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tv   Arts and Culture - News  Deutsche Welle  February 26, 2019 10:45pm-11:00pm CET

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the annual lemon festival in. its popular events on the french riviera spain is fantastic the world's in citrus of course. but first a musician's brain is a thing to behold consider the technical mastery of an instrument the mathematical precision of the music and then there's that incredible balance of discipline and emotion that come together to express something sublime violinist michelle bottle one not only achieves that balancing act but he makes it look effortless and he does it with a repertoire a puts him in a class of his own. music speak for itself. performances have been described as stunning compelling and breathtaking violinist is hailed as one of the most talented artists of his
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generation and works with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world. his repertoire encompasses both the cool classical and romantic works as well as a great deal more contemporary music for many years barenboim enjoyed a close collaboration with the late great french conductor and composer. whose music he regularly performs. barenboim is also the longtime concert master of the west eastern divide. his father world renowned pianist and conductor daniel barenboim co-founded the orchestra in one thousand nine hundred nine to unite young arab and israeli musicians promoting coexistence and intercultural dialogue being part of the musical dynasty meant music was always going to play a major role barenboim's life he started playing the via. in age seven and today
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enjoys a flourishing international career. and it is a great pleasure to welcome him the man himself michele bachmann born here in the studio so glad you could join us. and we heard it just now in the piece critics can't get enough of your work as a soloist they're saying things like the soul of each work you've had such great acclaim for your focus on twentieth century composers and contemporary music lessons like really behind your that are it's exactly well known to everybody tell us something about how that affinity evolved but i have to say i mean. i was always interested in contemporary music and twentieth century music that's where i can't really pinpoint the moment where where. suddenly half and i always had the large interest in music moves and also the classics and. all of these great
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composers and to me this is the twentieth century and then to contemporary music in one leap year blazed in the other they grew up with geoff wood as more that i had the opportunity and the chance to work with him on several occasions and that gave me a lot i learned a lot about music a lot i learned a lot from my playing joe he's a he's very he's so knowledgeable that he could even help me with my violin playing and he said an incredible influence let's listen to one of your signature pieces that you know that you've performed so famously by billy's this is all ten to i believe let's have a listen to this. fascinating
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tones there and i can't stop using the word precision how do you approach a piece of music this complex as a musician and for the first time. of this piece it's a bit of a particular case because obviously since there's on time two there's also on time one and all time one is a piece for solo violin which is exactly the same structure as on time two but this is a little bit shorter so if you've studied altered one you already know the kind of the skillet the skeleton under skeleton of the other you know you know what's coming all this all the see all the the sections are the same only slightly longer and the second thing that is different that you could hear old so in this excerpt is that there's life electronics which enhances the peace it gives it gives more
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richness to the to the sound but also it multiplies sometimes what's dividing is playing in so much that you don't sometimes know what is played by the violin and what they're trying to explain is that in the audience you have this because the speakers are surrounding your learned and you get the impression that sometimes in the sections that are very kind of fast that you're you almost don't realize anymore is this the violin though or is that over the drugs that you listen to to relax just quickly. if i usually don't really listen to music to relax i have the defenses as a musician off and you will find that the people when music is playing they're always listening activity and this is you can't relax like that so if i want to relax i usually don't listen to anything there's been a long time concert meister of a master of the western. on orchestra was co-founded by your father. do you do you. there's been
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a lot of controversy about him recently here in berlin in terms of his his leadership style what have you learned from him for working with him with the divine orchestra and do you how do you separate the different sort of strands of relationships that you have to drive and i've been very fortunate in the divine and i've learned a tremendous amount i've basically had most of my musical education in the west the third divine also from my father learning you know i mean there's not there's not a better teacher to learn how to play than to learn how to approach music to him and also why my method what was going to become my my main biden teacher i was the village in the west easter and yvonne who sadly passed away last march and so. with these things i was very fortunate to. learn a lot and concerning his leadership style and i mean that in the divine that i've been playing in there for almost twenty years he yes he's strict and demanding but
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i've never experienced any situations that would warrant such such. such. yes such a such a reproach because the indian the conductor the conductor is there for this that's that's what he's there for and therefore we accept the bottom by we're going to have to leave it there thank you very much for coming in and bringing these insights you've got an exciting year with some exciting debuts coming up and wish you all the best in l.a. with cost of a good amount for instance with the days in a philharmonic in march and thank you very much for being here thank you thank you thank you. all when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade they say but down in will toll on the cold does europe in southern france they take it much further than that lemons are their livelihood and for a few days every february the town is a dazzling display of color with citrus clad gardens floats and sculpture no time to be sour puss. employ in fantasy made out of our genes in them.
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ten decorated floats accompanied by acrobat sound musicians parade down the seafront prominent for two weeks the town of montana on the french riviera tend to over twice celebration of lemons. because. the entire world knows what lemons mean to us they symbolize the town of monto and the joy of its residents no . locals call the lemon the golden fruit on the town pulls out all the stops for the annual festival of citrus fruit. and months of work have gone into the preparations. we put so much work into this and the result is very satisfying to all of this i saw. this industrial park on the edge of town is one of the sculptures i made. today first designed in a three d.
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computer model then i am passive welded to make the frames the fruit is attached at the last possible moment if it's not fresh it will form off. because of those the rubber band goes underneath here and then it's pulled tight where. the fruit will be held by it's all going to take a team of seven or eight people two days to decorate a single float so we use thirty kilos of fruit per square meter on every single float zero zero but get it buckshot. fifteen one hundred sixty five tons of citrus fruit went into the decorations. lemons have been cultivated in montana seven hundred years and have helped bring prosperity to the region one hundred years ago montana was europe's largest lemon producer unfortunately that's changed says family slitty a who has won numerous prizes for the quality of a citrus fruit. lemons from all tall are less acidic and they stay fresh for
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a long time in our soil is the reason they grow so well we have very sandy soil here and there is a broom and. to serve my ancestors earned a living from lemons just as i do today if you do it properly this route is a gold mine. three nights the vet is gardens in montana illuminating. the fantasy world if yellow and orange lights up the night. it's one of the festival's highlights. i'm very impressed this is wonderful really lovely to see how much work went into this it's really impressive because of course with this incredible work amazing it's all. filled with light sound and fragrance the annual lemon festival in
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montana is one of a kind. a wonderful celebration of life right there and in that spirit we'll finish with a musical tribute to mark hall us the creative mastermind behind the pioneering since pop pop band talk talk an inspiration for an entire generation of musicians he was and his music has been covered by the likes of madonna and many others and sadly hollis passed away on monday at age sixty four so here in his honor some of his own words words to live by life's what you make it all the best to you and watch wasn't really. me.
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