A series of 4 documentaries of Georges Zeisel and Catherine Zins
Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th at 7pm
Tanna Hall 527 / Sherbrooke street west.
Free admission / tickets needed.
Production INA/ La Sept (ARTE)
Co-production: CST Prague, / MTVBudapest
I. Vienne, 1er mouvement
The birth of the Classical style (1760-1828)
II. Variations sur un thème Européen
The National Schools of String Quartet in Europe (1830-1930)
III. Largo desolato: l' Exil
IV. Dernier mouvement : Reprise
The String Quartet in USA, the return to Europe (1938-1988)
This series of documentaries trace back
Through testimonies of the most significant musicians of the 20th century, this documentary series traces the history of the String Quartet and of its performers.
The story of its birth in Vienna, at the time of Joseph Haydn, to the present day through its migration in Europe in the 19th century and its international migration to the USA in the 30s.
This story brings together interviews, rehearsals, master classes and film archives documents that feed the narrative. The documentaries were filmed in France, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Great Britain and the United States.
With the participation of:
Norbert Brainin (Amadeus Quartet)
Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet)
Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violinist)
Sandor Vegh, (Vegh Quartet).
Walter Levin (Lasalle Quartet)
Guenter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet)
Andras Mihaly (violinist)
Sandor Dévich (Bartok Quartet)
Milan Skampa (Smetana Quartet)
Antonin Kohout (Smetana Quartet)
Serge Collot (Parrennin Quartet)
Louis Krasner (violinist)
Adrienne & Felix Galimir (Galimir Quartet)
Eugen Lehner (Kolisch Quartet)
Leonard Stein (Schoenberg Institute)
Eleonore Slatkin (Hollywood string Quartet)
Samuel Rhodes & Joel Krosnik (Juilliard String Quartet)
Isidore Cohen (Beaux Arts Trio)
Sidney Griller (Griller Quartet)
rehearsals, masterclasses and concerts:
Musicians of the Marlboro Festival and Tangelwood Academy.
Hollywood String Quartet
Budapest String Quartet
Alban Berg String Quartet
Lasalle String Quartet
Wihelm Furtwangler + Berliner Philharmoniker
Willi Boskowski + Wiener Philharmoniker