Films on literature, music, art, history, society and more. Top up your ideas! The films in the Academy media library form the core of the site effort to nudge folk towards 'being cultured.' In our eyes 'being cultured' just means knowing a bit more about how the world works, how human beings work together best, what it means to be a worthwhile person in a general as well as a particular sense. There is no creed on offer. It's not a religion. There are no absolute answers. But quite a few folk have done it before us so we need to look back as well as we can and use their experience. We need to read their books and look at what they created. The astonishing resource of easily available films like these on your smartphone or screen means that getting cultured is open to millions whereas before it was only a tiny minority of folk 'born lucky' at the top of society you might say who had the chance. They didn't always take it! Make sure you do.. Get going!
Brahms was born in Hamburg into a poor but musical family. Fortunately his talent was early recognised and he received devoted and first class tuition from local musicians in Hamburg a sophisticated and musical city. Brahms settled in Vienna where he came to be recognised as one of the great musical masters of the century. As a composer of wonderful melodies he can hardly be excelled but his work is also marked by an unforgiving effort towards the highest possible standards. Brahms could never let go until he felt he had given of his best. The film traces his interesting life and is followed by an overview of his work. AM066HD20 Brahms 2020 35'22
BRAHMS: seeking perfection
Brahms was born in Hamburg into a poor but musical family. His talent was early recognised and he received devoted and first class tuition. He was discovered by the violinist Joachim and the composer Schumann and he enjoyed amazing success from his very first published...