In Search of Haydn (2012)

In Search of Haydn


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Phil Grabsky's biographical account of the life of Haydn is a visual and aural extravaganza including breath-taking performances by some of the world's most celebrated and contemporary musicians. As with his previous films on Mozart and Beethoven, Grabsky follows the same format of presenting the composer's biography and music chronologically. Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn's personal letters, the audience gains tremendous insight not only … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Written By: Phil Grabsky
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The result is an absorbing and illuminating portrait of a composer whose popularity actually exceeded that of Wolfgang and Ludwig during his day.

Full Review… | April 12, 2012
Chicago Tribune
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Is the best way to bring audiences to this fantastic music to make them feel like they're back at school?

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
Time Out
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You don't need to be interested in classical music to find the results engrossing.

Full Review… | April 12, 2012
Time Out Chicago

Classical music groupies will rejoice over Grabsky's seemingly-final entry in this documentary series -- but is it indeed the last word? Who else could he possibly construct a film around? Vivaldi? Bach? Debussy? Prokofiev?

Full Review… | March 23, 2012
Rip It Up

In Search of Haydn is the third in Phil Grabsky's fine trilogy of films about great classical composers, a worthy successor to In Search of Mozart and the somewhat less successful In Search of Beethoven.

Full Review… | March 23, 2012
The Australian

This is a film that sweeps away preconceptions with a very thorough broom.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
This is London

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