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In Search of Mozart
BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Monday 27 January
Celebrate Mozart’s birthday with this fascinating film, narrated by Juliet Stevenson.
This film traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence, bringing in international music experts and brilliant musicians.
Produced with the world’s leading orchestras and musicians and told through a 25,000-mile journey along every route Mozart followed, this is a detective story that takes us to the heart of genius.
From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart’s own experiences. Throughout, it is the music that takes centre stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart’s life fitting around it. With rigorous analysis from musicologists and experts such as Jonathan Miller, Cliff Eisen, Nicholas Till, Bayan Northcott and the late Stanley Sadie, a new, vivid impression of the composer emerges. It dispels the many common myths about Mozart’s genius, health, relationships, death and character to present a new image very different from Milos Forman’s Amadeus.
“It’s difficult to make an artist long dead seem engaging and relevant, no matter how effervescent he was while alive. But not only does Phil Grabsky showcase Mozart’s heavenly music to reinforce his brilliance, he also plays upon the misconceptions about the man gleaned from the historically inaccurate, Oscar-winning biopic Amadeus. A host of scholars and noticeably attractive classical performers talk about Mozart’s historical significance and how his work makes them feel, while narration traces his life from child prodigy to premature death at age 35. The amount of detail further enhances our understanding of both the genius and the man.” Time Out
Tickets: Full £11 Adult concessions £10 19-30 £8 18 & under £6
Running time: 2 hrs 25 mins
Doors open: 7pm
Certificate: This screening is certified U (tbc)