Pianomania

Juggling the demands of the pianist, the piano, and the piece to find the perfect match requires boundless enthusiasm, but also endless patience and nerves of steel. Factory sealed DVD. No detail is too small or too inconsequential for Knupfe, not even the tiniest speck of dust on a piano string. As steinway & sons' chief technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Stefan Knupfe is dedicated to the unusual task of pairing world-class instruments with world-famous pianists.

Pianomania is a humorous and surprisingly suspenseful peek into the heated clash of wills between a genius craftsman and the renowned pianists who rely on his talent - including Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimand - as they search together for that elusive perfect tone.

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Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037

The most thoroughly handcrafted instruments in the world, Steinway pianos are as unique and full of personality as the world-class musicians who play them. In the end, this is an ode to the most unexpected of unsung heroes. Factory sealed DVD. However, in this age of mass production, their makers are a dying breed: skilled cabinet-makers, gifted tuners, thorough hand-crafters.

Note by note follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037, from forest floor to concert hall. Filmed in key steinway locations the factory, steinway s reserved Bank, and the rooms of private auditions Note by Note is a loving celebration not just of craftsmanship, but of a dying breed of person who is deeply connected to working by hand.

Each piano s journey is complex, 450 craftsmen, 000 parts, spanning 12 months, 12, and countless hours of fine-tuned labor. It reminds us how extraordinary the dialogue can be between an artist and an instrument crafted out of human hands but borne of the materials of nature. Featuring famed pianists such as Harry Connick, Jr.

Note by note follows the year-long, and Lang Lang, hand-crafted creation of a Steinway concert grand piano from forest floor to concert hall.


Amazing Grace

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They Came to Play

Overflowing with the talent and enthusiasm of the competitors and with the sound of their spectacular music, THEY CAME TO PLAY reminds us all of the passion that burns within us. Dvd features: extended Performances Factory sealed DVD. Multi-award winning they came to play focuses on the international Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation, which gathers together 75 of the world s best amateur pianists for one week of intense competition and camaraderie.

Candid interviews offer a glimpse into the lives of the competitors, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. And sometimes, we are fortunate enough to be reunited. Sometimes, life comes between us and our dreams. All have struggled to balance their music and their ordinary lives some overcoming extraordinary challenges and now, all hope to make years of dedication pay off in the performance of a lifetime.

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Seymour: An Introduction

Both a "poignant guide to life" indiewire and an engaging exploration on the dedication, perseverance, and fortitude essential to creating both art and a rewarding life, SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION will leave you uplifted and inspired. Special features:seymour Bernstein in Concert, Trailer Factory sealed DVD.

. Shrink-wrapped. In this wonderfully warm, seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, creativity, Ethan Hawke, as well as insightful reflections on art, and intimate tribute from his friend, witty, and the search for fulfillment. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.

Meet seymour bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music.


First Man Blu-ray

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Owning the digital version of the movie extends your enjoyment because it enables you to download or stream your movie to a computer, internet-connected TV, mobile device, Blu-ray player, or set-top box. Shrink-wrapped. Oscar-winning director damien chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.

Your digital copy redemption code is printed on an insert inside your Blu-ray/DVD package. A digital copy is a digital version of the full-length movie that you get when you own specially-marked Blu-ray/DVD discs bearing the “Digital” logo.


Art of Piano

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From ignaz jan paderewski in 1936 to claudio arrau in 1970, The Art of Piano features some of the most fascinating material, historically and musically, from the world's film and television archives. Subtitles: english, French, Spanish, Japanese. Sound: dolby 2. 0 Isbn: 978-0-7697-9112-8. Color/black & White.

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Orchestra of Exiles

Factory sealed DVD. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Shrink-wrapped. Color/black & White. Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Featuring commentary by musical greats including itzhak Perlman, Orchestra of Exiles is a timeless tale of a brilliant young man coming of age, Zubin Mehta and Joshua Bell, and the suspenseful chronicle of how his efforts impacted cultural history.

Running time: 107 minutes. In the early 1930's Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. With courage, resourcefulness and an entourage of allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved nearly 1000 Jews - and guaranteed the survival of Europe s musical heritage. Subtitles: english, Spanish, French, Japanese.

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Exhibition on Screen: Renoir

Factory sealed DVD. Subtitles: english, French, Spanish, Japanese. Sound: dolby 2. 0 This stunning film based on the remarkable Renoir collection at Philadelphias Barnes Foundation explores the artists new approach. Running time: 107 minutes. Color/black & White. This film is a new biography of an artistic giant - Renoir - but also uncovers an untold story that identifies him as a significant link between the art worlds old order and the new.

Isbn: 978-0-7697-9112-8. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Two 20th century titans picasso and Matisse are intriguingly among the many artists who were clearly influenced by Renoirs later direction. Factory sealed DVD. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. These later works still provoke extreme reactions - some people are repulsed by them and others seduced.

Pierre auguste renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris which rank among the worlds favourites.


Independent Lens: Between the Folds

Color/black & White. Factory sealed DVD. Subtitles: english, French, Spanish, Japanese. Sound: dolby 2. 0 Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Running time: 107 minutes. Between the folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandoned careers to forge unconventional lives as modern day paperfolders.

Factory sealed DVD. Isbn: 978-0-7697-9112-8. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, form and function, fusing science and sculpture, ancient and new. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.