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Tous les matins du monde (1991)
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
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The Child Prodigy (2010)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Luc Dionne
 
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The Soloist (2009)
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A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
4.
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
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The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi. (121 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
 
5.
Shine (1996)
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
6.
Voices (1995)
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A story about real life early 20th century British composer and music critic Philip Arnold Heseltine. (93 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Clarke
 
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Farinelli (1994)
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Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice... (111 mins.)
Director: Gérard Corbiau
 
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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist. (98 mins.)
 
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Interrupted Melody (1955)
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The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback. (106 mins.)
 
10.
So This Is Love (1953)
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Biopic of opera star Grace Moore, who was killed in a plane crash in 1947. (101 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
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The Great Caruso (1951)
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Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples... (109 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
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La Vie de Bohème (1992)
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Three struggling artists try to make passable livings in Paris despite knock backs and tragedies. (100 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
13.
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait, mostly chronological, of composer, cellist, and vocalist Arthur Russell (1951-1992). His parents... (71 mins.)
Director: Matt Wolf
 
14.
Cutting Edge (1990 TV Series)
Episode: A Boy Called Alex (2008)
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Alex is a boy who suffers from a severe form of Cystic fibrosis. He is also a gifted composer and musician. While suffering from the disease he undertakes the tough challenge of conducting Bach's Magnificat at Eton.
Director: Rhonda Evans
 
15.
Deception (1946)
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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
16.
The Red Violin (1998)
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A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner. (130 mins.)
 
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The Turandot Project (2000 Documentary)
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In May of 1997, Zubin Mehta conducts and Zhang Yimou directs Puccini's "Turnadot" in Florence. A year later... (87 mins.)
Director: Allan Miller
 
18.
Ariadne auf Naxos (2001 TV Movie)
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(138 mins.)
Director: Brian Large
 
19.
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
 
20.
Wolfgang (1997 Short Film)
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A composer with a straining birth name is caught between his mother fixation and his need to father his own ambitions. (14 mins.)
 
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The Full Monteverdi (2007 TV Movie)
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Six couples meet in a restaurant. Over the course of the meal and the following morning, they break up, leaving six abandoned lovers. Sung throughout to Claudio Monteverdi's compete fourth book of madrigals. (60 mins.)
 
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Casta diva (1935)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
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The Clap (2005 Short Film)
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An obsessive classical concertgoer (Steve Furst from the Orange ads and Little Britain) wants to be... (12 mins.)
Director: Geoff Lindsey
 
24.
The Touch (1992)
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Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist... (96 mins.)
 
25.
Deux (1989)
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The manager of a contemporary music composer falls in love with the real estate agent with whom he is looking for a house in Paris... (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
 
26.
A Crazy Composer (1905 Short Film)
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A composer alone in his music room has a better imagination while asleep than awake.
 
27.
House of Ricordi (1954)
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Nel 1807, a Milano, Giovanni Ricordi, dopo aver comprato a Lipsia una nuova stampante, in cambio dell'impegno a lavorare gratis per il Teatro La Scala... (110 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
28.
Composer Meets Quartet (1987 Documentary)
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An insight into the work by composer and pianist Herman D. Koppel with the American Cantilena Quartet... (28 mins.)
Director: Jørgen Leth
 
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Polish Requiem (1989 Documentary)
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Director: Boleslaw Sulik
 
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Khachaturian Piano Concerto (1998 TV Movie)
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Music-video performance of the Armenian composer's powerful composition, featuring award-winning pianist Dora Serviarian-Kuhn.
Director: Peter Rosen
 
31.
Chasing Tchaikovsky (2007)
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Boris is a driven businessman, who has achieved a great deal of success in the time he has been in America...
Director: Greg Lalazarian
 
32.
A Song for Martin (2001)
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Famous composer Martin meets concertmaster Barbara at one of his performances, and the two fall in love... (117 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
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Villa-Lobos por uma Soprano (2011 Documentary)
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Soprano Stela Brandão is one of the most avid promoters of Brazilian classical music. Through her passion for Heitor Villa-Lobos... (40 mins.)
Director: Ivy Goulart
 
34.
The Curse of the Gothic Symphony (2011 Documentary)
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A group of brave and committed musicians take on an 80 year curse in an attempt to stage one of the longest, largest and most technically difficult symphonies ever composed. (82 mins.)
Director: Randall Wood
 
35.
Conducting Mahler (1995 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Frank Scheffer
 
36.
Martha Argerich, conversation nocturne (2003 Documentary)
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The director Georges Gachot has a delightful and stylish gab with the great Argentinean pianist Martha... (72 mins.)
Director: Georges Gachot