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Maria Joao Pires - A Film by Werner Zeindler 1991

Zeindler / Pires
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 109164  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz SchubertRobert SchumannWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires
Number of Discs: 1 
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MARIA JOÃO PIRES – Portrait of a Pianist

A film by Werner Zeindler

The Portuguese pianist’s return to the concert platform in the mid-1980s, after a break due to ill health, was a triumph. This programme shows her pursuing her professional career with renewed vigour and talking with great frankness and intensity about her life and work. The music Pires plays includes Mozart’s Piano „Concertos Nos. 23 K. 488 and 21 K. 467“, as well as his „Piano Sonata K. 280“, Chopin’s „Nocturne No. 7 in c-sharp minor, Op. 27“, No.1, Schumann’s “Abschied” from „Waldszenen Op. 82“, Poulenc’s „Sonata for Clarinet and Piano“, Beethoven’s „Piano Sonata No. 17 in d-minor, Op. 31, No. 2“ and „Schubert’s Moments Musicaux No. 2
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Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Audio Languages: German, French, Portuguese (multilingual)
Subtitles: English, German, French
Running time: 60 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

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Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
2.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 9, Abschied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K 280 (189e): Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775 

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