This concert programme includes both Chopin Concertos with Garrick Ohlsson and the Warsaw Philharmonic under the baton of Antoni Wit.
Bonus: The documentary pays tribute to Chopin’s art to his highly original writing and show how much of a contribution it made to 20th century music and modern-day piano music with the participation of Garrick Ohlsson, Bella Davidovich, Evgeny Kissin, Piotr Anderszewski, Yuja Wang .
To this end we are combining two approaches: a narrative approach with a biographical account, which focuses on the composer’s most creative periods. And an analytical approach with first-hand accounts by some of the greatest performers of his works. Among them: Garrick Ohlsson, Bella Davidovich, Evgeny Kissin, Piotr Anderszewski and Yuja Wang.
The first approach captures Chopin’s genius in his time by evoking his life, his work, his existential concerns and his musical influences.
The second approach, which forms the mainstay of this documentary, conveys the passion artists have for performing Chopin and their understanding of his music today, which appears to be so easy and is yet so difficult to play.
Filmed archives of prestigious pianists, some of whom are no longer with us, complete this portrait of Chopin’s art.
Picture format: 1080i Full HD 16:9
Sounds formats: PCM Stereo, DTS Master Audio HD
Region code: All (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 150 mins (97 min performance, 53 min documentary)
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