MUSIC

  • American pianist and entertainer Liberace (born Wladziu Valentino Liberace, 1919 - 1987) performs onstage at Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York, April 18, 1984. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

    LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE

    He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling – enjoyed an unparalleled career. The salon pianist turned megastar lived the American dream, but it was a life of unmatched paradox and eccentricity.

  • JOHANNES BRAHMS – THE SOLITARY GENIUS

    JOHANNES BRAHMS – THE SOLITARY GENIUS

    The hihgly talented composer Johannes Brahms was a close friend of Clara and Robert Schumann. International music critics put his work on a par with Beethoven’s. The docudrama combines dramatic re-enactments with documentary sequences, painting a vivid picture of Brahms’s musical pursuits and private life.

  • REVOLUTION OF SOUND – TANGERINE DREAM

    REVOLUTION OF SOUND – TANGERINE DREAM

    Edgar Froese, electronic music pioneer and founder of the band Tangerine Dream, was on a lifelong mission to find the ultimate sound. His search brought the band international acclaim and took them to the studios of Hollywood. We trace the unique Tangerine Dream story: a tribute to the musician, who died in 2015, and to the era of electronic music.

  • METAL POLITICS TAIWAN

    METAL POLITICS TAIWAN

    From rock star to politician: Freddy Lim is Taiwan’s most political heavy metal singer, progressing from passionate stage performer to active member of parliament. We follow him during the early days of his political career and show him campaigning tirelessly for a democratic Taiwan.

  • TOKIO HOTEL – BEYOND THE WORLD

    TOKIO HOTEL – BEYOND THE WORLD

    When, almost 10 years ago, a kohl-eyed androgynous kid from East Germany and his teenage band TOKIO HOTEL cast a spell on German adolescents, no-one ever imagined this would be the start of a unique world career. A close-up portrait of a band that has grown up and follows its own, highly individual path.

  • WE WERE KINGS

    WE WERE KINGS

    What happens when dreams grow up? A music drama about a group of youths from the north German provinces who make it to LA with their garage band – but fail disastrously. They grow up, finally overcome their personal demons and make music again. And they stay friends.

  • A TALE OF SINGERS AND MURDERERS

    A TALE OF SINGERS AND MURDERERS

    A song contest behind bars. Drug dealers, thieves and murderers jailed in Russia’s many prisons sing about homesickness, love, war and forgiveness. They all dream of taking part in the traditional Kalina Krasnaya contest. A film about the harsh reality of life behind bars but also the unique power music.

  • PURE LOVE – THE VOICE OF ELLA FITZGERALD

    PURE LOVE – THE VOICE OF ELLA FITZGERALD

    Ella Fitzgerald’s voice is a phenomenon and unrivalled to this day. She had absolute pitch and perfect intonation. With statements from numerous singers, musicians and critics, this film pays tribute to ‘The First Lady of Song’ and especially to her voice – on what would have been her 100th birthday on 25 April 2017.

  • BILLIE HOLIDAY – A SENSATION

    BILLIE HOLIDAY – A SENSATION

    Her life has been the subject of countless myths and rumours: April 7, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billie Holiday (1915-1959). A worthy occasion to honour the unforgettable jazz icon. We call into question many of the myths and reveal a strong a woman who was anything but a pitiful victim of drugs, men or her skin colour.

  • THE MUSIC’S OVER – DEATH AND DYING IN POP MUSIC

    THE MUSIC’S OVER – DEATH AND DYING IN POP MUSIC

    From psychedelic rock in the 1960s and the 1970s’ punk movement to the gloomy dark wave of the 1980s and gangsta rap in the 1990s: artists from the various decades explain their relationship with dying and death.

  • SINGERS ON THE HIGH SEAS

    SINGERS ON THE HIGH SEAS

    The best newcomers to the opera scene from Australia, Canada, France, Poland, Russia, South Korea and the USA compete against each other in an extraordinary and exciting singing competition on a luxury cruise ship.

  • STEVIE WONDER – SOUL GENIUS

    STEVIE WONDER – SOUL GENIUS

    The fascinating story of one of the greatest soul geniuses of our time: Stevie Wonder