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Release Date: Monday 28 August 2006
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G - This autobiographical film about the most important and influential composer of the 20th century features documents, photographs and film never seen publicly before.
All Regions - Widescreen 16:9 - Stereo - Colour / Black & White - 166 Minutes
This autobiographical film about the most important and influential composer of the 20th century features documents, photographs and film never seen publicly before. Stravinsky's three surviving children talk about their father and there are contributions from the late Madame Vera Stravinsky, Igor's music associate Robert Craft, Marie Rambert, Balanchine, Kyra Nijinsky, Nadia Boulanger and many friends.
Included in the film are important performances: "Les Noces" heard here in its original scoring, and "Petrushka", specially recreated for the film by the Bolshoi in its 1911 choreography. Finally, there is priceless film of Stravinsky himself in this unique portrait.
"A wholly wonderful programme... much of this filmed portrait is like a miraculous image, filled with the sense of Stravinsky as man and musician, above all as Russian and believer."
-PAUL GRIFFITHS, THE TIMES
"An extraordinary portrait - this superb British documentary provided an excellent, thorough overview of Stravinsky and his music."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES
"All the virtues of the film seemed to stem from Stravinsky himself - and no higher tribute could be paid to the technical virtuosity of Palmer's film, which achieved miracles of compression, lucidity and respect."
-THE FINANCIAL TIMES
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