A film by Phil Grabsky, director of the critically acclaimed-In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven.
Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days.
Joseph Haydn is the composer that Mozart and Beethoven revered, yet he is somewhat overlooked. In this eagerly-awaited documentary, award-winning film maker Phil Grabsky goes in search of one of the greatest composers of all.
Approx running time: 102 mins. Special features – Complete movements and Interview with the director
Features Alison Balsom, Sir Roger Norrington, The Endellion String Quartet, The Orchestra of the 18th Century with Frans Brüggen
15th January 2012
“As with the earlier films there are no phoney reconstructions and dramatisations, just a lucid chronological account of a life using contemporary prints and new film of the places where he worked; some beautiful music by a variety of performers; informative, unpretentious contributions from musicians, critics and historians; and a commentary nicely spoken by Juliet Stevenson.”
“You can learn a lot about Haydn from biographies, but the advantage of Grabsky's detailed and comprehensive approach if that you can see the places where he lived and worked...You can also hear samples of his work in all genres...It's an ideal introduction to one of the greatest composers of his time.”