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After the Storm: The American Exile of Bela Bartok
     

After the Storm: The American Exile of Bela Bartok

Director: Donald Sturrock

Cast: Laszlo Barsony, The Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Gyorgy Sando

 
This film presents the poignant story of the exile of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. Bartok left his homeland during the destruction of Europe in World War II, and sought refuge in New York. The film chronicles his life there, through his own recollections, as well as through the recollections of friends and relatives. Artistically misunderstood and impoverished,

Overview

This film presents the poignant story of the exile of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. Bartok left his homeland during the destruction of Europe in World War II, and sought refuge in New York. The film chronicles his life there, through his own recollections, as well as through the recollections of friends and relatives. Artistically misunderstood and impoverished, Bartok lived his final five years in adversity; yet, he triumphed in creating some of his most outstanding musical compositions, including his "Third Piano Concerto," the "Sonata for Solo Violin," and the "Concerto for Orchestra." The Budapest Symphony Orchestra perform excerpts from Bartok's works. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
UPC:
0032031440692
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kultur Video
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:15:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laszlo Barsony Actor
Budapest Symphony Orchestra Actor
Gyorgy Sando Actor
Bob Peck Participant
Béla Bartók Participant
Yehudi Menuhin Participant
Georg Solti Participant,Conductor
Ervin Lukacs Conductor

Technical Credits
Donald Sturrock Director
Eric Abraham Executive Producer
Laszlo Banki Executive Producer
Malcolm Daniel Editor
Andrea Dickinson Editor
Keith Hopper Camera Operator
Tim Humphries Sound/Sound Designer
Janos Illes Camera Operator
Dennis Marks Executive Producer
Laszlo Matz Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- After the Storm: The American Exile of Bela Bartok
1. Introduction [3:09]
2. Life in Hungary [4:33]
3. Arrival in New York City [6:09]
4. Serbo-Croatian Folk Songs [3:18]
5. Diagnosis of Leukemia [3:59]
6. Friendships and the Community [8:11]
7. Concerto for Orchestra [15:46]
8. The Influence of Nature [7:11]
9. Sonata for Solo Violin [2:38]
10. Piano Concerto No. 3 [7:57]
11. The Death of Bartók [10:58]
12. Credits [:52]

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