- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 15, 2009
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Tony Palmer Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Classical music conductor-composer-pianist Andre Previn has been a noteworthy presence in the music world for five whole decades. This fine documentary, directed by seasoned musical film director Tony Palmer, tells Previn's remarkable story. Chronicling his rise from a dispossessed Berlin refugee to an Academy Award-winning composer of film scores (GIGI, PORGY AND BESS) and conductor of two world-renowned orchestras, THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS is a fascinating musical portrait.
André Previn still maintains a full conducting, playing and composing schedule. He is a phenomenal pianist, a conductor of profound insights, and a composer of considerable tonal originality. This film was made during the preparations, rehearsals and first performances of the opera, A Streetcar Named Desire, in San Francisco.
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