In Search of Mozart

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Filmmaker Phil Grabsky speaks with the most celebrated orchestras and musicians on the planet to explore the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the first-ever feature-length documentary about the 18th century composer. Over eight works by Mozart are presented chronologically in order to draw distinct parallels between the composer's music and his remarkable life. Lovingly crafted and never weighed down by history, Grabsky's film is designed to be enjoyed by classical-music ...
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Overview

Filmmaker Phil Grabsky speaks with the most celebrated orchestras and musicians on the planet to explore the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the first-ever feature-length documentary about the 18th century composer. Over eight works by Mozart are presented chronologically in order to draw distinct parallels between the composer's music and his remarkable life. Lovingly crafted and never weighed down by history, Grabsky's film is designed to be enjoyed by classical-music enthusiasts as well as the casual fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/22/2009
  • UPC: 880198102591
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Microcinema
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:08:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliet Stevenson Voice Only
Julian Rachlin Participant
Jonathan Miller Participant
Imogen Cooper Participant
Technical Credits
Phil Grabsky Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter, Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Farmer Sound/Sound Designer
Phil Reynolds Editor
Nicky Thomas Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- In Search of Mozart
1. 1756: The Prodigious Talent [13:45]
2. 1766: Next Step: Vienna J Italy [7:24]
3. 1773: Master of Technique [12:32]
4. 1777: Permission to Leave Salzburg [4:07]
5. 1778: Paris: Failure J Heartbreak [9:24]
6. 1779: At the Court of Salzburg [5:22]
7. 1781: Mozart the Servant [8:19]
8. 1782: A New Beginning In Vienna [9:31]
9. 1783: Mozart's First Son [9:08]
10. 1784: The Middle-Class Entrepreneur [11:03]
11. 1786: Da Ponte, The Librettist [7:31]
12. 1787: A Sombre Mood [10:12]
13. 1789: Financial Difficulties [5:22]
14. 1791: New Commissionns [6:51]
15. 1791: Assertion of Life-Force [7:54]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- In Search of Mozart
   Play Programme
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Interview With the Director Phil Grabsky
      Theatrical Trailer "The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan"
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A well-researched and passionate account of Mozart's music and life

    I think this is a fine and sensory film that gives a clear and intruiging account of Mozart's genius. The passionate interviews by world-class musicians personify each note of his compositions with character and life, whilst the well-researched narration remains engaging throughout. Wish the performances of some of Mozart's more famous pieces had been available in full on the DVD extras, but otherwise cannot complain. Looking forward to seeing the director's next effort; 'In Search of Beethoven' which I hope will be just as good.

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