As the story unfolds, an eccentric music publisher Otto Sander , his wife, mistress, and daughter Angelica Milster live in a Berlin villa. The piece is underscored with the music of the period recorded, or played live by Dianna Nixon throughout and features compositions by Clara Schumann; Robert Schumann; Johannes Brahms; Felix Mendelssohn; Ludwig van Beethoven and others. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide · 1947 · 1983 Robert Schumann connection unclear: perhaps his music is used? This time around, Nastassja Kinski is Clara and Herbert Gronemeyer is Robert; the story of how fame can destroy the relationship between a sensitive woman and a workaholic man remains the mixture as before. Then there was a well-received 1950s episode of The Loretta Young Show. The hijinks grow fast and furious when a long-lost Chopin piano piece is discovered. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! And in 1983, we were treated to the German-made Spring Symphony originally Fruehlingssinfonie.
However, it is quite entertaining, and helps one imagine, for instance, what the presence of young Brahms might have been like in a house crawling with children! Description: 3 film reels 103 min. Dianna Nixon will be the solo performer in this production of Virtuosa. All three of them share the same passion for music, but the battle the two men fight for Clara's affections is at the same time a fight between different artistic styles and different lifestyles, a war between the generations. She can be contacted through Joy Durston at email Look forward to hearing from you! Robert Schumann turns out to have been a second tier composer, if that, never rising to the heights of a Beethoven or Mozart. Together with his girlfriend Ally Sheedy and a wizardly computer genius John Wood , David must race against time to outwit his opponent.
While Schumann's words provide a textual mode of thought, the music conveys an array of emotional tonalities, and the visual images such as rain in a summer landscape evoke a setting that encompasses the whole. The E-mail message field is required. If so, what and where? Virtuosa will be staged at Theatreworks, St Kilda, from September 25 to October 6 as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and is booked for four performances at the Castlemaine Festival, November 1996. Click on photo for larger picture. It is a highly romantic piece that will appeal to lovers of music of all kinds. Angelika Milster's ragtime improvisations in this film won an Ernst Lubitsch Film Prize. The film is accurate, and not highly dramatized or romanticized far from the truth.
Filled with musical spoofs and brilliant pastiches of classical works, as well as send-ups of the pop music world of the time 1975 , this movie also finds time to spoof surrealism. Virtuosa is unique in its incorporation of words and music, and is the perfect vehicle for pianist, singer and actor Dianna Nixon. New York: Ballantine Books, 1994. . Even like this, Robert and Clara, who had become lovers through working together as composers, continue to defiantly engage in their relationship.
Eva Weissweiler was involved in a major capacity. Robert Schumann is portrayed here as a struggling artist, an idealist who lives from hand to mouth, more along the lines of Mozart. This play will go some way towards correcting that. Filmed in Germany, Austria and France, the film follows the career of Schumann quite truthfully - i. My favorite scenes are those romantic moments between Clara and Robert, the opening scene with Paganini playing a violin concerto with lightning speed, all the chamber music scenes and recitals Clara has and the finale in which finally, Clara and Robert have married and decide to open their own concert hall.
Rohig - Music Director Dorn, Anja-Christine Preussler - Clara as a Child, Helmut Oskamp - Alwien Wieck, Uwe Muller - Becker, Kitty Mattern - Princess Starnitz, Bernhard Walker - Baron von Fricken, Sonja Tuchmann - Baroness von Fricken, Ursula Gerstel - Chamber Maid, Wolfgang Greese - Presiding Judge, Herbert Gronemeyer - Robert Schumann, Andre Heller - Felix Mendelssohn, Michael Sylvio Heufelder - Von der Luhe, H. · 1997 · 1990 · 1989 · 1988 · 1986 Childhood Scenes of Provincial Life · 1985 · 1983 · 1975 This intelligent film is also rollicking, slapstick farce and musical comedy. One highlight is the deadpan pianistic comedy of concert pianist Franz Hummel, who composed the phony Chopin piece. Heller, Winifred Harris - Women at Party, Byron Foulger - Court Officer, Josephine Whittell — Lady in Box, Clinton Sundberg - Dr. The time is early 19th century 1830-1850 during the Romantic Era craze in classical music.
There are rumors of other films about Clara Schumann. Credits: Director, script, Peter Schamoni ; photography, Gerard Vandenberg. Clara gives up her thriving career as a concert pianist to devote herself to her struggling composer husband Robert. Quoted from: Martin, Mick, and Marsha Porter. The other important player in this tale, Johannes Brahms Robert Walker , subsequently proposes to Clara, having been infatuated with her all along. It would've been nice to have a wide release date during the 100th Anniversary year, but alas, it is not to be. Hepburn, understandably, is the soul of this handsome movie directed by Hollywood stalwart Clarence Brown, and the actress learned to play several piano pieces well enough to do justice to her close-ups in performance.
For a more factual presentation geared for adults, see Spring Symphony. Conductor Wolgfang Sawallisch leads his orchestra in brilliant music by both Robert Schumann and Clara. Nastassja Kinski and Herbert Gronemeyer star as Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann, star-crossed classical musicians of the nineteenth century trying to overcome the stifling objections of Wieck's father. Natassia Kinksi plays a fine Clara, strong, independent, refined, romantic, soulful. Muriel Hogue — has a script that was performed in Canada, apparently available now through publishers in the U.
In contrast, Clara Wieck was a master technician in the playing of the piano, a composer probably not at Schumann's level , and was a child prodigy. Close your eyes and listen to the piano interludes, dubbed, uncredited, by Arthur Rubinstein. He gets romantically involved with the more wealthier and polished Clara Wieck whose father opposes their love. When Schumann finally wins his Clara, Spring Symphony is the expression of his love and passion for her. As 1996 is the centenary of Clara's death it is fitting that this work be premiered here this year.