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?
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.
I learned much about this likable man (including the fact that there's only one picture of him without a wig and that he never appeared with his head uncovered), and I intend to hear more of his music.
In the vein of Grabsky's documentaries about the musical genius of Mozart & Beethoven, (but) in the final evaluation, I felt slightly disappointed in this documentary, which seems to go through the motions rather than excite its audience with conviction