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BRIAN BROWN TRIO LIVE AT THE UPSTAIRS

A piano jazz legend

Brian Brown is a living legend of canadian jazz. He reached international recognition in the early 60’s alongside Errol Garner, Bill Evans and Marian McPartland.

A disciple of Oscar Peterson, he was also influenced by Bill Evans, Art Tatum and Ray Charles. He created his own style by combining blues and swing.

This private concert at Montreal’s renowned Upstairs club features classics played with impeccable swing by Brown, bassist Michael Donato and drummer Al bourgeois.

62mn
  • Format one-off
  • Available versions Non verbal
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MIYABORI

Carving Divinity
Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines. It’s an obscure and underrated form of art which has been offered a new life thanks to long trained and skillful masters. Elizabeth Tinsley, a specialist in Buddhist culture and former fellow at...
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52mn4K

ARTEMIS QUARTET AT THE KONZERTHAUS

Looks and talent
Created in 1989, the resolutely modern image of the Artemis Quartet has made these good-looking musicians real stars of the classical world. Over the years, the quartet has concentrated on playing both the romantic repertoire and contemporary music with great subtlety and acute...
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98mnHD

ASIA EXPOSED

The camera never lies
This series follows established photographers who are challenged to take on unusual and sometimes heart-wrenching topics, embarking on an eye-opening quests to capture such magical moments. Nothing is off limits: plastic surgery, drug addiction, "third sex", teenage smoking,...
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16x23mnHD

CAROLYN CARLSON, CHOREOGRAPHER

A passion for dance
After Helsinki and Stockholm the great American choreographer Carolyn Carlson chose to live and work in Northern France. There she manages the National Dance Studio of Roubaix while pursuing her creative body of work celebrated all over the world. This movie is a very personal and...
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52mnHD

CHHAU NACH, ON THE ROAD TO JHARKHAND

The modernizing of a tradition art
An Italian choreographer travels to tribal areas in India, home of an exhausting male dance using enormous masks. Like India, this spectacular art form is in mutation, opening to foreigners and female performers. CHHAU NACH is a colourful Indian journey and a reflexion on how traditional...
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52mnHD

DISHEARTENED HEROES

The music of frustration
The Prague Philharmonia bring us an extremely original concert. By their juxtaposition alone, the works by Malher, Martinů and Wranitzky weave a tale of regret. Every listener can identify with the frustration of its protagonists. The Mahler lieder portrays a disillusioned German romantic...
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84mnHD

DRIVE-IN STORIES

The return of the outdoor movie screen
The drive-in was the ultimate symbol of a carefree and newly motorized American youth in the 60’s and 70’s. Even though the changing culture made them disappear decades ago, they have been enjoying a recent revival thanks to many enthusiasts. With screens springing up all...
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52mnHD

ELEGIES, HEARTBREAKS AND THE NIGHT OF THE SOUL

The viola maestro
Winner of the Avery-Fischer Prize, twice nominated at the Grammy Awards in the “Best Performance with Orchestra” category and already a faculty member at UCLA, Richard O’Neill remains the one and only viola player to have received an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard...
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48mnHD

FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new
From the jungles of Borneo and Papua, the cultural bylanes of Indonesia and Thailand, from the age-old Geisha tradition in Japan to bold experiments in Singapore, outstanding people are breaking new grounds and pushing the limits, just FOR ART’S SAKE.
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7x45mnHD

HOLLYWOOD'S 10 BEST - THE NEW SEASON

The new season
Year after year, Hollywood is unequal at making incredible movies, telling spellbinding stories and glorifying stars. This multi-billion dollar industry is a source of fascination in many countries. Everyone across the globe has an opinion of what the "Best" is, whether it is...
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26x24mnHD

HONG KONG PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE MUSIKVEREIN

Beethoven and Prokofiev
This concert was filmed at the Vienna Musikverein during the European tour of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the most spectacular symphony orchestra in Asia. The programme includes two magnificent and popular works: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5. The...
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103mnHD

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GEORGE CHINNERY

Painting China in the mid-19th century
George Chinnery was one of the first and most notable European artists to live in Southern China prior to the arrival of photography. His sketches, watercolours and oil paintings are held in private collections and museums worldwide. This film depicts the life and works of the English...
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52mnHD

IREZUMI, THE JAPANESE ART OF TATTOO

The body as a canvas
Because of its association with the obscure world of the yakusas – the Japanese mafias – the traditional art of tatoo, known as Irezumi, is a contreversial component of Japan’s cultural heritage. It is nevertheless a source of fascination and a striking illustration of...
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52mnHD

KIT ARMSTRONG: COMPOSERS OF THE GREAT WAR

A concert to commemorate 1914-1918
Surrounded by poppies in memory of the soldiers who fell in battle, Kit Armstrong and Ukrainian violinist Andrej Bielow revive the work of Great War composers. The programme consists of pieces produced between 1914 and 1918: Claude Debussy’s last sonata written on his deathbed;...
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60mnHD

MAESTRO NAGANO

Music everywhere
As head of the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, Kent Nagano has conducted many original projects that demonstrate his marked interest in the culture of his new home country. Above all, he wants to understand the people around him and bring them the music wherever they are: a concert at the...
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52mnHD

MARCO POLO

A creation mixing classical and Asian dance
On the stage of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, more than 40 artists perform the ballet MARCO POLO. In telling the story of the famous explorer who discovered the splendour and power of the Chinese Empire, it provides intriguing insights into the source of the fascination China holds for...
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52mnHD

MARIANNE TRUDEL : A RISING STAR

The private concert
Marianne Trudel, who has already released six albums, is a pianist, composer, improviser and arranger. Her music, inspired by french songs, brazilian rythm and contemporary jazz, bears testimony to her openess to the world. Energetic and passionate, she has a busy career as a performer...
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61mnHD

ON THE TIGHT ROPE

A gravity defying creation
Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee seeks a perfect balance in this gravity defying creation. ON THE TIGHTROPE is based on the life and achievements of Philippe Petit, the high-wire artist who, in 1994, walked the distance between the two towers of New York’s World Trade Center armed...
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54mnHD

ONLY IN BOLLYWOOD

It makes Hollywood look dull
Hollywood produces 500 films per year on average when Bollywood produces more than 1000. Its colourful industry is drawing Russian ballerinas, star look-alikes who become heroes of the masses, fans who go to ridiculous lengths for their idols, stuntmen who risk life and limb and scores of...
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8x26mnHD

RETURN TO SPIRIT

Chinese voices of extraordinary purity
In the 20th century, Daniel-Lesur was recognized as a genius of religious music by modernising the ageless sacred genre in his most popular creation: "Le Cantique des Cantiques". The French Renaissance was a golden age for choral music. Songs by Dufray and Bouzignac provided the...
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55mnHD

RUSHING DREAMS

A child prodigy
In 2012, thirteen-year-old Kerson Leong stunned the jury of the Yehudi Menuhin competition in Oslo to the point where they wondered if he should have even been competing in the under-sixteen category! Since then, the rising young canadian star has performed all over the world. The pianist...
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58mnHD

RYTHMS AND FANTASIES

The rising star of classical violin
At only 18, Stephen Waarts is the rising star of classical violin. Accompanied by Korea’s Chang-Yong Shin, winner of many prestigious awards, they present an ambitious programme. The energy of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata contrasts with the sweetness of Higdon’s Nocturne....
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60mnHD

SCHUMANN'S SPRING

Passionate romanticism
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra has invited Sir Roger Norrington, the British conductor famous for his recordings using 18th and 19th century instruments as well as the dazzling German virtuoso Arabella Steinbacher to perform Brahms violin concerto, a must from the classical repertoire....
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84mnHD

SEBASTIEN GINIAUX & DENIS CHANG LIVE AT MONTREAL

Gypsy jazz at its best
Sébastien Giniaux is one of the brightest stars of the new generation of the "gypsy jazz" school of guitarists inspired by Django Reinhardt. He has performed in over 45 countries with artists such as Stochelo Rosenberg, Biréli Lagrène, Taraf de...
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61mnHD

SONG OF THE UNTOUCHABLE: A VIOLINIST IN INDIA

A musical journey
Gregory Walker is a concert violinist who feels trapped in the classical music culture and being forced to perform the big hits of classical music season after season. He sets out on a personal journey, in search of renewed inspiration. He’ll find it Kerala, the picturesque state of...
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52mnHD

STYLEOGRAPHY

Charting celebrities’ evolving looks and fashion tastes
STYLEOGRAPHY is a fast-paced, pop series profiling the careers of Hollywood’s biggest stars through their evolving looks. From the sexy curves of Jennifer Lopez to the devastating charm of George Clooney, STYLEOGRAPHY is a light-hearted and very unique movie magazine which favors...
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13x26mnHD

THE EIGHT SEASONS

A dialogue between two masterpieces
Eight seasons: four from Vivaldi and four from Piazzolla. This concert takes us on a voyage spanning two centuries and two hemispheres. One of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons stands in sharp contrast to the urban, stilted atmosphere of...
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73mnHD

THE GREAT MASTERS OF PAINTING

The greatest art geniuses
These masters of painting have been piercing observers of their times, leaving their works for posterity. Often misunderstood, even harassed by the critics, they were trailblazers of new artistic movements which transformed art forever and still fascinate scholars today. This collection...
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15x52mnHD

THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

When entertainment becomes art
Animation is one of today’s most popular forms of entertainment which makes great use of ever evolving technologies. However its origin goes way back, in a long forgotten traditional art that a Japanese shadow master wants to bring to a new audience. His quest takes him to a remote...
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52mnHD

THE ROLE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Movies' turning points
From the moment audience fell in love with Julia Roberts to the first time comedian Robin Williams made us cry, THE ROLE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE relives famous Hollywood “turning points” - those movies, roles and moments that pushed an actor’s career into the stratosphere...
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78x26mnHD

THE VIOLINS OF HOPE

The violins of Holocaust victims return to life
In this no ordinary concert, the great violinists Shlomo Mintz and Cihat Askin appear with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, playing instruments that belonged to Holocaust victims. Often severely damaged, the violins were found in liberated death camps and deserted ghettos after the...
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88mnHD

THE VOICE OF ROMANTICISM

A magical moment...
This concert is one of those exceptional moment when everything comes together in a somptuous and thrilling synergy: the power and precision of Kent Nagano, the highly Mozartian subtlety of Swedish soprano Miah Persson and the virtuosity of one of the world’s finest orchestras, all...
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101mnHD

VALENTINA LISITSA

Virtuoso 2.0
The Internet introduced music lovers all over the world to Valentina Lisitsa’s talent. Some of the videos featuring the young Ukrainian pianist have achieved more than eight million views on YouTube. Today, the world’s greatest venues are vying for the artist who enthrals her...
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125mnHD

VINCENT BOUCHER IN RECITAL

Eternal fervour
Vincent Boucher is the new organ virtuoso. He has won an impressive and growing number of prizes and awards from Canada, his homecountry, and all over the world. He has played many truly outstanding organs such as those in Notre Dame de Paris along with others in Austria and the United...
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54mnHD

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?

Your favourite stars from the 80’s & 90’s are back
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO? tells viewers where their favorite TV and film stars of the 80's and 90's are today and how they got there. This series will revisit the facts before answering that intriguing question posed by the title. How well do you remember the past? Will you be...
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104x26mnHD

WHEN BEETHOVEN PLAYS WITH MOZART

A lasting fascination
Paths crossed. Patrons and clients were shared. A possible meeting in Vienna in the spring of 1787 took place. Music historians are consistently finding Beethoven in the wake of Mozart and vice versa. In this film, Kit Armstrong and Ukrainian violinist Andrej Bielow revive...
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13mnHD

WHEN FLUTE AND PIANO JOIN IN SONG

A daring recital
The world’s finest orchestras sought to recruit Adam Walker. Finally, the young flautist joined the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra where his magical flute has been working its spell. This Royal Academy of Music alumnus is also quite fluent in contemporary music with regular...
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61mnHD

CINEMA ACCORDING TO DALI

The other side of the surrealist genious.
Salvador Dalí is one of the most widely recognized and controversial artists of the 20th century. Little known is that he was also an avant-garde filmmaker (collaborating with such giants as Luis Buñuel, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock) though his fascination with film has...
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52mn

INSIDE HOLLYWOOD

Mysteries & scandals exposed
Spectacular success and unspeakable tragedy… Stories of love, loss, bad luck, betrayal and murder… Stories that fascinated us at the time, and continue to intrigue us as we search for reasons for inexplicable tragedies… These are stories from INSIDE HOLLYWOOD brought...
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28x52mn

PARAIBA MEU AMOR

The soul music of Northeast Brazil
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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52mn

PARAIBA MEU AMOR (LONG VERSION)

The soul music of Northeast Brazil
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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74mn