From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

David Golub
Director: Murray Lerner Cast: David Golub
David Golub
, Tan Shuzhen
Tan Shuzhen
, Isaac Stern
Isaac Stern
Murray Lerner


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In 1979, violin virtuoso Isaac Stern embarked on a goodwill tour of Red China. Filmmaker Murray Lerner went along for the ride, and the end result was the unforgettable feature-length documentary From Mao to Mozart. The best scenes involve Stern's tutoring and coaching of gifted Chinese students, and Shanghai Conservatory of Music director Tan Shuzhen's recollections of his travails in the less enlightened China of the 1960s. The film is extremely well balanced, treating Eastern and Western musical culture with equal respect and (sometimes) awe. From Mao to Mozart won the 1981 "best documentary" Academy Award.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2016
UPC: 0889290934536
Original Release: 1979
Source: Cinedigm Mod
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 57,270

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Golub Voice Only,Narrator
Tan Shuzhen Voice Only,Narrator
Isaac Stern Voice Only,Narrator

Technical Credits
Murray Lerner Director,Producer
David Bridges Cinematographer
Tom Haneke Editor
Nick Knowland Cinematographer
Walter Scheuer Executive Producer

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