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Author Magierski, Tomasz, 1960-

Title Pianists : defining Chopin / produced and Directed by Tomasz Magierski
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (88 min.)
Summary The International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw is an event that takes place every five years. It is the oldest and most prestigious piano contest in the world. This lively film follows four young American pianists from different ethnic backgrounds, through each stage of the grueling thirty- day- long competition. As the camera follows each contestant s highs and lows and the enormous psychological and physical toll exacted from them, we learn what it really takes to be a pianist. Interviews with the young contestants teachers contrast the innocence of the competitors with the wisdom of their mentors. Here is a tale of passion and dedication, of aspiration and acceptance of disappointment, always with Chopin's magnificent music at its center. Music teachers and students explore various approaches to Chopin s music. Wide audiences will find this film engaging, both for the passion, dedication and inspiration of the young pianists and the timeless and universal appeal of Chopin s music
Notes Originally released as DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For College; Adult audiences
Notes This edition in English
Subject Music -- Competitions.
Pianists.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video