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Sender Freies Berlin

Works: 541 works in 750 publications in 5 languages and 5,546 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies  History  Bible films  Historical films  Filmed operas  Operas  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, Performer, Other, Editor, isb
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sender Freies Berlin
Dekalog = The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in Polish and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten, approximately one-hour films made for Polish television that each feature one of the 10 commandments as a thematic construct
Heimat : a chronicle of Germany by Edgar Reitz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in German and English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible saga of a German family from the end of World War I to 1982--an immersion in the lives, loves and tragedies of the extended Simon family. The riveting 15 1/2 hour film was the sensation of the Munich, London and Venice Film Festivals
The art of conducting : great conductors of the past by Sue Knussen( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features sixteen of the great conductors of this century in rehearsal and performance. Archival footage complements first-hand recollections of these conductors by some of today's most eminent musicians
Europa-Konzert from Lisbon by Pierre Boulez( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concert performance by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Palermo on 1 May 2002 was one of the concerts held annually to commemorate their foundation on 1 May 1882
Heimat : a chronicle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially farmers and craftsmen in a Rhineland village, later becoming soldiers, Nazi officials, industrialists, and famous artists
Dekalog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally made for Polish television, Dekalog focuses on the residents of a housing complex in post-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Using the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure, the ten hour-long films deftly grapple with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time. Also presented are the longer theatrical versions of the series' fifth and sixth films: A short film about killing and A short film about love
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg : Oper in drei Aufzügen = opera in three acts by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is Richard Wagner's most ceremonious opera. It is considered the most festive opera per se ... The Mastersingers is Wagner's only opera in which all figures represent ordinary people without any supernatural skills or fates ... The underlying thematic principle here as in many of Wagner's other operas is a conflict. Stolzing, the 'free' artist, is in opposition to the mastersingers and their 'traditional' art. The political spirit of the times, the great debate between conservatives and progressionists, is poignantly reflected here ... Quite unique amongst all of the operas of Richard Wagner."--Guide
The Huguenots : grand opera in 5 acts = Die Hugenotten : grosse Oper in 5 Akten( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the slaughter of thousands of Huguenots during the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572. Starring Angela Denning, Lucy Peacock, Richard Leech, Hartmut Welker and Camille Capasso
Fela Kuti : double feature : documentary & concert by Fela( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher don't teach me no nonsense is a 1984 television documentary examining Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti's life, music, and political views, with selected live performance segments. Berliner Jazztage '78 is a concert film originally broadcast on German and Nigerian television
Preussisches Märchen : Oper by Boris Blacher( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the surface it is a comic version of the "Hauptmann von Köpenick" story in which it is not the petty thief Wilhelm Voigt who carries off the prank but a respected member of society, the clerk Wilhelm Fadenkreutz. He is not a factory owner like Diederich Heßling, but definitely has many of the characteristics of the hero of "Der Untertan". Boris Blacher and Heinz von Cramer Cramer quickly realised that such a devastating critique of Germany's past would not be easy to stage, and they toned down the satirical text before presenting it to the intendant of the Städtische Oper, Heinz Tietjen
The four seasons concertos for violin, strings and basso continuo, op. 8, 1-4 by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concert opgenomen op 28 oktober 1987 in de Philharmonie te Berlijn
One night, one life. Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two video adaptations of musical works: One night, one life (37 min.) is based on Arnold Schönberg's Pierrot lunaire, and Dichterliebe (44 min.) is a treatment of Schumann's song cycle
Carimbó : dance music from Pará, Amazonia by Verequete( )

4 editions published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Gespenstersonate : Kammeroper by Aribert Reimann( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1984, as part of the Berlin Festival Week, the Deutsche Oper Berlin staged the world premiere of German composer Aribert Reimann's opera "Die Gespenstersonate". Based on the drama by the Swedish writer August Strindberg, the chamber opera tells the story of a student, who muses about the inhabitants of a fancy-looking house. His crucial meeting with the Old Man pulls him into a world of intrigues, sickness, depression and murder
Orpheus in der Unterwelt : burleske Oper in drei Akten by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Orpheus in der Unterwelt", Offenbach's satirical answer toGluck's "Orfeo", was premiered in Paris 1858 and portrays society as amoral, the upper class as lax and indifferent to all and public opinion in charge of both. In the early 1980s legendary director Götz Friedrich created his own contemporary version of the operetta at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in German, filled with allusions to the contemporary cultural scene and society in general. Starring a large cast of renowned artists - singers and actors - Orpheus' odyssey to the Olympic Gods and to the Underworld, in order to save his wife, receives a new face - away from Paris in the 19th century and to bourgeois West-Berlin
Oedipus : Musiktheater by Wolfgang Rihm( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the most versatile and best-known contemporary German composers, Wolfgang Rihm has always impressed and shocked with the powerful expressiveness of his music. And his "Oedipus", originally commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1987 has lost nothing of its musical impact over the years
Ein Bild = An image by Wolfgang Rihm( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot in four days (July 19-22, 1983) at Playboy's photography studio in Munich, the film begins with the building of the set and follows through to the dismantling of the set at the end of the job. Farocki includes all phases of the photo shoot and shows the participation of the many people involved in making one photo. Though the Playboy photographer instructs the model to "give us your usual saucy look", Farocki strips the glamour and allure from the subject by focusing on the labor and orchestration behind it
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opening of the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 24 September 1961 is always seen in the context of partition of Germany, cemented six weeks earlier, and the construction of the Berlin Wall. The coincidence of the two events did not go unnoticed in the many press reports at the time, with most citing remarks about the city's circumstances by the then Governing Mayor of Berlin, Willy Brandt: "Having experienced more in the last few weeks than in an entire generation, a city divided by a wall of coercion and shame is once again making music, producing theatre, staging fine international exhibitions and can at last open the doors of its long-awaited new opera house." For almost twenty years - since the destruction of the former "Deutsches Opernhaus" in November 1943 - Berlin had had to make do with a makeshift stage. Although already in the early stages of a terminal illness, Ferenc Fricsay conducted the inaugural performance. Fricsay died in 1963. Staged by Carl Ebert, the performance featured a cast of singers unparalleled to this day, including Dietrich Fischer- Dieskau in the title role, Elisabeth Grümmer and Pilar Lorengar as Donna Anna and Donna Elvira, Donald Grobe, who stepped in at short notice and built an international career on his performance, Walter Berry as Leporello and Erika Köth as Zerlina. The inaugural performance of Don Giovanni at the Deutsche Oper Berlin is available here for the first time on DVD. The recording of the dress rehearsal on 23 September 1961 was broadcast on German national television simultaneously with the premiere on 24 September
Capitães de abril = April captains by Maria de Medeiros( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Portugal on April 24, 1974 the words of poet Jose Alfonso in the banned song "Grandola" sparked a revolution when the song was broadcast over the radio over and over again as a signal for a military coup against the oldest dictatorship in Europe
The Berlin concert : three superstars live at the Waldbühne by Oscar Peterson Trio( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The four seasons concertos for violin, strings and basso continuo, op. 8, 1-4
Alternative Names

controlled identityRundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Berlin Sender Freies Berlin

Orchester des Senders Freies Berlin.

Orchestra of Sender Freies Berlin.

Radio Free Berlin


S.F.B. (Sender Freies Berlin)

Sender Freies Berlin. Orchestra.

Sender Freies Berlin organisatie uit Duitsland

Sender Freies Berlin Presse- und Informationsstelle

Sender Freies Berlin public service broadcaster in Berlin

Sender Freies Berlin radiodiffuseur de service public à Berlin


SFB (Sender Freies Berlin)