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Great Composers: Mozart


 
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Item #:  D4118
Our Price: $19.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 59 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031411890
ISBN: 0-7697-8389-9


Availability: In Stock

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This landmark series presents the lives and works of seven musical giants from the Baroque era to the twentieth century. It examines the backgrounds, influences and relationships that make these seven composers part of the very fabric of the history of western music. Each composer's life and work is presented through extensive performance sequences, and through interviews and comment from some of today's greatest artists and most respected authorities.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was without doubt the most prodigiously gifted of all Western composers. More than any other composer, it is his mythological biography – from the archetypal ‘Wunderkind’ childhood to his early obscure death – that defines our popular conception of a great composer. This film unravels two hundred years of fiction and myth. The deteriorating relationship Mozart had with his father, and his choice of Constanze for his wife are re-assessed in this film which expertly depicts the intrigue and jealousy that surrounded his life. This is shown alongside extracts from the hit film Amadeus based on Peter Shaffer’s superb play about the composer.

Interviewees include Charles Rosen, Imogen Cooper and Jonathan Miller with extracts from Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Piano concerto in E Flat and Requiem.

 

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Cast & Crew

Narrated by Kenneth Branagh

Music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Piano: Imogen Cooper

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Endellion Quartet

Contributors:
Jonathan Miller • Sir Georg Solti • Cecilia Bartoli • Sir Colin Davis • Charles Rosen • Lillian Watson • Imogen Cooper • H C Robbins Landon


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Mozart November 11, 2013
Reviewer: Jeanine from Wisconsin  
This video is by far one of the most helpful and knowledgeable videos I have watched about Mozart. I am doing a school paper and this video filled in many blanks for me. Thank you.

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