The difficulty of playing an instrument while marching is demonstrated by a marching band playing at the Royal Queensland Show.
This series, presented by composer Howard Goodall, shows that great pieces of music are not freak accidents of genius but the direct products of their time, place, culture and politics. 1791 saw the completion of Mozart's last opera The Magic Flute and his great Requiem. It was also the year of his death.
This stunning visualisation of Gustav Holst's The Planets breathes new life into a 20th century classic. It creates visual worlds to complement and explore Holst's masterpiece.
Three ambitious and moving dance performances - Chroma, Limen, and Infra - created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism combine to create a fascinating hybrid between classical and modern dance.
Kylie Minogue met Michael Hutchence at a bash after the Countdown Awards in 1987. By the time their two-year affair ended, it had transformed a singing budgie into a femme fatale, and set Kylie's course towards pop divadom.
After a major renovation lasting more than seven years, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow finally re-opened towards the end of last year with an extravaganza of ballet and opera in an all-Russian program, featuring a cast of thousands. Natalie Dessay, Angela Gheorghiu and Svetlana Zakharova are just a few of the star names performing in front of lavish stage sets to celebrate the best of Russian music and dance.
The History Channel presents Series 2 of its highly acclaimed series Australian Icon Towns, hosted by Scott McGregor. In each episode, Scott and his team set out to discover the history behind Australia's most quintessential towns. A fun and entertaining series for everyone who's ever wanted to explore the real Australia. Experience some of the many stories which characterise and have become part of Australian history.
Anthems: Volume 1 showcases the talents of Christine Anu, Last Kinection, Shane Howard and Emma Donovan and gives insight into the messages behind their songs.
A celebration of three timeless ballets - Firebird, Petrouchka, and Les Sylphides - performed by The Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House. Hosted by Jennifer Byrne and Chris Taylor, Firebird and other legends features choreographer, Graeme Murphy's brand-new interpretation of Firebird, plus two of Mikhail Fokine's best-known works, the sublime Les Sylphides and the vibrant ballet classic Petrouchka.
Three ambitious and moving dance performances created by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. Fluid movements and athleticism combine to create a fascinating hybrid between classical and modern dance.
Jean Christophe Maillot's creation for the Ballets de Monte Carlo is a highly charged and erotic interpretation of Ravel's ballet, discarding the traditional pointes and adopting a loose and sensuous choreography which goes well beyond the classical repertoire.
Mike Hammond presents this exclusive series on the history of Australian radio and talks about the golden years when big productions and a galaxy of stars dominated the airwaves.
We follow Antony in the rehearsal room at Sydney Dance Company while he choreographs the dance production Crazy Times. We watch composer Julian at work on the piano creating music for the show.
Thirteen-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil's music.
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Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.