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Cyprus: Echoes Across the Divide

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Cyprus: Echoes Across the Divide

In Nicosia, the worlds last divided capital, Turkish & Greek Cypriots attempt to bridge no-man's-land with a performance like no other. The film follows their unconventional rehearsals in the UN Headquarters on the island and joins their search for instruments from Nicosia's war detritus - as they prepare for Dutch composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven's outdoor music project, "Long Distance Call".

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From Mozart to Morrison

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From Mozart to Morrison

Recorded live at the Sydney Town Hall, James Morrison and the SBS Youth Orchestra pay tribute to the 250th birthday of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [on 27 January 2006].   Jazz virtuoso James Morrison adapts some well-known Mozart repertoire, as well as some common garden implements to perform the Mozart 4th Horn Concerto.

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Tchaikovsky in Italy

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Tchaikovsky in Italy

Through Tchaikovsky's sometimes intimate correspondence with patroness Nadezhda von Meck, this programme takes us on a musical journey of Italy through the eyes and ears of this great but deeply troubled composer. For Tchaikovsky, Italy was both a source of inspiration and a refuge from a tumultuous existence in his native Russia.

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Themes, Variations & Fusions: The Music of Spain

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Themes, Variations & Fusions: The Music of Spain

From fandangos to habañeras, from Falla's "Love, the Magician" to Sarasate's "Gyspy Airs", Spanish Music has always had deep multicultural roots. Despite attempts to stereotype it or to pin it down - by composers both Spanish and foreign - ultimately it's the diversity of past and present influences that make it so unique and recognisable. A journey through Spain, her history and music with the SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra.

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The Russian Enigma

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The Russian Enigma

Filmed in and around Moscow and St Petersburg, this documentary sees the SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra's first venture into the land of so many renowned musicians. For conductor, Matthew Krel, it is also a return to his native land after 22 years. The program includes interviews with Russian musicians, teachers, academics, critics and students.

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