KURTAG, G.: Matchstick Man (The) / EOTVOS, P.: Seventh Door (The)


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Kurtag, Gyorgy - Composer
The Matchstick Man
Judit, Kele - Television Director
Eotvos, Peter - Composer
The Seventh Door
Judit, Kele - Television Director

Playing Time: 00:56:19
Catalogue Number: MID13245066

Film 1: The Matchstick Man is an atmospheric profile affording a perceptive and illuminating glimpse into Gyorgy Kurtag's world. A very private man who usually shies away from discussing himself and his work, Kurtag communicates his all-consuming passion for music and deep involvement in the world of sound to director Judit Kele. He is seen teaching and working with musicians - including his wife Marta, Adrienne Csengery or Claudio Abbado conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Other contributors to the program include the pianist Zoltan Kocsis, composers Gyorgy Ligeti, Andras Szollosy, Laszlo Vidovsky and Zoltan Jeney, as well as students of Kurtag.

Film 2: The Seventh Door draws a portrait of composer Peter Eotvos, a prominent champion and exponent of modern music. Using new footage, archival films and photos, Judit Kele provides an imaginative insight into the world of this tireless musician and complex personality whose desire is to "make what is heard visible". This documentary also includes interviews with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen and shows precious footage of Peter Eotvos rehearsing his opera Three Sisters.

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