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.
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.
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.
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.
In a thrilling new production from Sydney Harbour, Carmen tells the story of the naive soldier Don Jose who abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts the army when he falls under the alluring gypsy's spell.
Recorded in London, this concert captures all the magic of the group's amazing live show - the emotion, the humour and the wonder of these three incredible voices. Featuring covers of opera, musical and popular classics, including two Christmas songs.
We explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and others, we discover that vibration is responsible for everything we hear.
This Opera Australia (OA) co-production with Opera de Montreal sees two of its most distinctive voices performing the famous duet. Emma Matthews brings her crystalline coloratura to the role of Lakme, while Dominica Matthews is the darker-voiced Mallika.
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.
Aspiring musicians get 'in tune' with real life music stars in a one-on-one interview and jam session. From Sheppard to Samantha Jade, these famous musos are full of advice for the next generation of talent.
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.
Long before Nigel Kennedy and Lang Lang, Jascha Heifetz was the original classical superstar. Supremely talented, his violin playing has arguably never been surpassed. Peter Rosen's film charts his extraordinary story of successes which span virtually the entire 20th century.
Set against the stunning scenery of Margam Park, Swansea, Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins performs a selection of popular songs as well as Welsh traditional tunes to an audience of thousands. Her guests include tenor Juan Diego Florez and singer Paul Potts.
Using Tchaikovsky's sometimes intimate correspondence with patroness Nadezhda von Meck, this program takes us on a musical journey of Italy through the eyes and ears of this great but deeply troubled composer.
From Kaliste in the Czech Republic, the music world celebrates one of the greatest composers ever, Gustav Mahler. On the occasion of his 150th birthday, the renowned Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Austrian maestro Manfred Honeck, commemorates the composer with an outdoor concert.
Is it possible for professional musicians to make beautiful sounds out of garbage? This program aims to find out. For the first time ever, an entire orchestra of 44 instruments will be built from just scrap.
Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years. Sonata in A Major KV 331 is one of Mozart's most popular compositions, showing the Turkish influence in Vienna.
The sweep and flow of the music propels Tosca's riveting drama of love, jealousy and sacrifice with astonishing vigour and force. And who better to direct an intimate actor's piece but distinguished actor/director John Bell.
Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the world's favourite operas. This production blends exquisite costumes with some of the most moving music ever written with celebrated Japanese soprano Hiromi Omura in the title role.
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