Rent Alfred Brendel: My Musical Life Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental

Rent Alfred Brendel: My Musical Life (2020)

4h 14min
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
When, in December 2008, six decades into his illustrious career, Alfred Brendel bade farewell to an emotional Viennese audience, it was not a full stop, as it may have appeared at that moment. Rather a semicolon. With more time on his hands, the celebrated pianist went on to focus on other activities writing (essays on music, poetry), giving lectures, leading masterclasses. In January 2021, Brendel will celebrate his 90th birthday, possessing profound knowledge and experience, as well as a great zest for learning new things. And also a sense of humour, which he has often turned against himself.
Precious few artists have influenced the perception and performance of music as much as Brendel has. He was the first to have recorded the complete Beethoven piano works, he succeeded in bringing Franz Schubert's music back to the concert stage, among other achievements. Of late, Brendel has often visited Prague to give lectures and masterclasses at the Rudolfinum, highlights of which are captured on the present video. Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert are the figures he, as a pianist, treasures most. The autobiographical lecture 'My Musical Life' provides the viewer with a glimpse of the universe full of paradox that gave rise to the legend called Brendel unveiling the sources of his inspiration, education and artistry, that formed his vision of the world. The video affords the rare opportunity to meet the living legend.
Studio:
Rsk Entertainment
Genres:
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
Countries:
Czech Republic, Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/01/2021
Run Time:
254 minutes

Reviews of Alfred Brendel: My Musical Life

Currently there are no reviews for this title

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month