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Title The Curse of the Gothic Symphony. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 83 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by First Run Features in 2011.
Summary The Curse of the Gothic Symphony follows the journey of a fanatical and eclectic group of music lovers who aspire to break the curse behind British composer Havergal Brian's notorious First Symphony. At over two hours long and requiring two orchestras, four brass bands and five full choirs it is regarded as the Mt. Everest of classical music. Gripped by the challenge to bring off the first staging of this monstrous symphony, these modern day crusaders will not stop until they triumph against all odds...failure is not an option. The curse must be broken. "Delightful...a fine portrait of obsession in action." - Alex Ross (music critic, The New Yorker) "This gripping film takes us inside the belly of the creative beast." - Urban Cinefile "A swift, entertaining look at a very particular artistic quest." - ABC Radio (Australia). System requirements: Adobe Flash Player.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Brian, Havergal 1876-1972.
Music -- Symphony.
Classical Music -- Gothic -- Documentary.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Wood, Randall film director.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1137533 Kanopy
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