Return to medici.tv
Logo Rolex

Music, History, and Politics (19)

From Monteverdi to John Adams

According to the tradition, the classical theater and opera has to deal with noble subjects. It has related for a long time schemes at court and adventures of antique emperors. Racine's and Handel's works are often about historical characters: for example, in The Coronation of Poppaea (Monteverdi) or Giulio Cesare (Handel). Later, Mozart composed The Clemency of Titus on the occasion of Leopold II of Bavaria's coronation. In those cases, the action is based less on the political situation than on intimate and specific plots.

Read more
More info coming soon!
Handel's Giulio Cesare
Handel's Giulio Cesare

David McVicar (stage director), William Christi...

opera
More info coming soon!
Handel's Serse
Handel's Serse

Michael Hampe (stage director), Christophe Rous...

opera
More info coming soon!
Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito
Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito

Ursel Hermann (stage director), Sylvain Cambrel...

opera
More info coming soon!
Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina
Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina

Stein Winge (stage director), Michael Boder (mu...

opera
More info coming soon!
Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
More info coming soon!
Daniele Gatti: Verdissimo
Daniele Gatti: Verdissimo

Orchestre national de France, Chœur de Radio Fr...

concert
More info coming soon!
Wagner's Lohengrin
Wagner's Lohengrin

Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director), Kent Nagano...

opera
More info coming soon!
Ratmansky's Bolt, music by Shostakovich
Ratmansky's Bolt, music by Shostakovich

Corps de Ballet of the State Academic Bolshoi T...

ballet
More info coming soon!
A Journey of Dmitri Shostakovich
A Journey of Dmitri Shostakovich

The life of Shostakovich told through exception...

documentary
More info coming soon!
The Red Baton, Scenes from Musical Life in Soviet Russia
More info coming soon!
David Oistrakh, Artist of the People?
More info coming soon!
Classical Music and Cold War
Classical Music and Cold War

On the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the ...

documentary
More info coming soon!
Max Lorenz, Wagner's Mastersinger - Hitler's Siegfried
More info coming soon!
Furtwangler's love
Furtwangler's love

Wilhelm Furtwängler by Elisabeth Furtwängler

documentary
More info coming soon!
We Want The Light
We Want The Light

A film by Christopher Nupen

documentary
More info coming soon!
Adams's Doctor Atomic
Adams's Doctor Atomic

Peter Sellars (stage director), Lawrence Renes ...

opera
More info coming soon!
Louie's Mulroney, The Opera
Louie's Mulroney, The Opera

A comedy imagined by Dan Redican and Larry Wein...

opera
More info coming soon!
Knowledge is the Beginning
Knowledge is the Beginning

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orc...

documentary
More info coming soon!
El Sistema
El Sistema

Music to change life

documentary