PART I It’s all about the music: the art of Marc-André Hamelin [47'48] A documentary film, featuring Marc-André Hamelin, which looks at the music-making of virtuoso composer–pianists from both the present and ‘golden age’. Including interviews with Ronald Stevenson, Robert Rimm and Andrew Keener, plus Marc-André Hamelin performing music by Albéniz, Alkan, Busoni, Dukas, Godowsky, Hamelin, Kapustin, Liszt, Medtner, Rzewski and Schubert. PART II Recital: Hamelin in Charlevoix, Quebec [47'50] Including interview with Marc-André Roberge (Professor of Musicology, Laval University) PART III Extra features [25'45] Interviews with Jay Reise (composer), Harvey Wedeen (Professor of Piano, Temple University) and Robert Rimm (author of The Composer-Pianists: Hamelin and the Eight) Concert performance of Busoni’s Piano Concerto Op 39, fourth movement, ‘All’ Italiana' Running time: 121 mins approx. Language: English Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese Format: All regions NTSC DVD 5: Single Layer Dolby® Digital 2.0 16:9 Anamorphic
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'There's no doubt about Hamelin's superb artistry, or the extraordinary inventiveness of his programming… Hamelin is the most poetic of virtuoso players and his musical refinement is a constant feature of a recital which includes some extremely difficult music…. Picture and sound quality are very good' (International Record Review)
'An example of human potential at its highest' (Musical Point ...