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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)


Charles Dickens' classic holiday story sparkles with humor and whimsy in the hands of the always hilarious Muppets! Michael Caine stars as penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge in a performance that's anything but "bah humbug!" Alone on Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by ghosts who transport him to his past, present, and future -- and it's not a pretty sight! But along the way he comes upon poor, kind, humble Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) and his family, including Tiny Tim who teaches Scrooge the true meaning of Christmas. Complete with original music and dazzling special effects, this heartfelt holiday movie is exceptional entertainment your family will enjoy for every Christmas to come.
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Life and Work of Johann Sebastian Bach (1998)


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J.S.Bach Favorites for Organ


Starring: Diane Bish


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Yehudi Menuhin: Tribute to J.S. Bach (1985)


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Christmas Oratorio


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Life of J.S. Bach


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Motets


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Baby Bach (2000)


Editorial Reviews: Amazon.com
Designed for infants and toddlers (1 to 36 months), Baby Bach is a nicely produced video that features recognizable, familiar toys and colorful objects, moving to the complexly beautiful music of Johann Sebastian Bach. According to the video producers, "Bach's music has shown to enhance creativity, improve academic achievement, reduce anxiety and heighten mental awareness." Any parent will embrace this theory. Not only did this video completely captivate a 22-month-old for its entire 30-minute run-time, but it's easy on the parents, too. The images are lively, clean, and sharp, and producers The Baby Einstein Company have a firm handle on what interests babies and toddlers. The extraneous segments with two pretty little blonde girls is silly, but forgivable. Given that most children elect to watch a video repeatedly, this is one that parents won't mind in the slightest. The music, available on CD, is simply lovely. -- N.F. Mendoza


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Bach's Fight for Freedom


Reviewer: Charles K. Moss from Sumter, SC USA
This video offers an excellent window into the personality of Johann Sebastian Bach although it is as much fiction as fact. I highly recommend this for children who have an interest in learning about the great composer, or even teenagers would enjoy it. It is about as accurate as "Amadeus" was about Mozart: some myth, some screenplay, and many historically accurate facts as well. Overall, this is a valuable story about one of our greatest composers, and it is in many ways a praiseworthy film.


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Yo-Yo Ma - Inspired by Bach No. 3, Falling Down Stairs (Cello Suite 3) (1998)


"Falling Down Stairs" (55 min.) features Bach's Suite No. 3 for Unaccompanied Cello. Although he knew the music well, Mark Morris had never thought to choreograph a dance based on Bach's Third Suite. He felt the music was complete in itself. But through a close collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, an astonishing dance emerges, a true three-way collaboration between musician, dancers and filmmaker Barbara Willis Sweete.

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All That Bach (1987)


Reviewer: mipos from Boston, MA United States
An excellent documentary of the works of Bach performed by such contemporaries as Keith Jarrett, Christopher Hogwood, Moe Koffman, etc. Bach's music takes on many forms: Jarrett's masterful, fluidic solo playing, Moe Koffman's jazz quintet, music for tap and ballet dancing, the Canadian brass ensemble, and other classical settings. I didn't give it five stars because it can be a little slow (boring) at some points. Still highly recommended.


Inspired By Bach (1998)


Starring: Yo-Yo Ma. No additional information is available at this time.


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BBC Great Composers


Reviewer: A viewer from San Diego, CA USA
This has to be by far the best, most professionally produced video series on composers today. Kenneth Branaugh's voice-over is a delight and adds to the dramatic scope of the production. Kudos to the BBC!

One of the special highlights is a scene showing the "surgical operation" on Beethoven's 200-year old hair by a modern physician. On-location shooting in Germany and Vienna complete with re-enactments (all too rare in most Classical Composer vids) makes for exciting pacing. Truly deserves repeated viewing. Another great hallmark is the impassioned choreography of camera with music playing -- who says Classical Music is dull!? You also get plenty of interviews with noted scholars and pre-eminent conductors -- some of them sadly already departed, like Sir George Solti. For those -- like me -- who've never had the opportunity to actually hear some of their favorite conductors speak, this set is a revelation!

I've viewed the Beethoven one alone some 5 times. Admittedly, I taped these episodes -- sans the Bach -- when it aired on PBS about a year ago, but am seriously considering purchasing the whole set for better quality and the inclusion of the Bach video. It's that Good! I've sampled Hans Conrad Fischer's "Life of Anton Bruckner" and Biography's "Beethoven" video, but none can compare to the production value on this set. For any lover or new-comer to Classical Music, this set is a MUST. Absolutely recommend it.


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Rosalyn Tureck: High Priestess of Bach (1961)


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Rosalyn Tureck: Bach - Goldberg Variations/St. Petersburg, Russia (1995)


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Bach Around the World


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Classical Organ Favorites


Reviewer: A viewer from California
An absolutely joyful experience! World reknown organist and composer Diane Bish plays the best of the classical music of the world on some of the world's most beautiful historic organs; beautiful both in sight and in sound.


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Yo-Yo Ma - Inspired by Bach No. 4, Sarabande (Cello Suite 4)


"Sarabande" (56 min.) features Bach's Suite No. 4 for Unaccompanied Cello. A great musician instinctively builds a complex and intimate relationship with his listeners. This dramatic film from director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) explores a number of such relationships, revealing the generosity of spirit and love that flow from Yo-Yo Ma's performance.


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Yo-Yo Ma - Inspired by Bach No. 1, The Music Garden (Cello Suite 1)


"The Music Garden" (60 min.) features Bach's Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello. What if we created a garden inspired by Bach? In their quest for the answer, Yo-Yo Ma and garden designer Julie Moir Messervy journey from Boston to Toronto, across bureaucratic miles of frustration and through seasons of changing hope. Their remarkable tale is movingly documented by filmmaker Kevin McMahon.


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Yo-Yo Ma - Inspired by Bach No. 6, Six Gestures (Cello Suite 6)


"Six Gestures" (53 min.) features Bach's Suite No. 6 for Unaccompanied Cello. Bach and ice dance? Yo-Yo Ma believes that world champion ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have done for their sport what Bach did for the cello--that is, to dramatically redefine the artistic possibilities and to shatter all preconceptions. This mesmerizing film by Patricia Rozema (Mansfield Park) explores the outcome of this unlikely collaboration, with Bach himself as the dramatic counterpoint.


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Yo-Yo Ma - Inspired by Bach No. 2, The Sound of the Carceri (Cello Suite 2)


"The Sound of the Carceri" (55 min.) features Bach's Suite No. 2 for Unaccompanied Cello. Imagine Giovanni Piranesi's dazzling "carceri" (prison) etchings, the unrealized dreams of this 18th-century Italian master architect, brought to life in a computer-rendered 3-D "virtual" collaboration. In this cutting-edge film by Francois Girard, Yo-Yo Ma explores Bach's mysterious Second Suite, creating with his music a sound to match the invented spaces of our imagination.


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Yo-Yo Ma - Inspired by Bach No. 5, Struggle for Hope (Cello Suite 5)


"Struggle for Hope" (55 min.) features Bach's Suite No. 5 for Unaccompanied Cello. Master Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando sets out on a journey to discover, through traditional Japanese dance, the universality and emotion of Bach's Fifth Suite. The result is this revelatory, cross-cultural and trans-oceanic collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, sensitively documented by filmmaker Niv Fichman.


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Bach: Brandenburg Concerto 6


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Herman Scherchen in Rehearsal: Bach's Art of the Fugue (1965)


Reviewer: A viewer from Marshall, North Carolina
Hermann Scherchen's "Art of the Fugue" was taped in Toronto in December, 1965, and originally broadcast by the CBC June 1, 1966, just eleven days before the conductor's death in Florence, France. In this video, we see conductor Hermann Scherchen's eyes often lift heavenward, as if he is receiving cues from on high. And, indeed, Scherchen wrote to his wife, Pia, regarding this taped rehearsal that, "Bach's plan seemed to reveal its secret to me, through the manuscrpit sheets I had before my eyes, so in these same sheets I found the justification of my own instrumentation." We see this revelation in progress.. and it is stirring. Absolutely. There is a part in the tape where Scherchen remains seated on a stool as a remarkable harpsichord solo is played. He listens, just listens, and across the features of his face passes an ineffable sadness, a pain, a resignation, as the "whispers in a sorrowful night" of Bach's music wash over him. Then he smiles and gives the soloist a salute as if well pleased, as if claiming him as a soulmate. I was deeply moved by the watching of this video. An interesting coincidence: these bars of music were the last ever penned by Bach, and one of the last ever performed by a great Bach interpreter.


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Jubilaeum Collection 2000 A.D.: Merry Christmas from Rome (2000)


A breathtaking, dazzling performance at the Basilica di S. Maria Degli Angeli in Rome, Italy, filmed live. With Cecilia Gasdia (soprano), Pietro Ballo (tenor), Renato Bruson (baritone) and Mstislav Rostropovic (cello) with the Cappella Giulia S. Peter Choir, the Orchestra Sinfonica Di Roma, the Accademia Filarmonica Romana Choir with a special performance by the "Galina Vishnevskaya" Boys Choir. Conducted by Pablo Colino. Includes music from Bach, Verdi, Mozart, Bizet, Mascagni, Gruber, Teofano and Chesnokov.


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Bach Companion


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Favorite Hymns of Faith: Organ Solo


Reviewer: A viewer from United States
Diane Bish shows a superb line up of classic hymns on beautiful looking and sounding pipe organs of the world. If you like those traditional hymns played by one of the greatest organists since Bach, you must see this!


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