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1. Tous les matins du monde (1991)
Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Monsieur de Sainte Colombe, fierce and somber man, grand master of the viola da gamba and professor of Marin Marais, prestigious musician in the court of Louis XIV.
Votes: 6,334 | Gross: $3.09M
2. The Child Prodigy (2010)
101 min | Drama
On the keyboard, the young hands fly rapidly and the melody rises. For the child, nothing is easier; he hears the sounds in his head. These hands belong to 6 years old André Mathieu. He won... See full summary »
4. Hilary and Jackie (1998)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 9,549 | Gross: $4.87M
5. Shine (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 50,275 | Gross: $35.81M
7. Farinelli (1994)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of castrato opera singer Carlo Broschi, who enthralled 18th century European audiences under his stage name Farinelli, comes to life in this drama of high notes and even higher passions.
Votes: 6,161 | Gross: $2.12M
8. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Votes: 3,480 | Gross: $1.57M
9. Interrupted Melody (1955)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This movie chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.
11. The Great Caruso (1951)
Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This film traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso... See full summary »
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Romance
A portrait, mostly chronological, of composer, cellist, and vocalist Arthur Russell (1951-1992). His parents, friends and colleagues such as Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, his long-time ... See full summary »
Cutting Edge (1990–2017)
A Boy Called Alex
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.
15. Deception (1946)
Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
16. The Red Violin (1998)
R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A 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.
Votes: 31,095 | Gross: $9.47M
17. The Turandot Project (2000)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music
In May of 1997, Zubin Mehta conducts and Zhang Yimou directs Puccini's "Turnadot" in Florence. A year later, they stage nine performances in Beijing. This documentary focuses on the China ... See full summary »
Votes: 121 | Gross: $0.03M
77 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on how composer Dmitri Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin.
21. The Full Monteverdi (2007 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
22. Casta diva (1935)
87 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Young composer Vincenzo Bellini is still an unknown music student in Napoli when he finds in a maiden's eyes the inspiration for the aria that would become his most beloved one, "Casta Diva".
23. The Clap (2005)
12 min | Short, Comedy
An obsessive classical concertgoer (Steve Furst from the Orange ads and Little Britain) wants to be the first clapper at the end of every symphony and sonata. But when he inflicts the clap ... See full summary »
24. The Touch (1992)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Music
Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist, Stefan, who convinces him to compose a complex ... See full summary »
25. Deux (1989)
113 min | Drama, Romance
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. But both have been used to living an independent life: ... See full summary »
28. Composer Meets Quartet (1987 Video)
28 min | Documentary, Short, Music
An insight into the work by composer and pianist Herman D. Koppel with the American Cantilena Quartet before the first performance of his piano quartet 'opus 114' in 1986. The film is shot ... See full summary »
31. Chasing Tchaikovsky (2007)
Boris is a driven businessman, who has achieved a great deal of success in the time he has been in America. He is forced to, go back to his Russian roots, to keep his fortune in tact. The ... See full summary »
32. A Song for Martin (2001)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Swedish composer/conductor Martin and concertmaster Barbara fall in love. After their divorces, they're happily married. While composing an opera, Martin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It slowly changes him.
Votes: 1,059 | Gross: $0.03M
33. Villa-Lobos por uma Soprano (2011)
40 min | Documentary
Soprano Stela Brandão is one of the most avid promoters of Brazilian classical music. Through her passion for Heitor Villa-Lobos, she brings intimate and poetic reflections on the work of ... See full summary »
34. The Curse of the Gothic Symphony (2011)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
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.
36. Martha Argerich, conversation nocturne (2003)
72 min | Documentary, Music
The director Georges Gachot has a delightful and stylish gab with the great Argentinean pianist Martha Argerich entwined with wonderful excerpts of her presentations and rehearsals. Along ... See full summary »