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Sky Arts

Works: 25 works in 36 publications in 2 languages and 2,563 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Filmed operas  Internet videos  Educational television programs  Television adaptations  Documentary television programs  Documentary films 
Classifications: M1500.P83, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Sky Arts
Shakespeare uncovered. Series 2 : the stories behind the Bard's greatest plays( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays, revealing not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare get his plots, and what cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the end, makes Shakespeare so great?
She stoops to conquer by Oliver Goldsmith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate is a well-bred lass who passes herself off as a barmaid in order to win the heart of her stuffy suitor. Full of mistaken identities and multiple deceptions, the play pokes fun at the various masks we all wear in different social situations. Along the way, each person learns much about the nature of true love
Theatreland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first ever observational documentary series to look behind the scenes at one of London's premiere West End venues, the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The series follows the Theatre's busy daily life, from front of house to the production team's back stage, working to get a new production up and running. This also includes the arrival of a new artistic director Sean Mathias and his first production, Waiting for Godot which features two legends of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
Tim Marlow on Caro at the Chatsworth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Marlow and acclaimed sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro, discuss his radical abstract steel sculptures exhibited for the first time in the gardens of historic Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England as they explore the sculptures and trace the evolution of Caro's art and ideas during his long career
Tim Marlow at the Courtauld( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Courtauld houses an important collection of 17th century paintings and drawings and at its heart is a world-class collection of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens assembled by Count Antoine Seilern. The collection features examples of Rubens' sketches and preparatory works, such as The Descent from the Cross, which offers a unique insight into the mind of this great Baroque master. The 18th century collection features fine examples of British portraiture, including Gainsborough's mesmerizing portrait of his wife as well as the only full-length portrait in Britain by the great Spanish master Francisco de Goya
Tim Marlow at the Courtauld( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Courtauld's collection of Renaissance art is one of the most important in Britain and includes works by the likes of Bernado Daddi as well as an enigmatic depiction of the Crucifixion by Sandro Botticelli. The collection is also strong in northern European art of this period, and the jewel of the early Renaissance displays is the Lamentation Triptych by the Master of Flemalle. The triptych is now considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting. But very little is known about the about the work and it is the subject of ongoing research at the Courtauld. But in many ways the star of the Courtauld's collection of Renaissance art is a depiction of Adam and Eve by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, a delicately rendered work that captures the moments before the Fall of Man
Tim Marlow at the Courtauld( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the finest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world, with an array of outstanding works charting the development of modern French painting from Monet and Renoir to Seurat and Gauguin. World-famous masterpieces are here, such as van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Manet's great last painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère as well as an extensive group of outstanding canvases by Cézanne
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Bourne's reinterpretation of Swan lake, which features male dancers in traditionally female roles
In search of Beethoven by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Art of faith by John McCarthy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art of faith is a visually sumptuous series revealing outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
Saul : a dramatic oratorio in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken from the First Book of Samuel, the story of Saul focuses on the first king of Israel's relationship with his eventual successor, David; one which turns from admiration to envy and hatred, ultimately leading to the downfall of the eponymous monarch. The work, which Handel composed in 1738, includes the famous "Dead March", a funeral anthem for Saul and his son Jonathan, and some of the composer's most dramatic choral pieces
In search of Haydn by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts, detailed extracts from personal accounts and beautiful location footage, Grabsky offers tremendous insight into not only Haydn's music but the man himself."--Container
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it premiered at Sadler's Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne's triumphant modern re-interpretation of SWAN LAKE turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Now firmly crowned as a modern day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Matthew Bourne blends dance, humor and spectacle with extravagant
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a performance of "L'Elisir d'Amore," a comic opera about a young man who drinks a "magic" potion to make the girl he desires fall in love with him
Supertramp : live in Paris '79 by Peter Clifton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This show from the Pavillon de Paris was filmed in December 1979 on Supertramp's legendary "Breakfast in America" tour. Now transferred and restored from the original film, the show is packed with Supertramp hits
Vivaldi's women : Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi is an all-female ensemble, based in Oxford, UK. It is based on the original Figlie di Coro, those foundlings at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice who performed at Mass and Vespers from behind grilles in the high choir galleries or Cantorie. The ensemble plays several selections of Vivaldi's sacred music. The last selection of the DVD is Peter Ackroyd's Venice, "Episode Three: The City as Music. Peter Ackroyd looks at how music has woven itself into the fabric of the city, and discovers, as he puts it, "the Venetians were infatuated with music". From the gondoliers famous for singing recitatives taken from the poetry of Tasso; to the famous Venetian serenades, sung beneath the ubiquitous balconies to the accompaniment of the mandolin or the guitar; to the modern-day musicians at the restaurants in Piazza san Marco, music is, and always has been, a way of life in Venice. As Ackroyd notes, a 1581 guide book referred to the city as 'the seat of music', while the inventories of middle-class Venetian households reveal the presence of string or keyboard instruments in most of them. Ackroyd explores how Venice's musical awakening really came about as the expansion of its empire drew to a close. Another form of supremacy was required and Venice became the home of the madrigal, the centre of church music and the capital of opera: European composers from Handel to Stravinsky flocked to the city: Wagner and Monteverdi even died there. But perhaps the composer who remains most synonymous with the city is Antonio Vivaldi. Ackroyd traces his life from his early days in the priesthood to his leadership of the Ospedale della Pieta, where he trained orphan girls to perform concerts that became the wonder of the age and notes the thoroughly Venetian rapidity of his execution: he boasted that he could "compose a concerto with all its parts faster than a copyist could copy it"--Http:// (as viewed on 9/22/2010)
Europakonzert aus dem Kabelwerk Oberspree, Berlin = European concert from the Kabelwerk Oberspree, Berlin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Ackroyd's Venice : exploring 'The queen of the Adriatic'( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prize-winning historian, journalist, novelist, broadcaster, and Fellow of both the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, Peter Ackroyd explores the history and geography of 'The Queen of the Adriatic', discovering the architecture, art, music and theatre of Venice
Treasure houses of Britain : an opportunity to explore some of Britain's finest stately homes including Burghley House, Chatsworth House, Blenheim Palace, Holkham Hall, Boughton House( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This series offers a priviledged glimpse of five of Britain's finest houses, all of which are still in use as family homes and each has a story to tell. They contain some of the great treasures of England and are part of the fabric of the nation
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Art of faith
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