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Title In search of Chopin [(DVD) videorecording] / a film by Phil Grabsky.

Imprint [United Kingdom] : Seventh Art Productions, 2016.
Publication Info. Brighton, England Seventh Art Productions, [2014]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  786.2092 CHO    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (115 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Documentary film.
System Details DVD ; region all.
Language English dialogue; English French, German, Japanese or Polish subtitles.
Performer Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam, Nelson Goerner, Kevin Kenner, Janusz Olejniczack, piano ; Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Brüggen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt, conductors.
Credits Juliet Stevenson, narrator ; David Dawson, voices of Chopin's letters.
Summary Acclaimed director Phil Grabsky will bring to the cinema around the world the life and music of Frederik Chopin - one of the greatest composers of all time. His grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide - but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights? For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. By talking to acclaimed musical historians such as Jeremy Siepmann and bringing to the screen performances by such esteemed musicians as Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and Kevin Kenner he hopes to answer those questions. Renowned stage and screen star Juliet Stevenson provides narration. David Dawson brings life to the letters of Chopin himself.
Subject Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 -- Bibliography.
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Composers -- Poland -- Biography -- Videodiscs.
Music -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Videodiscs.
Piano music -- 19th century -- Videodiscs.
Piano with orchestra -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary films.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Grabsky, Phil, director, producer.
Barenboim, Daniel, 1942- performer.
Brautigam, Ronald, 1954- performer.
Kenner, Kevin, performer.
Brüggen, Frans, 1934-2014, conductor.
Andsnes, Leif Ove, 1970- conductor.
Vogt, Lars, conductor.
Stevenson, Juliet, narrator.
Orchestra of the 18th Century, performer.
Seventh Art Productions, production company, issuing body.
Standard No. 5060115340403
Music No. SEV182 Seventh Art Productions
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