"Music does not express the passions, love or longings of this or that individual in this or that situation; it IS passion, love and longing."
Great Conductors of the Third Reich: Art in the Service of
(Format : VHS)
This is a sobering, thought-provoking investigation into the
various degrees of compromise or collaboration between some
of the century's greatest musical interpreters and the
malevolent forces of Hitler's Germany. The various stories
here embody some of the ultimate paradoxes of our century.
The Richard Wagner Archive
The Richard Wagner Archive is distinct from most musical sites in that
the emphasis is upon written content. Even more distinctive is the
quality of the writing. The underlying aim is to locate Wagner within a
cultural and historical context. In other words, Wagner is given the
kind of serious consideration that the great man himself demanded and
merited. Thankfully, the Archive is not as overwhelming as a Wagnerian
opera or as daunting as the approach might imply. The depth of the site
is mitigated by ease of navigation and management. The writing is as
intelligible as it is informative. Various pictures and links to sound
files complement the written content. You'll emerge from the Archive
with a greater understanding and appreciation--both of the man and the
Wagner: The Complete Epic
(Format : VHS)
A film biography of one of the greatest composers in the world. The complete, unedited, nine hour version. This was Richard Burton's last and greatest role.