putting four beat metre to lyrics, developing non - melodic percussion accompaniments, and structuring a performance.

Music Moves
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Music Moves: Songcraft

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC ME  |  November 13, 2014
This program looks at the different song writing processes of three groups; one a professional rock group and two groups of young musicians just "starting out." It follows ...

This program looks at the different song writing processes of three groups; one a professional rock group and two groups of young musicians just "starting out." It follows them from the initial trigger or idea for their songs, through the choices they make, the setbacks and changes, to the final performance of their work.

David Bowie: Love You Till Tuesday
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David Bowie: Love You Till Tuesday

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 8, 2017
A fascinating curio from 1969 that features nine of Bowie's songs, including Love You Till Tuesday, Sell Me A Coat, When I'm Five, Rubber Band, The Mask, Let Me Sleep Beside ...

A fascinating curio from 1969 that features nine of Bowie's songs, including Love You Till Tuesday, Sell Me A Coat, When I'm Five, Rubber Band, The Mask, Let Me Sleep Beside You, Ching-A-Ling, Space Oddity and When I Live My Dream.

In Search Of Beethoven
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In Search Of Beethoven

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  April 24, 2011
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From the award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabskya comes a comprehensive look at Beethoven's life through his musical output.

From the award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabskya comes a comprehensive look at Beethoven's life through his musical output.

Clarinet.Ballistix
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Clarinet.Ballistix: Nikola Resanovic - Alt.music.ballistix

ABC  |  September 9, 2012
Six works written expressly for the clarinet are performed by Alan Vivian (clarinet), David Pereira (cello), Alan Hicks and Katherine Day (piano).

Six works written expressly for the clarinet are performed by Alan Vivian (clarinet), David Pereira (cello), Alan Hicks and Katherine Day (piano).

Lang Lang
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Lang Lang

SBS  |  February 19, 2011
Pianist Lang Lang takes us on a journey through his homeland, playing both the traditional and contemporary music of China. This special discovers the unexplored richness of ...

Pianist Lang Lang takes us on a journey through his homeland, playing both the traditional and contemporary music of China. This special discovers the unexplored richness of Chinese music, and how Lang Lang incorporates it into his own cosmopolitan view of music.

Still Bill
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Still Bill

ABC  |  June 24, 2012
Great heartwarming documentary with ample archival footage of singer-song writer and musician, Bill Withers from the 1970s as well as him now in his 70s.

Great heartwarming documentary with ample archival footage of singer-song writer and musician, Bill Withers from the 1970s as well as him now in his 70s.

The Choir: Unsung Town
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The Choir: Unsung Town

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  July 24, 2011
Having created a choir in the Hertfordshire housing estate of South Oxhey, choirmaster Gareth Malone sets out to take it places. South Oxhey suffers from a poor reputation in ...

Having created a choir in the Hertfordshire housing estate of South Oxhey, choirmaster Gareth Malone sets out to take it places. South Oxhey suffers from a poor reputation in surrounding neighbourhoods but Gareth believes his choir can hold its own among Hertfordshire's best.

Luminous
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Luminous

ABC2  |  May 9, 2010
Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director of the ACO, had always wanted to collaborate with a visual artist. But which one? He wanted to create a spellbinding event, not just a ...

Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director of the ACO, had always wanted to collaborate with a visual artist. But which one? He wanted to create a spellbinding event, not just a soundtrack, through the combination of sound and vision. Then he saw the work of Bill Henson and Luminous was born.

Celtic Woman
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Celtic Woman

SBS  |  April 25, 2010
Celtic Woman's latest concert, aptly titled Songs from the Heart, is filmed in the lush Irish country setting of the majestic Powerscourt House and Gardens.

Celtic Woman's latest concert, aptly titled Songs from the Heart, is filmed in the lush Irish country setting of the majestic Powerscourt House and Gardens.

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With
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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With: Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson And Allen Toussaint

ABC2  |  June 25, 2010
On tonight's episode of Spectacle, Elvis hopes to build a band by inviting Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson and Allen Toussaint on stage. Singer songwriter and electric ...

On tonight's episode of Spectacle, Elvis hopes to build a band by inviting Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson and Allen Toussaint on stage. Singer songwriter and electric guitar player Richard Thompson, grew up listening to folk music. He reflects on the influence it had on him before performing Shoot Out The Lights. New Orleans piano player Allen Toussaint, explains why the piano is such an integral part to any band and how his home town is so important to his music. At Elvis's request, he plays his classic song Holy Cow.

Classical Destinations
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Classical Destinations: Germany - Leipzig and Mainz

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  SBS  |  November 3, 2015
Part nine of Classical Destinations looks at the careers of Bach and Mendelssohn. In today's episode, Niki performs part of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and we visit the ...

Part nine of Classical Destinations looks at the careers of Bach and Mendelssohn. In today's episode, Niki performs part of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and we visit the Schott publishing house in the city of Mainz to learn the craft of music engraving and look at the original manuscript of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Play School Celebrity Covers
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Play School Celebrity Covers: Bernard Fanning: Morningtown Ride

ABC2 Kids  |  July 6, 2016
A series of pieces engaging Australian celebrities to perform various songs, nursery rhymes and stories to celebrate 50 years of Play School.

A series of pieces engaging Australian celebrities to perform various songs, nursery rhymes and stories to celebrate 50 years of Play School.

Classical Destinations
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Classical Destinations: Bonn and Berlin

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  SBS  |  November 10, 2015
Part twelve of Classical Destinations follows Beethoven's troubled early life in his birthplace of Bonn, near which descendents of his family still live and work as ...

Part twelve of Classical Destinations follows Beethoven's troubled early life in his birthplace of Bonn, near which descendents of his family still live and work as winemakers. Then to an indisputably modern city: Berlin, home to one of the world's greatest orchestras.

Play School Celebrity Covers
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Play School Celebrity Covers: Special

ABC2 Kids  |  July 18, 2016
Celebrate Play School's 50 year milestone as we invite Australia's most iconic performers and entertainers to perform a song, story or nursery rhyme in the very special series.

Celebrate Play School's 50 year milestone as we invite Australia's most iconic performers and entertainers to perform a song, story or nursery rhyme in the very special series.

Mozart In Prague: Rolando Villazon On Don Giovanni
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Mozart In Prague: Rolando Villazon On Don Giovanni

SBS  |  July 27, 2016
Star tenor Rolando Villazon goes on the trail of the story behind what is, arguably, the greatest opera ever written, Don Giovanni by Mozart. Rolando returns to the theatre in ...

Star tenor Rolando Villazon goes on the trail of the story behind what is, arguably, the greatest opera ever written, Don Giovanni by Mozart. Rolando returns to the theatre in Prague where the premiere was performed and attempts to put together a recreation of the first night, where the composer, audience and cast unite for a unique historical event. Villazon talks about how his own love of opera was formed and examines how it was performed and received by audiences in the eighteenth century. The resulting film will provide a rich insight into every aspect of the performance, from the musicians and singers to the outfits worn by the audience and the price and business of selling tickets.

Play School Celebrity Covers
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Play School Celebrity Covers: Katie Noonan: I Can Sing A Rainbow

ABC2 Kids  |  July 12, 2016
Katie Noonan, one of Australia's most beloved vocalists, takes to the piano for 'I Can Sing A Rainbow'.

Katie Noonan, one of Australia's most beloved vocalists, takes to the piano for 'I Can Sing A Rainbow'.

Classical Destinations
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Classical Destinations: London and Dublin - George Frederic Handel

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 24, 2015
Join Simon Callow and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for an exploration of Europe's most famous composers and the cities in which they lived. Simon takes us through Handel's ...

Join Simon Callow and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for an exploration of Europe's most famous composers and the cities in which they lived. Simon takes us through Handel's house in London where he wrote Messiah and other masterpieces before taking a side trip to Dublin to explore the premiere of Messiah in the Irish capital. Returning to London we hear of his charitable work with the Foundling Hospital before Simon closes in Westminster Abbey where the great man is buried. The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs Handel's Concerto Grosso.

In Search of Chopin
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In Search of Chopin

SBS  |  November 15, 2014
Director Phil Grabsky explores the life one of the world's most revered musicians, Fredric Chopin. The story is told through Chopin's music, letters and biographies. ...

Director Phil Grabsky explores the life one of the world's most revered musicians, Fredric Chopin. The story is told through Chopin's music, letters and biographies. Performances by world-leading performers and the views of internationally renowned musicologists embellish the profile, exposing nuances of the composer's life and works, never before revealed.

Celtic Woman: Emerald
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Celtic Woman: Emerald

SBS  |  June 20, 2016
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Experience the angelic voices and inspiring music of Celtic Woman in this extraordinary stage show, which celebrates the Emerald Isles' spellbinding musical and cultural ...

Experience the angelic voices and inspiring music of Celtic Woman in this extraordinary stage show, which celebrates the Emerald Isles' spellbinding musical and cultural heritage, combining traditional Irish anthems and pop standards.

ABBA In Concert
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ABBA In Concert

SBS  |  May 14, 2016
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ABBA In Concert was shot in 1979, mainly at London's Wembley Arena. The band play their biggest hits in front of a passionate crowd. Featured songs include: Waterloo, Take a ...

ABBA In Concert was shot in 1979, mainly at London's Wembley Arena. The band play their biggest hits in front of a passionate crowd. Featured songs include: Waterloo, Take a Chance on Me, Voulez-Vous, Chiquitita, I Have a Dream, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Knowing Me Knowing You, Summernight City, Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know, and Hole in Your Soul.

Play School Celebrity Covers
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Play School Celebrity Covers: Dami Im: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

ABC2 Kids  |  July 10, 2016
Australia's Eurovision queen Dami Im takes us 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' with a beautiful rendition.

Australia's Eurovision queen Dami Im takes us 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' with a beautiful rendition.

Play School Celebrity Covers
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Play School Celebrity Covers: Dan Sultan: Wheels on the Bus

ABC2 Kids  |  July 5, 2016
A series of pieces engaging Australian celebrities to perform various songs, nursery rhymes and stories to celebrate 50 years of Play School.

A series of pieces engaging Australian celebrities to perform various songs, nursery rhymes and stories to celebrate 50 years of Play School.

David Starkey's Music And Monarchy
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David Starkey's Music And Monarchy: Crown And Choir

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 10, 2014
In this new series, renowned historian Dr David Starkey reveals how the story of British music was shaped by its monarchy. While exploring what the monarchy has done for ...

In this new series, renowned historian Dr David Starkey reveals how the story of British music was shaped by its monarchy. While exploring what the monarchy has done for music, David Starkey also shows what music has done for the monarchy. In this first episode he begins with kings who were also composers - Henry V and Henry VIII - and the "golden age" of English music they presided over.

Piano Notes
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Piano Notes: Mozart - Sonata No. 9 in A Minor

SBS  |  October 26, 2013
Leading Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years.

Leading Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years.

Piano Notes
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Piano Notes: Chopin - Berceuse in D-Flat/Nocturne in D-Flat

SBS  |  September 7, 2013
Leading Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years.

Leading Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years.

Opera Stories
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Opera Stories: Arabella

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  August 17, 2013
Four internationally-renowned artists each present an operatic work, from Puccini and Strauss to Mozart and Bizet and recount their personal interpretation of the score. Each ...

Four internationally-renowned artists each present an operatic work, from Puccini and Strauss to Mozart and Bizet and recount their personal interpretation of the score. Each presenter shares a rare backstage pass into how an opera is produced.

Madeleine Peyroux
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Madeleine Peyroux

SBS  |  May 23, 2013
Celebrated jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist, Madeleine Peyroux reinterprets songs from Ray Charles' seminal album Modern Sounds in Country And Western Music, as well as ...

Celebrated jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist, Madeleine Peyroux reinterprets songs from Ray Charles' seminal album Modern Sounds in Country And Western Music, as well as other songs from legendary artists such as Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles and Warren Zevon.

Piano Notes
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Piano Notes: Joseph Haydn

SBS  |  June 8, 2013
Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years. Today, Ronald looks at Haydn's Sonata No. 62 In E-Flat ...

Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years. Today, Ronald looks at Haydn's Sonata No. 62 In E-Flat Major.

Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark
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Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark

SBS  |  July 19, 2014
At a time when black Americans were still suffering segregation and prejudice, Nat King Cole broke through the race barrier, becoming the only black television star in the US, ...

At a time when black Americans were still suffering segregation and prejudice, Nat King Cole broke through the race barrier, becoming the only black television star in the US, with a weekly primetime show acknowledging his unique natural talent. Through extensive archives and his private journals, together with exclusive interviews with his widow, Maria Cole, and other family members, the true story is told of the man whose charm and genius for performance made him a role model and a pinnacle of American cultural society.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Def Leppard - Hysteria

Season 4  |  Episode 1  |  STUDIO  |  June 28, 2014
This episode chronicles the making of Def Leppard's album Hysteria, which was four years in the making and produced an amazing seven hit singles and sold in excess of 20 ...

This episode chronicles the making of Def Leppard's album Hysteria, which was four years in the making and produced an amazing seven hit singles and sold in excess of 20 million copies.

Ice Music: The Sound Of The North
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Ice Music: The Sound Of The North

SBS  |  January 25, 2014
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The world's only Ice Music Festival is held in Geilo, Norway. All the instruments are created from wild, lake ice, the only sort which can resonate and "sing", the stage and ...

The world's only Ice Music Festival is held in Geilo, Norway. All the instruments are created from wild, lake ice, the only sort which can resonate and "sing", the stage and auditorium are also sculpted from ice and snow. Through a combination of patience and technical prowess, instruments are created which make extraordinary, mystical sounds that reflect the natural landscape in which they were created.

Duncan Gifford: The Russian Experience
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Duncan Gifford: The Russian Experience

SBS  |  August 27, 2013
Australian-born Duncan Gifford left Australia to pursue his dream of studying under one of the great piano teachers, Lev Vlasenko, in Moscow. Now, on his return, he recounts ...

Australian-born Duncan Gifford left Australia to pursue his dream of studying under one of the great piano teachers, Lev Vlasenko, in Moscow. Now, on his return, he recounts his time in Moscow, and performs the challenging First Piano Concerto of Prokofiev with the SBS Youth Orchestra.

Piano Notes
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Piano Notes: Franz Schubert

SBS  |  July 13, 2013
Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines how Schubert brings the scherzo back to its Viennese roots.

Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines how Schubert brings the scherzo back to its Viennese roots.

Maurizio Pollini: A Musical Profile
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Maurizio Pollini: A Musical Profile

SBS  |  May 31, 2014
The latest major project of director Bruno Monsaingeon is a portrait of the brilliant, yet notoriously reclusive Italian pianist, Maurizio Pollini.

The latest major project of director Bruno Monsaingeon is a portrait of the brilliant, yet notoriously reclusive Italian pianist, Maurizio Pollini.

Elvis Costello
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Elvis Costello

SBS  |  November 16, 2013
Classification: General Classification: General
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One of the most intelligent writers and singers of his time, Elvis Costello's output has ranged from punk through to jazz and classical. Discover the man behind the mask in ...

One of the most intelligent writers and singers of his time, Elvis Costello's output has ranged from punk through to jazz and classical. Discover the man behind the mask in the first ever intimate profile of this legendary performer.

Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
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