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Title:
Gustav Mahler, autopsy of a genius
Author:
Sommer, Andy.
Publication Information:
Austria : Euroarts, 2011.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"... tells Mahler's real story... it shows the sounds, colours, trends, successes, fanaticism and hostilities, as Mahler felt and experienced them himself. Mahler's portrait comes to life through the places and objects of which he took possession: his conductor's podium, his summer home where he composed, his glasses, baton, musical score and manuscripts. The film attempts to recreate the soul of a man, rather than of an idol"--Container.
General Note:
Program notes in English, French and German (7 p. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Language:
French
Geographic Term:
UPC:
880242588388
Format :
DVD

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As directed by Andy Sommer from a script that he wrote with Catherine Sauvat, this revisionist documentary cuts through much of the romantic mythology surrounding Austro-Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) to provide a "sensorial" portrait of the said musical genius. In other words, it uses newly-discovered evidence to convey, for the viewer, the signs, sounds, hostilities and obsessions that Mahler experienced from day to day and over the years. In evoking Mahler's soul, the film also draws on many objects central to his life, such as his summer home, his glasses and his baton. Those who appear in the film include: Thomas Hampson, Jonathan Nott, Pierre Boulez and Claudio Abbado. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi


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