Does anyone know the quality of this documentary?
Also: this other documentary
dedicated to Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Puccini, as it has to do with
The director is another but rather are using the shell material from the
BBC series of three documentaries detached 1997?
Great Composers - Tchaikovsky [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Great Composers: Film &
I am not familiar with the first item but as for the other two....the
second item consists of a dvd comprising Tchaikovsky, Mahler and
Puccini....this series consists of one hour programs on each of those
composers....I have the first two and I think they are a good intro to the
lives of those composers....put out by BBC they were shown in 1999 on Public
Television here in the states....at least they are not the sensationalized
versions sometimes seen on Hollywood productions of great composers....
The third item consists of the above in separate formats plus one hour
dvds on the lives of four other great composers....they all aired on Public
Television in 1999...I remember seeing them at that time....as I remember
them they were fine but I think they could have added another hour...to
expand further on the composers' life and work.
Click on Amazon on the above if interested in purchasing them...they are
all available if you scroll down...a search might also show up the one with
the three composers on one dvd....
As I mentioned they do a fine job if you are satisfied with a one hour
review of the composer and his work...they exemplify the fine work done on
Especially notable, they take you to the various places the composers
lived and worked...fine documentaries...speaking of renditions of the lives
on composers there was an especially fine mini series on the Life of Verdi
coming from the BBC many years ago. This was a fine model for others to
pursue but it was not taken up for other composers...an in depth
study....other than one done on Wagner that was over the top....
Dear Al Gasparo!
thanks for your meticulous, careful directions! I knew the BBC
documentary on Tchaikovsky (Youtube) and I felt really good. At least
in the UK and U.S. television transmits these movies ...
But (unsurprisingly!) These seven documentaries of 1997 (Great Composers)
were co-produced by the BBC and RAI Thematic Channels (Italian TV).