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Palmer, Tony 1941-

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Most widely held works about Tony Palmer
Most widely held works by Tony Palmer
All you need is love : the story of popular music by Tony Palmer( Book )

40 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner by Tony Palmer( Visual )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical drama of composer Richard Wagner
A time there was-- : a profile of Benjamin Britten by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Britten was one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. He produced opera, symphonies, concerti, a War Requiem and children's pieces, all tuneful with an acutely modern flavor. This film is both a celebration of Benjamin Britten's life and work, and a first hand account of his inspired and inspiring relationship with Sir Peter Pears
Julian Bream, a life on the road by Tony Palmer( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrière van de Britse guitarist en luitspeler (geb. 1933)
Parsifal : the search for the Grail by Richard Wagner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary about Wagner's Parsifal explores the history of the grail tradition and how it has been represented in various works, and details the background in which Wagner wrote his final opera
André Previn : the kindness of strangers by André Previn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Palmer's 90 min. documentary, filmed around the world, follows Previn's exciting life from Berlin refugee to multi-Oscar-winning film score composer, renowned jazz pianist and chief conductor of both the London Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras
Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini beautifully re-images Euripides' ancient Greek Tragedy with Maria Callas in the title role. In this haunting tale, Medea sacrifices everything to win the heart of Jason, captain of the Argonauts, but when he spurns her love, Medea exacts a scorching revenge that destroys everyone in its path -- back cover
Tony Palmer's film about Stravinsky : Once at a border--( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and works of the important and influential 20th century composer Igor Stravinsky. Presents commentary from Stravinsky's three surviving children, as well as musical associates and friends. Includes performances of some of Stravinsky's important works, as well as documents, photographs, and archival film
Menuhin : a family portrait by Tony Palmer( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria by Tony Palmer( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life and career of Maria Callas. Includes footage of her performances and interviews with family, friends, and professional associates
Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Renee Fleming by Renée Fleming( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a production by Isolde Films in co-operation with Decca and is directed by Tony Palmer who has been responsible for many respected classical films. The film includes costumed excerpts of roles including Rusalka, Manon, The Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), etc. Bonus vignettes include: La Diva Reně ; vocal Beginnings ; from Classics to Jazz ; Dressing and dreaming ; rehearsal and recital ; Strauss and the Soprano
All you need is love( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Popular music is now an essential part of our daily lives. Yet we know comparatively little about it -- where it come from. How it developed, how it has influenced or been influenced by social change. Today, the popular music industry controls billions of dollars; it has a greater revenue than the combined efforts of cinema, theatre, sport and all the other entertainment industries talents of a group of remarkable individuals. The story of popular music, therefore, is a story of the struggle by these individuals to survive the demands of an avaricious, thieving and capricious industry"--Container
Aspects of Stravinsky : once, at a border( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews with the composer, friends, family and musical contemporaries, and footage of Stravinsky and others performing his music
Charles II : portrait of an age by Tony Palmer( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All my loving : a film of pop music( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking documentary on music and its effect on pop culture in the late '60s, with previously unseen footage from the Beatles, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Pink Floyd, and many more
Margot by Margot Fonteyn( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film about the life of dancer Margot Fonteyn. Contains archival footage including performances with Rudolf Nureyev and others. Meets with those who danced with her and knew her. Ballets featured include: Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, The sleeping beauty, Marguerite and Armand, and the Nutcracker
"O Thou Transcendent" : the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palmer's intention is "to explode for ever the image of a cuddly old Uncle, endlessly recycling English folk songs, and to awaken the audience to a central figure in our musical heritage ..., who deserves his place among the greatest of British composers, the equal of Benjamin Britten and Elgar"--Program notes
Frank Zappa's 200 motels by Frank Zappa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychedelic precursor to music videos, in which The Mothers of Invention, a touring musical group, wreak havoc in Centerville, a stereotypical American town. The first color movie made on videotape and then transferred to film, it includes many visual effects
The Salzburg Festival by Nikolaus Harnoncourt( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Salzburg Festival has hosted every great star of the opera and concert hall, from Toscanini to Anne-Sophie Mutter, from Fischer-Dieskau to Barenboim, from Pollini to Mitsuko Uchida. In this film, the first to tell the story of this remarkable Festival, set in the birthplace of Mozart, director Tony Palmer has been granted unprecedented access to Austria's film archives. Highlights include performances of Jedermann from 1920 to the present day featuring actors such as Maximilian Schell adnd Klaus Maria Brandauer; Don Giovanni (with Furtwängler in 1954 and a controversial performance directed by Peter Sellars in the 90s); a wealth of footage of Herbert von Karajan, including performances and never-before-seen home movies; and film of the Nazi hierarchy at the Festival during the Second World War. Alongside this historical footage, the film interviews contemporary stars including Plácido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Lang Lang, James Levine, Anna Netrebko, Riccardo Muti and Simon Rattle, who tell their stories and open their hearts about this unique Festival"--Container
John Osborne and the gift of friendship by Tony Palmer( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program reconstructs Osborne's life and artistic journey using rarely seen archival films and first hand accounts from the author's inner circle"--Container
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Palmer, Anthony 1941-

Palmer, Toni 1941-

Tony Palmer anglický filmový režisér a spisovatel

Tony Palmer britischer Regisseur und Produzent

Tony Palmer Brits filmregisseur

Тони Палмер

توني بالمر

تونی پالمر