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Offline FideLeo

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Leonhardt plays Bach! In a movie!
« on: June 03, 2007, 02:03:12 AM »
Gustav Leonhardt's turn of starring (as JS Bach himself) is in this movie, now on DVD

Jean-Marie Straub's "Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach" (1968 - around the time when Leonhardt and
Harnoncourt launched their integral recording of Bach Sacred Cantatas?)



http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/chronicleanna.php

http://www.filmreference.com/Films-Chr-Czl/Chronik-der-Anna-Magdalena-Bach.html

http://www.dvdtown.com/reviews/chronicle-of-anna-magdalena-bach/3387

(Nikolaus Harnoncourt plays Leopold, Prince of Anthalt-Cöthen ;D Bob van Asperen plays
one of JSB's cousins - It's like a masked ball for the Harpsichord Brigade.) Hip hip
hurrah! A must-see!  ;D

« Last Edit: June 03, 2007, 02:55:29 AM by fl.traverso »
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Re: Leonhardt plays Bach! In a movie!
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 02:20:48 AM »
Yes, a great movie, and not only because of the music. To me, one of the two best movies about a composer (the other is "Tous les matins du monde" about Marais and Sainte-Colombe). The exact opposite of movies like Amadeus or that "thing" where Gary Oldman makes a clown of Beethoven.

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Re: Leonhardt plays Bach! In a movie!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 10:21:02 AM »
Thank you for the followup!  ;D
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Re: Leonhardt plays Bach! In a movie!
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 04:22:34 PM »
Just ordered it and safely put it at the top of my queue, thanks.

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Re: Leonhardt plays Bach! In a movie!
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 04:39:15 PM »
But...can they act?!

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Re: Leonhardt plays Bach! In a movie!
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 06:11:58 PM »
But...can they act?!

They PLAY!   ;D

OK...this one is superbly ACTed, but it is about LvB instead..



Un grand amour de Beethoven

Harry Baur: Beethoven
Jean-Louis Barrault: Karl

dir. Abel Gance


« Last Edit: June 05, 2007, 06:35:59 PM by fl.traverso »
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