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Mendelssohn, The Nazis and Me - A film by Sheila Hayman

Sheila Hayman
Release Date: 01/26/2010 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4511  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Steven IsserlisDaniel HopeAsaf Levy
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me

Felix Mendelssohn was a passionate Christian. He was also born a Jew. This film, marking the 200th anniversary of his birth, tells the extraordinary story of what happened, generations later, both to Mendelssohn's family and to his music, when the Nazis remembered the Jewish roots of Germany's most celebrated composer.

This program also examines how the influences of both Judaism and Christianity affected Mendelssohn's music and was made by documentary-maker Sheila Hayman, Mendelssohn's great-great-great-great niece.

Includes performances from Daniel Hope, Steven Isserlis, Asaf Levy and Larry Todd.

“Writer-director Sheila Hayman’s articulate, radiantly
Read more intelligent film” - FINANCIAL TIMES

“This entrancing film succeeded as a personal and justifiably proud celebration” - SCOTSMAN

“A tangled tale... presented absolutely compellingly by Sheila Hayman” - GUARDIAN

“A fascinating film that tells how, despite its best efforts, the Third Reich could not extinguish Germany’s love of Mendelssohn’s work” - OBSERVER

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 59 minutes
Format: NTSC, LPCM
Color: Color
Language: English
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Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello), Daniel Hope (Violin), Asaf Levy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

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