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1.

La Clemenza di Tito

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The Roman Empire becomes a soulless modern bureaucracy in Claus Guth's new production of La Clemenza di Tito, the first time Mozart's last opera has been seen at Glyndebourne since 1999. It is a curiously divided piece of music-theatre, insightful and intransigent, maddening and admirable in equal measure.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

This emotionally powerful film explores the painful dilemma of whether to speak out or remain silent in the face of tyranny. It tells the story of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual he struggled to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany. Driven to emigrate to South America at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig fell into despair at the sight of Europe's downfall.
Online
2018; 2016
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The First Silent Night

Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of the song Silent Night that has been two hundred years in the making. A story that begins in humble circumstances ends with the world's most popular carol. Simon journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well as the city of Salzburg, where the story of the world's favorite carol had its origins.
Online
2016; 2015
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L'europe des Écrivains: Disc 1

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Writers explore the continent through the eyes of the major figures of contemporary literature. Each film portrays a European country, shows how it is perceived and experienced, revisits its history and current issues through testimonies and writings of one or more great authors of literature from where they originated.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Erinnerungen an Österreich: Gespräche MIT Österreichischen Emigranten

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In 1938, Nazi Germany occupied Austria. In the days, weeks, and months before and after that time tens of thousands of Austrians left their homeland. Forty years later, journalist Rudolf Stoiber interviews eleven of those Austrian emigrants now living in the U.S. They talk frankly about their youth in Vienna their flight, life and exile and their relationship to their former homeland.
DVD
2015; 1978
Clemons (Stacks)
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Revanche

A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, Revancheis the stunning, Oscar-nominated international breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann. In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex (the mesmerizing Johannes Krisch) works in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara. Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife. With meticulous, elegant direction, Spielmann creates a tense, existential, and surprising portrait of vengeance and redemption, and a journey into the darkest forest of human nature, in which violence and beauty exist side by side.
Online
2014; 2008
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In Search of Haydn: Part 1 [electronic resource]

In Search of Haydn: Part One takes viewers from Haydn's days as a choirboy at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna through his gradual emergence as a composer and growing recognition, and his prestigious employment by Esterhazy at Eisenstadt. We learn how a well-established Haydn began to realize his true genius in middle age, feeling freer to experiment and play with conventions. We learn about his overall goals and approach to writing music. The film covers his music through 1773, extensively covers his opera writing career. Hear works of the period and discussion by historians.
Online
2014; 2012
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In Search of Haydn: Part 2 [electronic resource]

In Search of Haydn: Part Two opens with Haydn well-established and middle aged, but confined by his Esterhazy employers and with many of his greatest works still to come. It follows him as he breaks free from his confines with the Paris Symphonies and London Symphonies and travels extensively for the first time, becoming a star in London. It emphasizes his continued innovation into old age, and covers important works including "Missa in tempora belli" and "The Creation." The film also includes coverage of his personal life, career, and the motives and ideas behind some of his music.
Online
2014; 2012
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In Search of Mozart: Part 1 [electronic resource]

In Search of Mozart: Part One traces the composer's life from Mozart's birth 1756, in Salzburg, Austria to his marriage to Constanze Weber August 4, 1782. Follow him as he begins composing at 5 years old, and on his tour of European courts as a child prodigy, and hear how his music gradually matures and his personality emerges. Learn of his deteriorating relationship with his father, and his pursuit of marriage.
Online
2014; 2006
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In Search of Mozart: Part 2 [electronic resource]

In Search of Mozart: Part Two opens with the 27 year-old Mozart finally enjoying success. Follow Mozart's life and career from this time through his death at 35, with in-depth discussion of his operas. This film discusses his family sorrows and financial difficulties, but also his happiness. It generally rejects any romantic notions surrounding his early death or notions of a downward spiral of despair and tragic genius.
Online
2014; 2006; 2015
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Constructing for Health: Lessons From the Vienna Project

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During the enlightenment, from 1765, the Habsburg Empire capital of Vienna underwent massive transformations in urban design and appearance, from the introduction of sewer systems and streetlights to urbanization of suburbs and construction of public facilities, including parks, all guided by principles we now consider fundamental to creating healthy, green, livable cities. Habsburg Emperor Joseph II (1780-1790), a reformer with almost utopian (and quite Jeffersonian) ideas about architecture and health, extended these massive changes by contructing Vienna's medical district, including the general hospital, the military hospital, an institute for the mentally ill, and the medical-surgical military academy Josephinum. What does it mean to "construct for health" in designing cities and [...]
DVD
2014
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Before Sunrise / Before Sunset

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Two strangers meet by chance, spend a night together in Vienna, and part before sunrise. Nine years later, Jesse has written a book about the encounter. During his accelerated European book tour, he meets up with Celine in Paris. Before Jesse's flight home, he joins Celine for a picturesque walk around the city and they have an intimate conversation, ending at Celine's apartment. Will they get the chance to fall in love all over again?
DVD
2013; 1995
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Gone: The Disappearance of Aeryn Gillern

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On October 31, 2007, Kathy Gilleran - a police veteran from the small town of Cortland, New York - received distressing news from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna: her son Aeryn, a U.N. researcher and former Mr. Gay Austria, has disappeared. Upon her arrival in Vienna, police tell Kathy her son was last seen fleeing an exclusive men's sauna downtown and they have no interest in further investigating his case.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inside the Kunshistorisches Museum, Vienna [electronic resource]

The Kunsthistorisches Museum is a treasury of antiquities and weaponry collected by the royal family known as the Habsburgs - a dynasty that ruled much of Europe for 500 years. In this episode, we visit the crypt that entombs many generations of the Habsburg royal family, then meet a geneticist who is attempting to discover how inbreeding led to their demise. We go hunting with falcons to discover how one Habsburg emperor's hobby laid the foundation for modern science, then recreate the alchemical experiment that led another emperor to believe that silver could be transmuted into gold. While learning the proper way to do the Viennese waltz, we discover how a dance craze impacted European history, then recreate a strange piece of ancient armor to find out how and why it was designed t [...]
Online
2012
15.

In Search of the Great Composers: In Search of Haydn

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In this eagerly-awaited documentary, Phil Grabsky's biographical account of Haydn's life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world's most celebrated musicians. Following his award winning documentaries, In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven, Phil Grabsky continues the series with In Search of Haydn. Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. Mozart and Beethoven greatly looked up to him as an inspiration and yet today in concert halls he is perhaps too often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries. As Andras Schiff recently pointed out: "The world needs to appreciate him much more: of all the really great composers, he is still the most underrated". By speaking to some of the greatest [...]
Online
2012
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Klimt [electronic resource]: A Kiss Cashes in

Although his contemporaries deemed Gustav Klimt's output "painted pornography suitable for pagan orgies," reproductions of his work are now booming in popularity. The Klimt Museum in Vienna sells an almost infinite variety of merchandise bearing his famous Kiss: along with the customary posters and coffee mugs, tourists can buy Klimt dog blankets, chocolates, Barbie dolls, umbrellas, and cookbooks. This program offers theories about why The Kiss is so well-suited to commercialization and contrasts Klimt's current success to the shocked reviews he garnered in his time. The video goes to the Klimt Museum; the Klimt Center, built to commemorate the site where the artist brought his mistresses; and a Klimt-themed nursing home in Vienna.
Online
2011
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Nannerl, la Soeur de Mozart: Mozart's Sister

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A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, Nannerl has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe.
DVDCD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Gypsy Spirit: Harri Stojka : Eine Reise

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"I've always played Gypsy Music, that's what my father taught me. But I would like to know where this music is from". Willing to discover the roots of Gypsy Music, famous Austrian guitarist Harri Stojka goes on a journey to Rajasthan, India, to meet local musicians and play with them. There, he encounters several artists using the most original instruments, and always eager to share the joy of playing. More important, he realizes that the Gypsy spirit is something that brings them together. After all, they speak the same language: the language of music. --; The film follows Viennese-born, jazz and gypsy swing guitarist Harri Stojka, on his journey to India's Rajastan, to uncover the roots of the famed Eastern European Gypsy music, and his return to Austria to perform with some of his [...]
Online
2010
19.

Freud

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A six-part BBC mini-series, filmed in Austria, New York and London. This series examines Freud's complex life, his groundbreaking work and his relationship with his patients. Special features include a newly filmed interview with David Suchet and a gallery of Suchet's personal Freud archive including production photos, press clippings, etc.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

In Search of Memory: The Neuroscientist Eric Kandel, Winner of the Nobel Prize

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The life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. a compelling blend of autobiography and history that recounts the life of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century and illuminates scientific developments in our understanding of the brain's role in recording and preserving memory. In addition to archival footage and dramatic re-creations of Kandel's childhood experiences in Nazi-occupied Vienna and his formative years as an emigrant in New York, the film features discussions with Kandel, friends and family, as well as his public lectures in Vienna and New York, which explore both his professional and personal life, especially his emotional ties to Judaism.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)