"A film in two parts"--Insert.
Duration on container includes extra features.
Program notes in English, French and German, and song texts in Swedish with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish translations inserted in container.
Extra features: Personal introductions by Christopher Nupen (8:00) ; Allegro molto: an Allegro Films compilation (38:35).
Allegro Films: A 05CN D (additional no. on container: A 05CN).
[Music by Jean Sibelius] ; lighting camerman, David Findlay ; film editor, Peter Heelas.
Includes performances by: Elisabeth Söderstrom, soprano ; Boris Belkin, violin ; The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra ; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally produced for television, c1984.
"Celebrates the musical quest of one of the great symphonists of the twentieth century; Jean Sibelius, as seen through his music, his letters, and the words of his wife Aino, who was with him for more than sixty four years."--Container. These documentaries examine the life of the Finnish composer using narrative, archival photographs and film, and musical performances.
Rating: Not rated.
DVD; NTSC; all regions; 4:3, 16:9 anamorphic (DVD menus and intros); LPCM stereo.
English narration with optional German, Spanish, French and Italian subtitles; songs sung in Finnish.
New York International Film and Television Festival, Silver Medal in the Music Category, 1984; Banff Television Festival, Special Jury Award, 1985.