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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"The most comprehensive film about Mozart I have ever seen!" - Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
"Conveys the intensity of the musical experience more grippingly than anything I have seen on film or television" - The Times
"A model of its kind" - The Independent
"Top-drawer...sential viewing" - The Guardian
Gramophone Magazine - Editor's Choice, June 2006
Made to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, IN SEARCH OF MOZART is the first feature-length documentary on Mozart's life. Produced with the world's leading orchestras and musicians, told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed, this
detective story takes us to the heart of genius.
Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, In Search of Mozart traces the composer's life through his music and extensive correspondence. From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart's own experiences. Throughout, it is the music that takes center stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart's life fitting around it. With rigorous analysis from musicologists and experts such as Jonathan Miller, Cliff Eisen, Nicholas Till, Bayan Northcott and the late Stanley Sadie, a new, vivid impression of the composer emerges. It dispels the many common myths about Mozart's genius, health, relationships, death and character, to present a new image, very different from Milos Forman's 'Amadeus'.
Subtitles: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
WINNER: Best Documentary: Dubrovnik Film Festival
Runner up: RTS Southern
Runner up: Golden Link Award
Short listed: Grierson Award
A Top 50 Amazon DVD Documentary
A Top 100 all-time grossing cinema documentary in Australia & New Zealand
Extras: Interview with award-winning director, Phil Grabsky, theatrical trailer for The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan
Works on This Recording
Work(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Notes: Excerpted works for documentary.
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
In Search of Mozart November 10, 2012
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