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Title Franz Peter Schubert : the greatest love and the greatest sorrow / written and directed by Christopher Nupen ; produced by Allegro Films
Published Guildford, England : Allegro Films, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (81 min.)
Series Classical Music in Video
Summary Franz Schubert's reputation suffered from the fact that he did things differently, and when a work of art is new and different, and the world cannot categorise or label it, it often takes a long time for the world to understand and accept what that work has to offer. In some ways, these things haunt Schubert's reputation even today. To complicate the picture still further, Schubert lived, and in some ways his music continues to live, under the shadow of Beethoven. Schubert himself asked the question "Wer vermag nach Beethoven noch etwas zu machen?" (Who would dare to do anything after Beethoven?). The answer, of course, was Franz Peter Schubert and, most notably, in the music that he wrote after the death of his God, Ludvig van Beethoven. The title of this film is drawn from a dream which Schubert wrote down, in detail, on the 3rd of July, 1822 and which is quoted in full in the film
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Jul. 25, 2014)
Credits Lighting and camerman, David Findlay ; film editor, Peter Heedas
Performer Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano ; Andreas Schmidt, baritone ; Antje Weithaas, violin ; Michael Sanderling, cello ; Petersen Quartet ; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus ; Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
Notes Spoken in English
In Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow
Subject Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Ashkenazy, Vladimir, 1937- performer
Schmidt, Andreas, 1960- performer
Weithaas, Antje, performer
Sanderling, Michael, performer
Sawallisch, Wolfgang, 1923-2013, conductor
Nupen, Christopher, director, author of screenplay
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. Works. Selections.
Petersen Quartett, performer
Bayerischer Rundfunk. Orchester, performer
Allegro Films (London, England)
Other Titles Greatest love and the greatest sorrow