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"A directional coup – inventively filmed and coolly perceptive." - New Zealand Herald
"A masterpiece." - Sydney Morning Herald
"A superb account providing an understanding of the creative impulse and how it is captured and expressed." - The National Business Review
Written and directed by Phil Grabsky
Narrated by Bafta-nominated actress Juliet Stevenson
Run Time: 1 Hour, 55 Minutes
Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights? For four years, award-winning Phil Grabsky travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. Some of the world’s best musicians provide the music, including Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam, and the Orchestra of the 18th Century. Funny, heart-breaking, inspirational – this film has been called the first to really illustrate the true nature of this remarkable and still widely-loved composer.
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Join us in celebrating four of the greatest composers (Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Haydn), for the exclusive re-release of the critically acclaimed award-winning The Great Composers series, with a worldwide special event cinema screening to mark each of their respective birthdays. Starting on 16th December 2019 with IN SEARCH OF BEETHOVEN and leading up to a special event on Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 16th December 2020 – a screening of the remarkable CONCERTO – A BEETHOVEN JOURNEY. This definitive and much-loved series is not to be missed on the big screen! Beethoven Year 2020 is a major European event.