Tony Palmer takes on Igor Stravinsky, one of the 20th century's most acclaimed and influential composers, in this rich, thoughtful documentary. Featuring stories and insights from Stravinsky's children, wife, and colleagues (such as Balanchine, Robert Craft, and Jean Cocteau), the film traces the long arc of Stravinsky's career from start to finish. Highlights include rare footage of the composer at work, and performances of "The Rite of Spring," "The Violin Concerto," "The Rake's Progress," and many more.
Description by Kultur Films:
This biographical film about the most important and influential composer of the 20th century includes documents, photographs and film never seen publicly before. Stravinsky's three surviving children talk about their father and there are contributions from the late Madame Vera Stravinsky and many friends and colleagues. Included in the film are important performances from Les Noces, Petroushka and also a priceless film of Stravinsky himself.
20th Century |
Archival Footage |
Classical Music |