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In Search of Mozart
In Search of Mozart
Actors: Renee Fleming, Ronald Brautigam, Sir Roger Norrington, Magdalena Kozená
Director: Phil Grabsky
Genres: Documentary
2008     2hr 8min


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Actors: Renee Fleming, Ronald Brautigam, Sir Roger Norrington, Magdalena Kozená
Director: Phil Grabsky
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography
Studio: Seventh Art Productions
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 11/09/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 8min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Languages: English
Subtitles: Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

Fantastic documentary, A must for any Mozart fans.
Daniel Blue | 02/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A fine and enthralling film that gives a clear account of the nature of and explanation for Mozart's genius. His social and political contexts are not ignored, but above all, it is the music that is shown to be important. Clear points made by world-famous scholars and musicians. The narration and the off-screen actors playing the Mozarts father and son are all very good. The film is entertaining and enlightening; it is good for a general audience and for a secondary school music course. would be a well judged combination of learning and meant. It is attractive to listen to and to watch; the camera work is especially sensitive."
A transcendent work....essential viewing for Mozart fans and
Lorenzo de Aragua | Piedmont, CA USA | 12/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had more than a passing interest in Mozart for many years and have read several of the biographies and seen other video biographies, so it was with great pleasure that, taking a bit of a chance on this rather pricey new film, I have found what I believe to be the best single introduction to this somewhat enigmatic musician's life. Weaving musical performances with authoritative interviews w/ musicians and historians (no talking heads here!), the filmmaker explores the life and times of Mozart and brings the viewer into the present and provides, I believe, answers as to why Mozart's music lives on for us today. The interview with the Director, which I watched after seeing the film, is very informative and revealing of an extraordinary person who has not only guided the project, but also personally filmed a lot of what is seen. An amazing tour-de-force!"
A Must for all Mozart lovers!
Janet Hudson | Maryland USA | 01/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best documentary on Mozart yet produced. The musicians and performers are some of the world's very best. The film is well done and gives a real understanding of Mozart, his life and times. The musical excerpts are exceptional. Don't miss it!!"
The real "Amadeus"
Robert J. Sauerbrey | S.E. Indiana near Cincinnati | 06/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""In Seach of Mozart" gives a vivid portrait of Mozart, full of drama but without the melodrama often associated with Mozart's biographies.

The film brings together performers and historians to discuss Mozart's context and content. Thus we learn not only what and who Mozart was in the late 18th century but who he is today as a doorway to the depths of the human psyche. Beautiful and thoughtful performances enhance the total production. This is a program to enjoy and from which to learn.

Excellent work."