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Tony Palmer's Film About The Salzburg Festival

Tony Palmer's Film About The Salzburg Festival
Release Date: 06/27/2006 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 10016  
Composer:  VariousWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanWilhelm Furtwängler
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 3 Hours 15 Mins. 

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The Salzburg Festival has hosted every great star of the opera and concert hall, from Toscanini to Anne-Sophie Mutter, from Fischer-Dieskau to Barenboim, from Pollini to Mitsuko Uchida.

In this film, the first to tell the story of this remarkable Festival, set in the birthplace of Mozart, director Tony Palmer has been granted unprecedented access to Austria's film archives.

Highlights include performances of Jedermann from 1920 to the present day featuring actors such as Maximilian Schell and Klaus Maria Brandauer; Don Giovanni (with Furtwängler in 1954 and a controversial performance directed by Peter Sellars in the 1990s); a wealth of footage of Herbert von Karajan, including performances
Read more never-before-seen home movies; and footage of the Nazi hierarchy at the Festival during the Second World War.

Alongside this historical footage the film interviews current stars including Plácido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Lang Lang, Anna Netrebko, Riccardo Muti and Simon Rattle, who tell their stories and open their hearts about this unique Festival.

Featuring Plácido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Lang Lang, Anna Netrebko, Riccardo Muti, Simon Rattle, Maximilian Schell, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Herbert von Karajan and others.

A Film by Tony Palmer

Region: 0 (All region)
Video: Full screen; color
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Country of Origin: USA
Original Language: English
Running Time: 195 minutes
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Various
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Don Giovanni, K 527: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1954 

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