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Author Arkatov, Salome Ramras, film director, film producer.

Title The legacy of Rosina Lhevinne / by Salome Ramras Arkatov
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2008


Description 1 online resource (57 min.)
Series Classical performance in video
Summary This documentary film offers an intimate and compelling portrait of the life and achievements of the legendary pianist and master teacher, Rosina Lhevinne: her years of study at the Moscow Conservatory of Music, her marriage to famous pianist, Joseph Lhevinne, her devastation following her husband s death and her recovery and stunningly productive life from age 65 to 96. Recognized as one of the most remarkable women of the 20th century, Mme. Lhevinne was hailed as the greatest piano teacher in the world. Through her teaching on film, we witness her influence as a creative force that not only preserved the great 19th century Russian pianistic tradition but helped students go beyond themselves to develop their artistic individuality. We see how Mme. Lhevinne s incomparable teaching career flourished after age 65. And we hear extraordinarily beautiful performances from her solo career which began at age 75 and climaxed at age 82 when Mme. Lhevinne made her spectacular debut with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Through her playing, teaching, and unique personality we witness how Rosina Lhevinne brought her passion for music making and creative living to generations of students who are now among the great musicians of the world, such as John Browning, Van Cliburn, Misha Dichter, James Levine, Hiroko Nakamura, Kun Woo Paik, Daniel Pollack, Jeffrey Seigel and John Williams. Aside from musical considerations, the examination of Rosina Lhevinne s life and accomplishments is an inspiration to those who have traditionally viewed age in terms of "declining years" and diminished creative output. To those who associate bereavement of a mate with loss of identity, Mme. Lhevinne s story speaks of recovery, adaptability and newopportunities. The elderly may identify with her capability for late-in-life resourcefulness, energy and expressiveness. By focusing on one remarkable artist whose work flourished in the twilight of her life, we may enlighten society on the creative experience, the aging process and the possibilities that lie within both
Audience For High School; College; Adult audiences
Notes English
Original version record
SUBJECT Lhevinne, Rosina, 1880-1976.
Lhevinne, Rosina, 1880-1976. fast (OCoLC)fst00128216
Subject Piano teachers.
Piano teachers.
Genre/Form Documentary
Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video