>> NEW << OPERA ClasseS 

BE | 2020 | 54' | HD | French (sub.), Dutch (sub.), English (sub.) | By Joël Franka | ADNStudio - Alizé Production - RTBF - Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie | Broadcaster: RTBF

 

Howard Moody, composer, librettist and conductor of Sindbad - A Journey Through Living Flames, and Thierry Thieu Niang, director, guide during six months 200 novice 10-13 year-old children from different social backgrounds, and two La Monnaie choirs, into the creation of this opera of the Royal Theater of La Monnaie (Brussels, Belgium). Children, as sea adventurers, practice singing and acting, exploring the terribly contemporary topics of peace, war, intercultural exchanges and life together.

>> NEW << paris opera, here we come! 

FR | 2019 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Gilles Vernet | LaClairière Production, ViàVosges, Opéra National de Paris | Foundation Engie | Broadcasters: ViàVosges, Public Sénat.

 

A class of 9-10 year-old pupils in a popular district of Paris is creating over two years an opera based on Greek mythology. Supported by the team of the Paris' Opera, they discover all the professions essential to the realization of such a project, practice artistic expression activities, write the drama, invent the choreography and rehearse the singing. By deconstructing the prejudices linked to the world of opera, too often considered inaccessible or just boring, these children revolutionize their relationship with the school world, surpassing their limits to reveal themselves to their teachers and families.

>> NEW << WOMEN COMPOSERS

DE | 2019 | 52'/95' | German (sub.), French (sub.), English (sub.), Spanish (sub.) | By Kyra Steckeweh & Tim van Beveren | TVBMEDIA PRODUCTIONS | Broadcaster: ERR.

 

'Why is the music of female composers so rarely performed? In France, Italy, Poland and Germany, the pianist Kyra Steckeweh follows the footsteps of great female composers. Which resistances did they have to fight in the 19th and early 20th century and how did they create such master pieces?

 

The 52' focuses on Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger, and Fanny Hensel.  

The 90' also includes Emilie Mayer's story.

>> NEW << L'ACCORDEONISTE. IN THE HARMONY OF TIME

IT | 2019 | 52'/83' | HD | Italian (sub.), French (sub.), Portuguese (sub.), English (sub.) | By Nicola Nannavecchia | Doc/Film | Broadcaster: RSI, RTVSLO

 

From Italy, France, Canada to Brazil, the history of accordion on the international music scene over the past 50 years is told through the portraits of the most famous accordionists, Paolo Gandolfi and Richard Galliano. Influenced by the best accordionists of that time, they now transmit their art to the younger generations.

THE PERFECT HARMONY

FR | 2015 | 57' | HD | French, English | By Didier Oustre | Les Films de la Découverte | Broadcaster: Lyon Capital TV - Classical TV

 

The extraordinary international violin soloist Gilles Apap distorts the codes of classical music performances to better enhance them. He confronts the value of musicality and emotions to the perfectionism and rigidity of concert representations with energy and humor. He conducts with intelligence and humanity the Nordic Chamber Orchestra musicians (playing the Beethoven Concerto For Violin, Opus 61) and teaches the bright Lausanne Conservatory children by making them find the perfect balance between feelings and technique.

EVERYTHING BUT OOM-PA-PA

DE | 2014 | 67’/58' | HD | German, English (sub.) | By Dagmar Jäger & Kerstin Polte | Sounding Images

 

66 women, of different ages and backgrounds, make up the
largest female orchestra in the world: das Frauenblasorchester Berlin. They share with us their passion for music with a contagious cheerful mood, and perform on the stage of the Berlin Philharmonic in front of an enthusiastic audience.

JEAN-CLAUDE CASADESUS, A TASTE FOR OTHERS

FR | 2014 | 52' | HD | French & English (sub.) | By Claude Couderc | Skopia Films | Broadcaster: France 2

 

The documentary depicts Jean-Claude Casadesus in his
intimacy: his political commitments, his unusual career, his rare human approach of conducting. To democratize classical music, the maestro regularly plays in prisons, high schools & hospitals.

DOUBLE BASS ROUND MEDITERRANEAN

FR | 2013 | 52’ | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Lucas Mouzas | Dynamo production Land Doc Production et l'Association La Contrebasse Voyageuse | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Thierry Petit, double bassist in the National Orchestra of Montpellier, decides to set sails around the Mediterranean sea to create a multicultural musical work with the help of one main French composer, local orchestras and children's choirs from six different countries: France, Spain, Tunisia, Greece, Lebanon, and Egypt. At each stop, they share their stories and culture further composing & writing lyrics for a part of the final music score.

INTERNATIONAL TOUR WITH THE CAPITOLE

FR | 2013 | 52' + 28' | HD | French | Axe Sud, Orchestra National of Capitol Toulouse), TLT | Broadcaster: Télé Toulouse

 

Two backstage documentaries on the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (conducted by Tugan Sokhiev) with Bertrand Chamayou, Toulousian piano young prodigy, awarded four times at the Victoires de la Musique, during their tour in South America (Brazil, Argentina etc.) and Japan (in five cities).

1. "South America with the Capitol"

By Franck Chaudemanche 52’: Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy and Mussorgsky Khovanshchina
2. "Movements of Orchestra: the Toulousian Capitole in Japan"
By Valérie Urréa 28’ with Miss Akiko Suwanai, exceptional Japanese violinist: the Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, Fantasticsymphony by Hector Berlioz.

RENAUD GARCIA FONS, BEYOND THE DOUBLE BASS

FR | 2013 | 58’/80’ | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Nicolas Dattilesi | KOALA Prod

 

Renaud Garcia Fons is one of the greatest double bass virtuosos, mixing influences from classical music to flamenco, jazz & Middle Eastern flavors. Combining the highest level of dexterity with freedom & creativity, he is a genius revolutionizing how double bass is conceived, played and perceived.

A 60' concert is also available.

SERIES: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF (3x26')

DE | 2012 | 3x26’ | HD | German, English (sub.) | By Claus Wischmann, Holger Preusse, Friederike Schlumbom | Sounding Images GmbH | Broadcasters: WDR/ARTE

 

This series portrays 3 young emerging talents, who are at the turning point of becoming stars. We follow them for a day through rehearsals and concerts in Barcelona, Zurich, New York and Berlin.

 

PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA VIOLIN
Native of Moldavia, she is one of the most famous violinists in the world,
appearing in many prestigious orchestras.
JOHANNES MOSER CELLIST
Building his reputation on a variety of repertoire, he performed with many
of the world's leading orchestras.
FRANCESCO TRISTANO PIANO & ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Graduated of Juilliard school, he is a specialist in Baroque and
contemporary music and member of the Aufgang electronic music group.

THE ADVENTURERS OF THE LOST MASS

FR | 2011 | 52’ | HD | French & English (sub.) | By Laurent Portes | STEP BY STEP, CFRT, MEZZO | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Hervé Niquet conducts the never-performed since baroque

times 40-voices Mass by Alessandro Striggio. This monumental Mass, up to 60-voices for the finale, was lost and forgotten. Its harmonic sophistication remains unsurpassed. How could Alessandro Striggio achieve such a prowess? The rehearsals, interviews with the jubilant Hervé Niquet and musicologists, the recalls of musical composition techniques of the Renaissance
are as exceptional as the piece itself. A 75’ version of the concert by Olivier Simonnet is also available.

Conductor : Hervé Niquet

Orchestra: Le Concert Spirituel

Location: Cité de l’architecture,

Palais de Chaillot

STRADIVARI’S HEIRS

DE/CH/IT/NL | 2011 | 52’ | HD | German & English (voice-over) | By Corinna Engelhardt | Leonardo Film | Broadcaster: Deutsche Welle

 

Scientists, luthiers and musicians lead an international experimentation to recreate the sound of the famous Stradivari
violin. Its perfection is believed to be linked to the density of the wood. They try to find it back using a special fongi. Will they succeed? Will they get to the bottom of it?