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TITLE: Senar - Rachmaninoff's Summer Paradise
Director: Roberta Pedrini

Genre: Music Documentary

Format: HD


Contributors: Francesco Piemontesi, Paavi J√§rvi etc.

Company: RSI

Runtime: 56' minutes.

ID: 460.




In time for Rachmaninoff's 150th birthday filmmaker Roberta Pedrini provides a biography based on the composer's wonderfully situated Bauhaus Villa on Lake Lucerne. Senar is an acronym of Sergej and Natalja R. Here he created the Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini and his Symphony No. 3. of which we hear excerpts. Francesco Piemontesi plays part of piano sonata No.2 and a transcript of Vocalise. Contributors include conductors Gianandrea Noseda and Paavo Järvi as well as Ettore Volontiery who, for a long time, headed the Foundation Rachmaninoff. They succeed in creating a fascinating picture of the man and his music.