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1.
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
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The life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach as presented by his wife, Anna. (94 mins.)
 
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Il était une fois Jean-Sébastien Bach (2003)
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J.S. BACH: THE MUSIC, THE LIFE, THE LEGEND is a dramatic look at the life of Johann Sebastian Bach, a man who dedicated his life to the service of music. (105 mins.)
 
3.
My Name Is Bach (2003)
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues. (97 mins.)
 
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The Life and Loves of Beethoven (1936)
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Lyrical biography of the classical composer, depicted as a romantical hero, an accursed artist. (135 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
“ Beethoven ” - genedelisa
 
5.
Eroica (2003 TV Movie)
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On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries assemble a group of musicians to give the first performance of his Third Symphony... (129 mins.)
“ Beethoven ” - genedelisa
 
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Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992 TV Movie)
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A young boy learns to appreciate the music of his upstairs boarder, Ludwig Van Beethoven. (51 mins.)
Director: David Devine
“ Beethoven ” - genedelisa
 
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Immortal Beloved (1994)
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ Beethoven ” - genedelisa
 
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
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A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life. (104 mins.)
 
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“ Berlioz ” - genedelisa
 
10.
Bizet's Dream (1994 TV Movie)
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A 12 year old Parisian girl takes piano lessons from composer Georges Bizet and becomes captivated by his story of the gypsy Carmen. (53 mins.)
Director: David Devine
 
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A Song to Remember (1945)
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Biography of Frederic Chopin. (113 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Frederic Chopin ” - genedelisa
 
13.
Young Chopin (1952)
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A story of the formative years in Chopin's life between 1825 and 1831, a time of social unrest throughout Europe... (121 mins.)
Director: Aleksander Ford
 
14.
Impromptu (1991)
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand. (107 mins.)
Director: James Lapine
“ Frédéric Chopin ” - genedelisa
 
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Chopin. Pragnienie milosci (2002)
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The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. (134 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Antczak
 
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La note bleue (1991)
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the film covers the last few days of fragile Chopin's professional life. (135 mins.)
“ Frédéric Chopin ” - genedelisa
 
17.
Omnibus (1967 TV Series)
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Traces last 5 years of the life of Frederick Delius through the eyes of a young composer called Eric Fenby.
 
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Monitor (1958 TV Series)
Episode: Elgar (1962)
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A partly dramatised account of the life of Sir Edward Elgar classical composer. Huw Wheldon narrates...
 
19.
Song of Norway (1970)
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Based on the life of Norways greatest composer Edvard Grieg and film in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics. (138 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
“ Grieg ” - genedelisa
 
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The Great Mr. Handel (1942)
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A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd. (89 mins.)
Director: Norman Walker
“ Handel ” - genedelisa
 
21.
God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (1985 TV Movie)
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Shortly before death, George Fredrick Handel (1685-1759), old, blind, portly, sometimes raging and usually reflective... (119 mins.)
Director: Mr Tony Palmer
“ Handel ” - genedelisa
 
22.
Honour, Profit & Pleasure (1985 TV Movie)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Anna Ambrose
“ Handel ” - genedelisa
 
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Vision (2009)
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The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman... (110 mins.)
“ Hildegard ” - genedelisa
 
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Song Without End (1960)
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The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences. (141 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Franz Liszt ” - genedelisa
 
25.
Lisztomania (1975)
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Composer and pianist Franz Liszt attempts to overcome his hedonistic lifestyle while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner. (103 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
26.
Liszt's Rhapsody (1996 TV Movie)
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A dashing Franz Liszt appears to have it all - talent, success, wealth and adoring fans. Yet when he takes on a young street musician as a violin student, his own fork is transformed. (49 mins.)
Director: Richard Mozer
 
27.
Mahler (1974)
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Composer Gustav Mahler's life, told in a series of flashbacks as he and his wife discuss their failing marriage during a train journey. (115 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
28.
Mahler on the Couch (2010)
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Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud. (98 mins.)
 
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Bride of the Wind (2001)
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This movie is a biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Mahler ” - genedelisa
 
31.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Mozart ” - genedelisa
 
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I, Don Giovanni (2009)
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A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera. (127 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Mozart ” - genedelisa
 
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Vergeßt Mozart (1985)
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In the dead of night, a few hours after Mozart's death, the usual suspects (Konstanze, Salieri, van Swieten... (92 mins.)
Director: Miloslav Luther
 
34.
The Magic Bow (1946)
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Biography of the famous--and notorious--Italian violinist Nicola Paganini. (106 mins.)
Director: Bernard Knowles
“ Paganini ” - genedelisa
 
35.
Paganini (1989)
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Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini... (81 mins.)
Director: Klaus Kinski
 
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Puccini (1953)
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Produced in Italy in breathtaking Technicolor, this biographical story of Puccini (played by L'avventura's... (119 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
37.
Puccini (1984 TV Movie)
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In Torre del Lago, by Lake Massaciuccoli, Puccini is writing "The Girl of the Golden West" when his... (113 mins.)
Director: Tony Palmer
 
38.
England, My England (1995)
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(153 mins.)
Director: Tony Palmer
“ Purcell ” - genedelisa
 
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Rossini's Ghost (1996 TV Movie)
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Nine-year old Reliana witnesses Rossini's efforts to salvage his seemingly cursed new opera, the Barber of Seville. (52 mins.)
Director: David Devine
 
40.
New Wine (1941)
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Biography of composer Franz Schubert (87 mins.)
“ Franz Schubert ” - genedelisa
 
41.
Das Dreimäderlhaus (1958)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Ernst Marischka
“ Franz Schubert ” - genedelisa
 
42.
Mit meinen heißen Tränen (1986 Mini-Series)
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(285 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lehner
“ Schubert ” - genedelisa
 
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The Temptation of Franz Schubert (1997 TV Movie)
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The darker side of the composer is explored when he stays in the hospital for syphilis. (60 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
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Song of Love (1947)
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Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support... (119 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ Robert Schumann ” - genedelisa
 
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Geliebte Clara (2008)
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A look at the lives of 19th-century composers Clara and Robert Schumann. (107 mins.)
“ Schumann ” - genedelisa
 
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“ Schumann ” - genedelisa
 
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Testimony (1988)
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The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin. (157 mins.)
Director: Tony Palmer
“ Dmitri Shostakovich ” - genedelisa
 
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Sibelius (2003)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Timo Koivusalo
 
49.
The Great Waltz (1938)
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In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else... (104 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ Johann Strauß II ” - genedelisa
 
50.
Strauss' Great Waltz (1934)
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The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger. (81 mins.)
“ Johann Strauss the elder and younger ” - genedelisa
 
51.
The Strauss Family (1972 Mini-Series)
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A seven-part mini-series produced in England about Vienna's Strauss family in the 19th-century. Members... (60 mins.)
 
52.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... (119 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
53.
The Music Lovers (1970)
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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy. (123 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Tchaikovsky ” - genedelisa
 
54.
Tchaikovsky (1970)
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Experience the Berlin Philharmonics and outstanding conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim... (157 mins.)
Director: Igor Talankin
 
56.
Verdi (1982 Mini-Series)
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(70 mins.)
 
57.
Antonio Vivaldi, un prince à Venise (2006)
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The life of Antonio Vivaldi, the great Italian composer and musician of the 17th century. (95 mins.)
 
58.
Vivaldi (????)
A biography of Antonio Vivaldi's early life, when the young priest became the music teacher at a school for the illegitimate daughters of Venice's courtesans. (120 mins.)
Director: Boris Damast
 
59.
Magic Fire (1955)
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The life and career of German composer Richard Wagner. (120 mins.)
“ Richard Wagner ” - genedelisa
 
60.
Wahnfried (1986)
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Richard's Wagner and his wife Cosima. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Patzak
“ Wagner ” - genedelisa
 
61.
Wagner (1981 TV Series)
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A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland... (300 mins.)
 
62.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
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George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert. (135 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
63.
Khachaturian (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life of Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan. Among other events, the film covers Khachaturyan's difficulties working as a creative artist during the Stalin era. (83 mins.)
Director: Peter Rosen
 
64.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates. (90 mins.)
 
66.
Music for the Movies: Tôru Takemitsu (1994 Documentary)
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A documentary of the Japanese film composer Toru Takemitsu, featuring interviews and clips from films he scored. (58 mins.)
 
67.
Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk (1942 Short Film)
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Mr. Strauss, with the help of the forest animals, composes his greatest waltz. (9 mins.)
Director: George Pal
 
68.
Igor Stravinsky: Composer (2005 Documentary)
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Director: János Darvas
 
69.
The Making of 'Amadeus' (2002 Documentary)
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This riveting film takes a look behind the scenes at one of the 20th century's cinema classics and at... (60 mins.)
Director: Bill Jersey
 
70.
Beethoven (2005 Mini-Series)
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A dramatized documentary on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven. (60 mins.)
 
71.
Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (2000)
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The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian... (132 mins.)
Director: Zelito Viana
 
72.
In Search of Mozart (2006 Documentary)
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The life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (129 mins.)
Director: Phil Grabsky
 
73.
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007 Documentary)
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Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and... (119 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
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Eroica (1949)
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(95 mins.)
 
75.
Death in Venice (1971)
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In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based... (130 mins.)
 
76.
Solo (2008 Documentary)
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There are 13 streetcar stops from the place where Boguslaw Schaeffer lives to the center of Krakow.... (55 mins.)
Director: Maciej Pisarek
 
77.
What Are You Looking For? (2008 Documentary)
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The steps of time. Philip Glass reflects about the origin of music and the ideas that become each piano note. (7 mins.)
Director: Camila Gonzatto
 
78.
The Star and the Sea (2009)
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Biographical treatment of the youth of Macau musician Xian Xinghai, composer of "Yellow River Cantata," focusing on the financial hardships and efforts of Xian's mother to support the development of her son's musical talents.
 
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The Music of Man (1987 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
80.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates. (90 mins.)
 
81.
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
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After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado". (154 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
82.
Liszt Ferenc (1982 Mini-Series)
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The brilliant Austrian-Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt was a superstar. He was touring in Europe and giving...
 
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Nicolo Paganini (1982 Mini-Series)
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Biopic about Niccolo Paganini. He receives training from his father in early childhood. The best teachers of Parma are unable to give him more... (256 mins.)
Director: Leonid Menaker
 
86.
The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin (1997 Documentary)
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Documentary on how composer Dmitri Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin. (77 mins.)
Director: Larry Weinstein
 
87.
Szerelmi álmok - Liszt (1970)
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Pianist and composer Liszt was giving performances all over Europe and made his famous concert tour to St... (171 mins.)
Director: Márton Keleti
 
88.
Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (1995 Documentary)
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Works, legend and murders of Carlo Gesualdo, a notorious Italian composer and murderer from 16th century. (59 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
89.
Strauss: The King of 3/4 Time (1995 TV Movie)
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Johann Strauss Jr. is pressure to outdo himself with each new composition. When he meets Nicholas, a humble young stable boy, they embark on a remarkable collaboration (48 mins.)
Director: Kit Hood
 
90.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
Episode: The Waltz King: Part 1 (1963)
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres. (120 mins.)
 
91.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
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The story of young Tchaikovsky through the premiere of his "Sleeping Beauty" ballet. (120 mins.)
 
92.
Mozart's Sister (2010)
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A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right. (120 mins.)
Director: René Féret
 
93.
Bach's Fight for Freedom (1995)
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A young boy helps the rebellious Johann Sebastian Bach fight for his artistic freedom. (53 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gillard
 
94.
Handel's Last Chance (1996 TV Movie)
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A Dublin street kid is selected as a choirboy for Handel's first performance of The Messiah. His friendship helps deliver the composer from a temporary lack of self esteem and restores his great glory. (51 mins.)
Director: Milan Cheylov
 
95.
The Mozart Story (1948)
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Story of the life and work of famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (91 mins.)
 
96.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
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The story of composer Ludwig Von Beethoven. (120 mins.)
 
97.
Rossini! Rossini! (1991)
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(155 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
98.
The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi (1953)
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The great Italian opera composer recalls his eventful life on his deathbed: his childhood in Busseto... (121 mins.)
 
99.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
Episode: The Waltz King: Part 2 (1963)
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres. (120 mins.)
 
100.