Poster for <em>Concerto: A Beethoven Journey</em>

Poster for Concerto: A Beethoven Journey

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey

  • Sun 8 May 2016
  • 3:30—5:10PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $15
  • Concession $12 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: Exempt

Concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes journey to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written – Beethoven's five piano concertos.

Considered one of the top pianists of his age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a leading pianist and access to his personal and professional life. Against the background of Leif Ove playing these pieces, the film peels back the many myths of Beethoven's life. 

The relationship between the composer and his world is mirrored by the relationship between the pianist and orchestra in these concertos. The film seeks to reveal Beethoven in a way rarely seen before and bears witness to what is increasingly being regarded as one of the greatest interpretations ever of these five great pieces of music.

Award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky is renowned for bringing some of the world’s most important and dazzling art exhibitions onto the big screens of cinemas across the globe.

Over the course of four years Grabsky and his Seventh Art team follow Leif Ove Andsnes’s journey, resulting in this beautiful crafted film with lavish cinematography.

Director: Phil Grabsky
Producer: Amanda Wilkie
Editor: Rick Aplin
Cast: Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic
Language: English
Presented by: Seventh Art Productions
Country: UK | Czech Republic | Germany | Norway | USA
Year of production: 2015
Duration: 93 minutes

 

Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at Lucerne Festival 2014. Photo Priska Ketterer

Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at Lucerne Festival 2014. Photo Priska Ketterer

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