24 Hours SCHUBERT - 【Sleep No More at Midnight】Film: The Trout & The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow
Venue: Concert Hall 3rd Floor
The Trout which was shot in 1969 is an explosion of youthful exuberance that was unlike anything that had ever been seen before. The protagonists were unknown to the general public when the film was shot but have since come to be recognized as being among the most affectionately remembered musicians of our time. Their names: Daniel BARENBOIM, Itzhak PERLMAN, Pinchas ZUKERMAN, Jacqueline du PRÉ and Zubin MEHTA.
- Duration is 60 minutes
Cello｜Jacquelin du PRÉ
Double Bass｜Zubin MEHTA
Franz Peter SCHUBERT: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow
"I believe that there are thousands, perhaps millions, of people in the world who will say that SCHUBERT is their favorite composer, but, if questioned, will not dare to put him on the level of BACH or MOZART or BEETHOVEN. I have encountered this dozens of times." - Christopher NUPEN
"This most poignant of tributes to Schubert." - Sir Isaiah BERLIN
Winner of the CZECH CRYSTAL AWARD, Prague 1994
Nominated at BANFF
It is not a film about SCHUBERT's life. It is a film about his extraordinary achievements in the last 20 months of his life after the death of his god, BEETHOVEN. SCHUBERT himself said, "Who, after BEETHOVEN, may dare to do anything." The answer was Franz SCHUBERT, who took the language of music forward into new and uncharted territory once he was liberated from his own profound respect for his predecessor. However, unlike BEETHOVEN, he does not sing of the fullness of the earth. Instead, he laments for our mortality and what he has to say, ranks among the greatest achievements in music.
The film begins with the funeral of BEETHOVEN, at which SCHUBERT was a torch-bearer, and the story is told almost entirely in music that SCHUBERT wrote in the twenty months that remained to him after that date, together with quotations from his letters and diaries and the words that he chose to set in some of his songs.
The title, The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow, is drawn from a dream which SCHUBERT wrote down, in detail, on the 3rd of July, 1822 and which is quoted in full in the film. The musicians are Vladimir ASHKENAZY, Andreas SCHMIDT, Antje WEITHAAS and Michael SANDERLING.
- Duration is 80 minutes