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“You’ll hear Beethoven as if for the first time” - The Guardian
“As an exploration of the nuts and bolts of Beethoven it is excellent” - San Diego Reader
Directed by Phil Grabsky
Year of Production: 2015
Run Time: 1 Hour, 32 Minutes
Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday at The Paramount Theater during Concerto - A Beethoven Journey. Filmed over the course of four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he travels the world playing sell-out concerts with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in an attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of piano works for piano ever written: Beethoven's five piano concertos.
Considered one of the top pianists of the age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers a rare insight into the world of a world-class pianist but, more importantly, against the backdrop of Leif Ove and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra playing these five pieces, the film attempts to peel back the many myths of Beethoven's life to explore how this prodigious talent from Bonn became one of the world's greatest composers by the time he wrote the fifth concerto. Perhaps, above all, it is the fresh new biography of Beethoven that is most revealing.
More Information on The Great Composers Series:
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.