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  • INTIMATE BEETHOVEN

    2020 will be Beethoven's year! Celebrations will be held throughout the world for the 250th anniversary of his birth. This is a great occasion to learn about the composer's life through his letters, his handwritten notes and th...

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      PIZZATO (Priscilla)

    • Producer(s):

      REDSTONE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    2020 will be Beethoven's year! Celebrations will be held throughout the world for the 250th anniversary of his birth. This is a great occasion to learn about the composer's life through his letters, his handwritten notes and the testimonies of great musicians and artists of our time. 

    Through writing and music, this film offers an intimate approach to Beethoven's life and work: discover the struggles of a man who never gave up.
    Beethoven's correspondence and diaries make for a unique material. It sheds a light on the composer to reveal a side of him that has never been seen before. His temperament, his struggles, what he admired, what he hated, how he lived his life... Most of these precious writings are rarely talked about.

  • MUSIC LIVE COLLECTION

    02 - LUCAS DEBARGUE

    In the closed world of highly rigorous classical pianists, strict and impressive, Lucas Debargue comes as a breath of fresh air.

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    In the closed world of highly rigorous classical pianists, strict and impressive, Lucas Debargue comes as a breath of fresh air.

    He only started playing the piano seriously in his twenties, and mainly performs classical pieces, but with a new touch of talent and out of the common techniques.  
     
     

  • PAVAROTTI, BIRTH OF A POP STAR

    On 6th September 2017, it has been a decade since the passing of the man who was probably the greatest and was incontestably the most popular of opera singers in history – the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. 

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      BOUYER (RENE-JEAN)

    • Producer(s):

      Ma Drogue à Moi, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    On 6th September 2017, it has been a decade since the passing of the man who was probably the greatest and was incontestably the most popular of opera singers in history – the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. 

    Although he is unanimously credited with having democratised opera, making it accessible to the greatest number, focus is rarely put on the strategy he devised and implemented in order to carry out his actions, nor what his actions reveal of the man and artist, and of the resulting metamorphosis from opera singer to pop artist.
    Through this angle, this film sets out to pay tribute to the man who summed up his credo, obsession and life’s work, in the following way: “They led the public to believe that classical music belonged to a restricted elite. I was the way to prove to the world that was wrong. 

  • MOZART SUPERSTAR

    There is no doubt about it: The first pop star in history was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! 626 works, over 200 hours of music, 12 000 biographies, 100 million copies of his complete works sold around the globe: 2 centuries after hi...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      GODEAU (MATHIAS)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, MORGANE GROUPE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2012

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET

    There is no doubt about it: The first pop star in history was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! 626 works, over 200 hours of music, 12 000 biographies, 100 million copies of his complete works sold around the globe: 2 centuries after his death, Mozart still leads all the charts.

    Hoisting him to the rank of first pop star in history is an easy step to take! A malicious portrait which blends interviews with specialists, extracts from his works, depictions of the composer (in film, advertising, etc.) and an analysis of his personality.

  • PROKOFIEV: THE UNFINISHED DIARY

    All that is certain about Serge Prokofiev is that he was a musical genius and one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      FEYGINBERG (YOSIF)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, UP FRONT ENTERTAINMENT INC., 13 PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2008

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    All that is certain about Serge Prokofiev is that he was a musical genius and one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century.

    With the discovery of his personal diaries, the mystery that was Prokofiev is about to be revealed.

    Prokofiev fled Russia shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution. He spent the next eighteen years trying to build a successful career in North America and Europe. Then, he made a decision which stunned the world: he returned to Russia in 1936, at the height of the Stalinist purges. Now more than fifty years after his death, this documentary reveals the largely untold story about the pivotal eighteen years (1918-1936) outside Russia, the years which sealed his fate. Through the intimate, revealing and often heartbreaking words of Prokofiev's diaries, the film investigates Prokofiev's life and art through his own words and the prism of some of his most extraordinary musical creations.

  • CLASSICAL MUSIC HITS

    From well-known works in the classical repertoire,...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Series (7 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      SALFATI (PIERRE-HENRY), PASTERNAK (IOSSIF), FOLLIN (MICHEL), BEZIAT (PHILIPPE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, 13 PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2011

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    From well-known works in the classical repertoire,...

    this collection sets out to reveal the history of a work, in the context of its composer's life, its musical composition, and the various performances of it.

  • TAIWAN, THE ISLAND OF 1000 VIOLINS

    Taiwan has been a cultural crossroads for centuries, having undergone in turn European and Japanese colonisation, then American influence. The island enjoys a singular and highly intimate love affair with classical music. 

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      KIDEL (MARK)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTLINE FILMS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Taiwan has been a cultural crossroads for centuries, having undergone in turn European and Japanese colonisation, then American influence. The island enjoys a singular and highly intimate love affair with classical music. 

    Leading conductors visiting the country, including Sir Simon Rattle, are amazed at the youth and the “hunger” of their audience during their concerts. It is a passion shared by millionaire Shi Wen-long, who was moved to tears as a child by Schumann’s “Dreaming”, which he first heard during a silent movie in the 1930s. In Tainan, in the south of the island, the elderly man has collected some 1,400 violins, comprising the largest collection in the world and including the most precious Stradivarius models. 

  • OPERA COMIQUE, AN ACADEMY IS BORN

    Tucked behind the Parisian Grands Boulevards is a place that imbues today’s budding talents with the spirit of the major 19th century composers and writers.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      LAINE (REMI)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, NORD OUEST DOCUMENTAIRES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Tucked behind the Parisian Grands Boulevards is a place that imbues today’s budding talents with the spirit of the major 19th century composers and writers.

    The Opéra comique is a theatre. It is also a genre – a blend of dialogue and song - and a repertoire, but, above all, it is the cradle of a lively performing art. The last resident troupe at the Opéra comique dated back to 1971 until recently, but this year, the institution has gone back to its roots and created an academy with 10 young opera singers, picked for their talent, their diversity and the way they complement each other. The first set of singers is already busy transforming the Opéra comique’s history, repertoire and culture into song.

  • VOICE FINAL OF THE 66TH GENEVA COMPETITION

    Created in 1939, the Geneva Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious international competitions on a par with those of Munich, Brussels and Prague. It showcases two disciplines every year. In 2010, the Japanese pia...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE, FONDATION DU CONCOURS DE GENEVE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2011

    • Language(s):

      French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Created in 1939, the Geneva Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious international competitions on a par with those of Munich, Brussels and Prague. It showcases two disciplines every year. In 2010, the Japanese pianist Mami Hagiwara won the first prize in the piano category. This year is the turn of the voice.

    A historic discipline in Geneva, the voice category has witnessed a large number of major artists, who have marked the post-war artistic scene: from Eva Stalder to José Van Dam, not forgetting Victoria De Los Angeles, Teresa Stich-Randall, Michelle Crider and Annette Dasch, Geneva is one of the most important stages in the singing world.

  • THE MESSIAH

    Everybody knows Handel's Oratorio, now here's a chance to discover William Klein's Messiah.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      KLEIN (WILLIAM)

    • Producer(s):

      KUIV PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1999

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Everybody knows Handel's Oratorio, now here's a chance to discover William Klein's Messiah.

    The oratorio is a veritable institution in the US and is sung by many a choir. Klein's camera seeks them out everywhere, in the most unlikely places - in Times Square, where the New York homosexual and multiracial choir meets, in Sugarland prison in Texas, where the prisoners sing: "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given", or in Las Vegas, lost among the gaming arcades.

    In doing so, we revisit the world - our world - at the close of this 20th century. Klein portrays a religion-bound society and explores multiple territories of faith, and its social relationships. It reminds the viewer of André Malraux's prediction that "the 21st century will be spiritual or will not be."

    From now on, it will be difficult to listen to the oratorio without seeing the greatness and decadence of our century.

  • GENEVA PIANO COMPETITION FINAL 2010

    Created in 1939, the Geneva Music Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious international competitions, on a par with Munich, Brussels and Prague.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE, FONDATION DU CONCOURS DE GENEVE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    Created in 1939, the Geneva Music Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious international competitions, on a par with Munich, Brussels and Prague.

    It gives pride of place to two disciplines per year - piano, singing and composition over alternating years, as well as one other disciple, chosen for each edition from a dozen classical instruments, which in 2010 was the oboe.

    Watch the 2010 piano final:
    Maria Masycheva plays Serge Prokofiev's Concerto n°3 in C Op. 26 2
    Mami Hagiwara plays Maurice Ravel's Concerto in G Major
    And Hyo Joo Lee plays Serge Rachmaninoff's Concerto n° 2, op.18 in C Minor.

  • THE SHADOWY MUSICIAN

    The aim of this documentary is to rediscover the organ and heighten public awareness of organ music. Two great organists, Michel Chapuis and Alessandro Valoriani, share their enthusiasm with us and their world of music.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ADR PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2005

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    The aim of this documentary is to rediscover the organ and heighten public awareness of organ music. Two great organists, Michel Chapuis and Alessandro Valoriani, share their enthusiasm with us and their world of music.

    Michel Chapuis tells us about the musical instrument itself, with its long history and diversity and explains how the organ works. He visits his organ builder friends and also some artisan restorers working in chapels in the Jura region. Organs are in fact as complicated as computers!
    Alessandro Valoriani introduces us to the liturgy and the great classics that were composed for the organ. The artist explains how the organ became a sacred instrument and why its music has acquired such a mystical dimension, constantly present in the life of the monks.
    The organ has in fact always been a popular musical instrument. It is often made out of materials found in the local area and so its construction varies according to its environment. In the same way that music is carried and uplifted by the architecture of the church, so the organ is sensitive to climate and seasonal changes. In order to obtain its ultimate potential, it draws on the surrounding environment to bring its music to life.

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