We Want the Light

We Want the Light

Director: Christopher Nupen

Cast: Christopher Nupen

     
 

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The struggles of the world's Jewish people over the course of several centuries are expressed and explored through the music they inspired in this documentary from the BBC and Opus Arte. We Want the Light brings together harrowing tales from Holocaust survivors with performances of music by such legendary composers as Mahler, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.See more details below

Overview

The struggles of the world's Jewish people over the course of several centuries are expressed and explored through the music they inspired in this documentary from the BBC and Opus Arte. We Want the Light brings together harrowing tales from Holocaust survivors with performances of music by such legendary composers as Mahler, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2005
UPC:
0809478009092
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
5:30:00

Special Features

Visual presentation of the music in the film; Play music only option in surround sound; New personal introduction by the director; Four hours of additional in-depth interviews; Evgeny Kissin plays the Andante Espressivo from Brahms' F Minor Piano Sonata, Op. 5

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Opening Credits [:57]
2. A Tone of Ambivalence and Menace [2:58]
3. The Germans and the Jews [1:07]
4. From Bach to Schoenberg [2:06]
5. The Ghettos [1:10]
6. Music and Emancipation [4:43]
7. Moses and Felix Mendelssohn [7:28]
8. More German Than Jewish [1:48]
9. Wagner and the Jews in Music [6:56]
10. The Jew Becomes the Scapegoat [4:09]
11. The Highest Purpose of Mankind Is Artistic [2:38]
12. Wagner in Israel [4:05]
13. The Words of Rabbi Leo Baeck [1:20]
14. Concerts in Theresienstadt [6:44]
15. You Must Play! [3:51]
16. Dr. Mengele [3:49]
17. The Magic of Music [3:39]
18. Gustav Mahler From Symphony No. 9, First Movement [3:36]
19. Johann Sebastian Bach From Saint Matthew Passion, No. 42 [:40]
20. Johann Sebastian Bach From B-Minor Mass, Kyrie [:27]
21. Arnold Schoenberg From Verklärte Nacht [:46]
22. Max Bruch From Kol Nidrei [:57]
23. Robert Schumann From Märchenbilder, Nos. 4 & 2 [2:13]
24. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy From A Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture [2:46]
25. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy From Elijah [1:04]
26. Johann Sebastian Bach From Saint Matthew Passion, No. 35 [:41]
27. Richard Wagner From Götterdämmerung, Siegfried's Funeral Music [4:46]
28. Richard Wagner From Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Finale [2:34]
29. Richard Wagner From Parsifal, the Music of the Grail [1:09]
30. Franz Schubert - Impromtu in A Flat Major Op. 142 [1:04]
31. Ernest Bloch From Méditation Hébraïque [:52]
32. Franz Waxman From The Song of Terezin [1:53]
33. End Credits [1:03]

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