Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito was originally commissioned to celebrate the coronation of the Emperor Leopold II as King of Bohemia in 1791. This rarely-seen masterpiece was Mozart's last opera. Nicholas Hytner's elegant staging for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera sheds new light on the compelling story of passion that overrides loyalty and integrity that is tested to the extreme.
Inspired by the German folktale, Wilhelm, a file clerk, falls in love with a huntsman's daughter. In order to marry, Wilhelm must prove his worth as a hunter and gain her father's approval. Naive and desperate, he makes a deal with a devil named Pegleg.
Recorded at Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, November 4, 1972. A DVD has been issued of the concert by "Standing Ovation" - "Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond & The Dave Brubeck Trio. Live In Berlin 1972". It does not include the non Brubeck tracks. Tracks 5-11 on CD 2, are from a rare live performance by Mulligan and Desmond playing together along with Jaki Byard, in New Orleans in 1969.
A longform video that showcases the British pop group ABC, using songs from their album "The Lexicon of Love" to tell a spy-caper story of how the unsuspecting lead singer, Martin Fry, is duped into fronting the band because of his striking resemblance to another man associated with espionage. Will he stumble onto the deception before it is too late for him?
A documentary covering the R&B (rhythm and blues) field from the 1940s to the early 1950s. Included is footage of performances by major R&B singers of the time, and interviews with singers, producers and others involved in the field.
A day in the life of migrant worker's son
Musical film. A young couple is getting married. While going to the bride's house, the husband and his family go through several cities, which are getting ready for the folklore concert of Gjirokastër.
Jaded night club owner stages the comeback of an ex-teen idol for revenge.
To escape his female fans, Carlos Cortez makes for the Riviera. Along the way, he picks up a hitchhiker named Annabel who invites him to go camping with her friends. Living under his real name, the incognito star wins new friends. But a theft complicates things. Fortunately, Annabel is still around and Jacques can do no better than to marry her.
Linda Ronstadt recorded live on 8/24/80 at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA during her "Mad Love Live" tour. Broadcast on HBO.
Originally part of HBO's "In Concert" series. Manilow performs: ACT 1 1. Here We Go Again 2. New York City Rhythm 3. Daybreak 4. Even Now 5. Jump Shout Boogie Medley a. Jump Shout Boogie b. Avenue C c. Jumpin’ At The Woodside d. Cloudburst e. Bandstand Boogie 6. Ready To Take A Chance Again 7. Weekend In New England 8. Looks Like We Made It ACT 2 9. Beautiful Music (Part I) 10. I Was A Fool (To Let You Go) 11. All The Time 12. Copacabana (At The Copa) 13. Beautiful Music (Part II) 14. Hits Medley a. Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again b. This One’s For You c. Could It Be Magic / Mandy 15. It’s A Miracle 16. Can’t Smile Without You 17. I Write The Songs 18. Beautiful Music (Part III)
The idea for this part of the story started on a day when there was really heavy rain hitting the roof window at my old flat. I got out my binaural mics and put my head right up by the window with the big raindrops hitting all around. They made nice individual percussive noises, with great spatial positioning, so I decided to use them to seed a piece of music.