April 17, 2016 at The Moviehouse in Millerton.
Award-winning British filmmaker PHIL GRABSKY is renowned for bringing some of the world’s most important and dazzling art exhibitions onto the big screens of cinemas across the globe. He has now returned his lens to the world of classical music. He will be joining The Moviehouse audience LIVE via Skype after the film for an EXCLUSIVE discussion about this most recent endeavor in which he and his production team followed concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes for four years to create this mesmerizing film.
Filmed over the course of four years, Grabsky and his Seventh Art team followed leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.More than a portrait of a famous musician on tour; Concerto is an exploration into Ludwig van Beethoven’s life as revealed by these five masterworks.The film seeks to reveal Beethoven in a way rarely seen before and bears witness to what is increasingly being regarded as one of the greatest interpretations ever of these five great pieces of music. A beautifully-crafted film with lavish cinematography. Andsnes’s exquisite and exclusive classical performances are given far more than brief moments; they are effectively given center stage.