In 1961, the young Hungarian composer György Ligeti did a pretty amazing thing: he wrote a piece called Atmospheres, in which almost nothing happens, extremely slowly. The European avant-garde was still obsessed with quantifying musical parameters, with crystallizing pitch, duration, timbre, and register into rigid regions, radiating with speed and hardness – and then Ligeti cast out this massive orchestral goo, the enemy of all geometries, devoid of contours and as slow and gaseous as a trip through Saturn. A paean to all mysterious and intangible, Atmospheres initialized both a brilliant swerve from the music of its time, and a kind of life-journey for Ligeti's own incipient voice: a musical vision on the verge of disintegration, inventively trying to put itself back together, to re-integrate.
Despite the Swedish label for which this disc was recorded, and despite the Swedish origins of the group's leader, the Dowland Consort is English. It has a lot of competition in the realm of instrumental music by John Dowland, but less so for the seven linked pieces that open the program, based on the material used in the famous lute song Seven Teares. (This disc was originally recorded in 1985.) These seven pieces (and the pair of sevens would have had deep significance for Dowland's audience) are unique in Renaissance instrumental music.
This is a wondrous disc. Yevgeny Sudbin has not been alone in championing the piano music of Nikolay Medtner: in recent times Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Osborne and Hamish Milne have all brought their special insights into a composer who can perhaps on occasion seem problematic and somehow remote. Sudbin, however, seems to have an exceptional affinity with Medtner’s language. He brings both his heart and his head into play when performing these pieces. His head tackles and illuminates textures and harmonies that might seem opaque and knotty on a first study of the scores; his heart is then harnessed to convey the extraordinary sensibility, passion and thoroughly individual cast of melody that courses through the music. As usual with Sudbin’s series of BIS discs, he also writes his own booklet-notes in a lucid way that testifies both to his enthusiasm and to his understanding.
A gangster named Vater hires Frank Gruner Murnau to buy some secret documents in Rome. Although Gruner daughter with him, Murnau kills the link in Rome and keeps the money. Your goal is to sell secret documents to the highest bidder, knowing the great risk run.
Dix ans déjà que Serge Gainsbourg nous a quitté (le 2 mars 1991). L'ouvrage Gainsbourg inédit présente une interview exclusive de Serge Gainsbourg, réalisé par Jean-Luc Leray (responsable Antenne FIP) et Patrick Chompré (producteur RFI), où Serge Gainsbourg raconte sa vie : ses origines, sa vie, sa culture, ses femmes, sa musique, l'alcool …
Gerade zur Karnevalszeit heißt es ständig - "Hoch die Tassen", "Einer geht noch", "Sei doch kein Spielverderber". Immer mehr Jugendliche aber haben Schwierigkeiten mit dem rechten Maß. Seit langem ist bekannt, dass unkontrollierter Konsum von Alkohol fatale Folgen für Gesundheit und Psyche von Jugendlichen hat. Doch trotz aller Aufklärung nimmt der Konsum immer weiter zu.
Die werdenden Eltern Edward und Bella stehen einer wachsenden Bedrohung entgegen, die ihr gemeinsames Kind immer deutlicher in Gefahr bringt. Der Werwolfspack und Vampirzirkel sehen ihrerseits das heranwachsende Kind als Bedrohung ihrer existens an und scheuen keine Mittel um die Gefahr zu bannen.
"Three days to the River Seine," was the heroic target of retaliation by the GDR´s army. Strong arms, the best possible engine and the highest education with Prussian drill were the basis of the armored troops. In this documentation they demonstrate the interaction between all categories in a powerful way. In 108 minutes of previously unreleased NVA original films is documented how enormous combat power, modern technology and its versatile use and application possibilities guaranteed the constant combat readiness. A look back in time at the history of the tanks even before the First World War supplements this exciting documentary on the NVA tanks.