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Chopin's Works - A Guide for the Perplexed
Art of Chopin
Dir.: Gérald Caillat | 53 minutes

Other Screenings

It is Impossible to Imagine the Piano Repertoire without the Compositions of Chopin, who Revolutionized Piano Technique and Expression

Lecture (in Heb.) by: Dr. Ron Regev

Concert performed by: Ron Regev piano

In the program: Chopin - A selection of waltzes, nocturnes, etudes; the  Ballade no.1 in G minor, Op. 23 and Polonaise in F sharp minor, op. 44

France 2010 | 53 minutes | English, French | Hebrew subtitles

Celebrating the 200th birthday of the great composer, this documentary is a tribute to Chopin’s art and his highly original style of composition and shows how much of a contribution he made to 20th century music and modern-day piano music. To this end, the film combines two approaches: a narrative approach, with a biographical account focused on the composer’s most creative periods, and an analytical approach featuring first-hand accounts by some of the greatest performers of his works, such as: Garrick Ohlsson, Bella Davidovich, Evgeny Kissin, Piotr Anderszewski, and Yuja Wang. Archive footage of prestigious pianists, some of whom are no longer with us, complete this portrait of Chopin’s art.