[ Seventh Art DVD / DVD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 15 September 2015
PG No Notes
The latest in British documentary filmmaker Phil Grabsky's In Search Of series, looking at the life of Polish pianist and composer Frédéric François Chopin, whose grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and whose music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide.
For four years Grabsky travelled the globe recording performances by world class musicians and conversing with respected historians and musicologists in a quest to discover new insights into Chopin, the man and his musical genius.
Featuring Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam, Jeremy Siepmann, Nelson Goerner, Kevin Kenner, Janusz Olenjniczak, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century conducted by Frans Bruggen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt.
Juliet Stevenson narrates and RSC actor David Dawson voices Chopin's letters.
Running time: 115 minutes
"In Search Of Chopin is what you'd expect from a classical music documentary. The music performances and letters from Chopin poignantly set the scene, allowing us to better understand the composer's life, from his upbringing in Poland, to his final moments in Paris. Narrated by actress, Juliet Stevenson, the documentary brings to life Chopin's experiences, and music aficionados will appreciate the detailed account. With its orchestral theme music, rich sense of detail, and emotive themes, In Search Of Chopinmay just inspire a tear or two in the audience." (FilmInk)