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Cante Jondo, Granada 1922

 

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Granada, 1922. Manuel de Falla dreams every night about the ancestral songs that his nanny sang to him as a child… The composer is worried about the disappearance of the authentic flamenco and primitive Andalusian songs to become commercial. In agreement with two other enthusiasts, Federico García Lorca and Miguel Cerón, they decide to devise a rescue plan that will reach the whole world. It is when the first Concurso de Cante Jondo was born.

The idea is supported by artists from all over Europe, but at the same time finds obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable, such as the lack of funds, the threat of an imminent strike and the ruthless opposition of some very influential local journalists, who disparage the initiative as “Spanishness”. In spite of all this, the contest is held in the Alhambra with artists coming from all over Andalusia. A huge success from the critics and the audience. Falla and his friends can finally be proud, flamenco will be from then on an undisputed cultural heritage.

Genre: Documentary
Director: José Sanchez Montes
Duration: 52′ or 90′
Format: HD

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Pete Doherty & Frédéric Lo Live at Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione

Dive into the making of their album “The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime” with an intimate performance/documentary filmed in the same poetic house the album was recorded into.

 

English rocker Peter Doherty is back with French songwriter Frederic Lo for a majestic and refreshing collaboration!

 

After The Libertines, The Babyshambles and Puta Madres, English rocker Peter Doherty has teamed up with French songwriter Frederic Lo to record an album entitled “The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime”. In this open-hearted project that breathes redemption, the elegance of Lo’s music blends with the poetry of the lyrics and Doherty’s delicate voice. A sparkling alchemy to discover live !

Genre: Folk
Director: Gautier & Leduc
Duration: 69′
Format: HD

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La Maestra Collection

Go behind the scenes of the first editions of the international competition for women conductors, with two documentaries and pair the films with the full performances of the winners: Beatriz Fernández Aucejo, Anna Sułkowska-Migoń and Rebecca Tong.

LA MAESTRA: FIRST EDITION

The Philharmonie de Paris and the Paris Mozart Orchestra are organizing the first edition of the International Competition for Female Conductors. The aim is to give female talent the visibility it deserves, to encourage vocations and to encourage programmers to take into account the diversity of our societies. Aimed at professional female conductors of all ages, this competition puts the spotlight on twelve candidates selected from around the world, whom this film allows us to discover.

Genre: Documentary / Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Duration: 97′
Format: HD

LA MAESTRA: SECOND EDITION Upcoming May 2022, available for prebuy

Claire Gibault’s La Maestra competition, which sends a strong message to the musical world, is extended by a two-year academy that provides professional support for the winners. The competition offers a repertoire that combines key works from the 18th to the 20th century with contemporary creations, allowing the candidates to show the breadth of their palette. In the first edition, the Indonesian chef of Chinese origin, Rebecca Tong, was chosen. Who will be the new chefs that the 2022 edition of La Maestra will discover?

Genre: Documentary / Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Format: HD

REBECCA TONG DIRECTS THE ORCHESTRE DE PARIS & SABINE DEVIEILHE

In September 2020, Rebecca Tong, American-Indonesian conductor, won the first prize in the La Maestra competition for female conductors. Today, Rebecca Tong is back at the helm of the Orchestre de Paris and joined by Alexandre Gattet to play Mozart’s Oboe concerto, followed by Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Soprano Sabine Devieilhe.

PROGRAM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Oboe Concerto
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4

Genre: Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Duration: 86′
Format: HD

ANNA SULKOWSKA-MIGON DIRECTS THE PARIS MOZART ORCHESTRA

This program combines works performed over four days at the Philharmonie de Paris. Its highlight, L’Existence du Possible by contemporary composer Graciane Finzi, is presented here as a world premiere. Surrounding this contemporary work, compositions by Mozart, Alma Mahler, Clara Schumann or even Stravinsky show the full musical palette of promising Polish conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, winner of the second edition of the LA MAESTRA competition, and the Paris Mozart Orchestra.

PROGRAM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni, overture
Alma Mahler – 3 Lieder, Die stille Stadt – Waldseligkeit – Bei dir ist es traut
Clara Schumann – Piano concerto in A minor, 3rd movement Graciane Finzi – The Existence of the Possible (world premiere)
Igor Stravinsky – Suite from Pulcinella

Genre: Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Duration: 67′
Format: HD

BEATRIZ FERNANDEZ AUCEJO DIRECTS THE PARIS MOZART ORCHESTRA

At the beginning of March at the Philharmonie de Paris, facing the Paris Mozart Orchestra, Beatriz Fernández Aucejo displayed the full richness of her repertoire. (Re)discover the third winner of the second edition of the LA MAESTRA competition conducting Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique, Ravel’s Piano Concert, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Debussy’s La Mer. It is difficult to imagine a more beautiful program.

PROGRAM
Hector Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique, 2nd movement “Un Bal”
Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto in G major, 1st movement
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1, 1st movement
Claude Debussy – The Sea, 1st movement “From Dawn to Noon on the Sea”

Genre: Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Duration: 44′
Format: HD

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Pete Doherty & Frederic Lo “The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime”

Discover the very first concert of Peter Doherty and Frédéric Lo. An intimate moment recorded in Etretat in the house where their album The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime was written and composed.

The first is Peter Doherty, British, flamboyant creator of The Libertines and The Babyshambles. The second is Fréderic Lo, French, architect of Daniel Darc’s great comeback in the early 2000s, among other projects.

The two men met during a studio recording of the Babyshambles before meeting again on a tribute album to Daniel Darc, led by Fréderic Lo. Strengthened by this first collaboration, the two artists decided to launch a four-handed project. Thus was born The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime, an album with melodies and music by Fréderic Lo and lyrics by Peter Doherty.

Genre: Pop, Folk
Director: Thierry Villeneuve
Duration: 66′
Format: HD

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Time, No Changes: Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet

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In 1962, Miles Davis was one of the major forces in music worldwide, and his artistic influence extended far beyond jazz. In 1964, he found four dynamic and up-and-coming musicians: Wayne Shorter on saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. Subsequently, all four went on to become musical icons.

This group of younger musicians, orbiting one of the greatest artists of all time, pushed the boundaries of improvised music, and the group came to be known as Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet. Fifty years later, their experimental approach to music is unmatched and may be the most influential force in jazz today.

The documentary focuses on the Quintet’s musical landmarks and unfolds the inspired magic that made it all happen. It is a deep dive into the recordings, live performances, band dynamic, and how it all came to an end in 1968. The film features three of the surviving members — Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter — along with other musicians the band has influenced.

This is the story of Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Christian D. Bruun
Duration: 75′
Format: HD, 4K

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Makaya McCraven Live at La Rochelle Jazz Festival 2021

Drummer Makaya McCraven is one of the file leaders of the new American jazz scene. A fascinating drummer with a rich and precise rhythmic pattern, the young Chicago drummer propels us into a current, prescriptive musical work punctuated by beautiful hip hop sounds.

Makaya McCraven has been a hot commodity in jazz circles for some time now. Downbeat Magazine calls him “exceptional on the drums” and Chicago Reader describes him as “one of Chicago’s most versatile and sought-after drummers”. Considered the best hope of the new American jazz scene, he received media acclaim with his album, “Universal Beings”. An elegant and accomplished double album released on the pioneering International Anthem label, in which he invites all the actors of this new international jazz scene to search with him for the absolute “beat”.

Makaya’s latest project “We’re New Again”, a reinvention of Gil Scott-Heron’s mythical album “I’m New Again”, was released on the XL Recordings label in February 2020, and is described as an inventive and cosmopolitan rewriting of samples and echoes of the present, placing McCraven as a jazz prophet of his time. A new release is scheduled for fall 2021 on the Blue Note label.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Valentine Gautier
Duration: 64′
Format: HD

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