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Prima Vista: Documentaries on Classical Music

Documentary titles that explore the world of classical music—the composers, the conductors, the performers, and the instruments.

Related lists:
Life’s Opus: Films About Classical Music
See It Loud: Documentaries on Music
All of my lists:
List Index

  • Seymour: An Introduction
  • Noseland
  • The Italian Character
  • They Came to Play
  • Trip to Asia: The Quest for Harmony
  • Licht
  • ¡Viva Maestro!
  • Bernstein's Wall
  • The Conductor
  • For the Left Hand
  • Toada para José Siqueira
  • Vivaldi – Le génie des
  • Anton Bruckner - A Giant in the Making
  • Beethoven In Beijing
  • Bernard Haitink: The Enigmatic Maestro
  • Conductivity
  • The Oratorio
  • Ein unfassbarer Pianist - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
  • Why Mozart did not use Bb?
  • A World Without Beethoven?
  • Max Richter's Sleep
  • Janet Baker: In Her Own Words
  • Pavarotti
  • The Revenge of the Diva
  • That Pärt Feeling
  • The Eulogy
  • That Higher Level
  • A Thousand Thoughts
  • Composed
  • A Family Quartet
  • Itzhak
  • A Modern Man
  • The Paris Opera
  • Strad Style
  • Yannick
  • Highly Strung
  • Joe's Violin
  • An Orchestra in Search of a Home
  • What Would Beethoven Do?
  • Young, Gifted and Classical: The Making of a Maestro
  • Concerto: A Beethoven Journey
  • Crossing Rachmaninoff
  • Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories
  • Fischer Iván
  • Hello I Am David!
  • The Joy of Mozart
  • Landfill Harmonic
  • The Lost Paradise
  • Nelsons No5
  • Pianists Street
  • Around the World in 50 Concerts
  • Imperfect Harmony
  • In Search of Chopin
  • Karajan's Magic and Myth
  • Marco: De weg terug
  • Speak The Music: Robert Mann And The Mysteries Of Chamber Music
  • Virtuosity
  • American Grand
  • Bach: A Passionate Life
  • Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict
  • Becoming Traviata
  • Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony
  • I Am Not a Rock Star
  • In Search of Haydn
  • Orchestra of Exiles
  • El foso
  • Wagner's Dream
  • About Canto
  • Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler
  • Mrs Carey's Concert
  • Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello
  • Bach & Friends
  • Dudamel: El sonido de los ninos
  • Traces to Nowhere: The Conductor Carlos Kleiber
  • Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
  • Harp Dreams
  • Janine
  • Kinshasa Symphony
  • Wagner & Me
  • The Audition
  • Freeway Philharmonic
  • In Search of Beethoven
  • Karajan or Beauty as I See It
  • KJ: Music and Life
  • Pianomania
  • Varese, the One All Alone
  • Americans in Pyongyang
  • El Sistema
  • Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
  • Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037
  • Glenn Gould: Hereafter
  • Glory to God Alone: The Life of J.S. Bach
  • In Search of Mozart
  • Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story
  • Five Days in September: The Rebirth of an Orchestra
  • Philip Glass: Looking Glass
  • I Am the Violin
  • Jacqueline du Pre In Portrait
  • A Labyrinth of Time
  • Rhythm is it!