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In search of Mozart

Author: Phil GrabskyJuliet StevensonPierre-Laurent AimardThomas AllenLeif Ove AndsnesAll authors
Publisher: [Brighton, East Sussex, England] : Seventh Art Productions, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Biography
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Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Grabsky; Juliet Stevenson; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Thomas Allen; Leif Ove Andsnes; Giovanni Carli Ballola; Matthias Bamert; Günther Bauer; Ian Bostridge; Volkmar Braunbehrens; Ronald Brautigam; Frans Brüggen; Sine Bundgaard; Imogen Cooper; Cliff Eisen; Gerald Finley; Ádám Fischer; Renée Fleming; Harry Halbreich; Ursula Heil; Stefan Herheim; Angela Hewitt; Eric Hoeprich; Konrad Hünteler; René Jacobs; Janine Jansen; Hebe Jeffrey; Simon Keenlyside; Angelika Kirchschlager; Magdalena Kožená; Lang Lang; Louis Langrée; Topi Lehtipuu; Charles Mackerras; Josef Mančal; Jonathan Miller; Roger Norrington; Bayan Northcott; Julian Rachlin; Horst Reischenböck; Christophe Rousset; Stanley Sadie; Michel Swierczewski; Nicholas Till; Lada Valešova; Sean Barrett; Frank Adams-Brown; Samuel West; Debbie Arnold; John Davies; Seventh Art Productions.
OCLC Number: 63201458
Language Note: In English with Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Includes interview with the director Phil Grabsky and the theatrical trailer for "The boy who plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan."
Credits: Edited by Phil Reynolds.
Cast: Sean Barrett (Leopold Mozart), Frank Adams-Brown (Wolfgang Mozart as a child), Sam West (Wolfgang Mozart), Debbie Arnold (Female voices), John Davies (Other male voices).
Performer(s): Narrator: Juliet Stevenson ; interviewees: Pierr-Laurent Aimard, Thomas Allen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Giovanni Carli Ballola, Matthias Bamert, Günther Bauer, Ian Bostridge, Volkmar Braunbehrens, Ronald Brautigam, Frans Brüggen, Sine Bundgaard, Imogen Cooper, Cliff Eisen, Gerald Finley, Adam Fischer, Renée Fleming, Harry Halbreich, Ursula Heil, Stefan Herheim, Angela Hewitt, Eric Hoeprich, Konrad Hünteler, René Jabocs, Janine Jansen, Hebe Jeffrey, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirschlager, Magdalena Kožená, Lang Lang, Louis Langrée, Topi Lehtipuu, Charles Mackerras, Josef Mancal, Jonathan Miller, Roger Norrington, Bayan Northcott, Julian Rachlin, Horst Reischenböck, Christophe Rousset, Stanley Sadie, Michel Swierczewski, Nicholas Till, Lada Valešova.
Description: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; all regions; anamorphic 1.1.77.
Contents: 1756 : the prodigious talent --
1766 : next step, Vienna & Italy --
1773 : master of technique --
1777 --
permission to leave Salzburg --
1778 : Paris, failure & heartbreak --
1779 : at the court of Salzburg --
1781 : Mozart the servant --
1782 : a new beginning in Vienna --
1783 : Mozart's first son --
1784 : the middle-class entrepreneur --
1786 : da Ponte, the librettist --
1787 : a sombre mood --
1789 : financial difficulties --
1791 : new commissions --
1791 : assertion of life-force.
Responsibility: filmed, written and directed by Phil Grabsky.
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A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances.

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In Search of Mozart

(EMRO user published 2010-01-12 ) Very Good Permalink
On a 33-minute extra on this DVD, Phil Grabsky explains his enthusiastic amateur interest in Mozart, describes his filming techniques and decisions regarding pieces to highlight in the film (he filmed more than 70 himself and inserted a few more on the audio track), and confesses his surprise at finding...
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