Music series: Second of four
All of these films are almost like a concert with high quality music interspersed into the well scripted narrative.
By speaking to some of the greatest living exponents of Haydn’s music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work. Phil Grabsky hopes that Haydn will reach a wider audience who will be surprised, entertained and enthralled by Haydn’s wit, humanity and insatiable creativity.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is celebrating four of the greatest composers (Chopin, Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven) for the exclusive re-release of the award-winning In Search Of series, with a worldwide special event cinema screening to mark the Year of Beethoven celebrating his 250th birthday.
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. Mozart and Beethoven greatly looked up to him as an inspiration and yet today in concert halls he is perhaps too often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries.
UK 2012, 102 min, rated G
Directed by Phil Grabsky
Juliet Stevenson narrates.