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Magic Moments of Music

Author: sounding images

Argerich, Netrebko, Karajan, Caballé: Four new episodes of the extensive documentary series available at the end of 2020!

  • Rosenkavalier_Karajan_2 | Copyright: © Sony

    Rosenkavalier_Karajan_2 © Sony

This year the series features two Salzburg specials – the stunning La Traviata with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón from 2005. And the first performance of the Rosenkavalier in the Great Festival Hall, conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1960.

Martha Argerich transforms from a young pianist into a star at the 1965 Chopin Competition in Warsaw. And Montserrat Caballé turns her “Norma” 1974 in the Roman amphitheater in Orange into celebrated musical milestone – despite wind and weather. For this film, her brother Carlos Caballé gives the first interview after her death.

New episodes of Magic Moments of Music with Anna Netrebko, Zubin Mehta, Gidon Kremer, Daniel Barenboim, Gabriela Montero, Sonya Yoncheva, Rolando Villazón and many other artists.

Milestone events in music are those rare occasions when suddenly everything gels: great artistry, unique circumstances, and the magic that outlives the moment. This series is dedicated to stellar musical events that gripped the whole world and thanks to film and television have remained unforgettable until today.

All episodes distributed by C Major Entertainment:

Karajan’s Rosenkavalier 1960 in Salzburg
Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón sing La Traviata 2005
A Star is Born: Martha Argerich in Warsaw 1965
Montserrat Caballé sings Norma 1974
Berlin Wall Concert with Daniel Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker
Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow
Anne-Sophie Mutter and Herbert von Karajan – The Beethoven Concert
Maria Callas & Tosca

Duration 43
Production year 2020
Coproduction Company ZDF/ARTE
Coproducer Christopher Janssen
Director Claus Wischmann, Eric Schulz, Anaïs Spiro, Holger Preuße, Philipp Quiring
Producer Holger Preuße, Claus Wischmann
Distribution TV C Major Entertainment

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