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Mara Gerety

cool documentary on Maxim Vengerov

April 28, 2007 at 5:14 PM

Since we all probably need a little cheering up right now....here is a neat series of videos about Maxim Vengerov I found on YouTube. The film is already about ten years old but it's still quite interesting, amusing, enlightening, entertaining and inspiring. The Finnish subtitles (why??) can be sort of annoying, but I'm not complaining.

part one (includes a hilariously hammed-up Khachaturian "Sabre Dance")
part two (with a unique and very funny take on "Tambourine Chinois")
part three (with some great film of him as child prodigy back in Russia)
part four (Brahms sonata #3!)
part six
part seven
part eight ("Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" as Spanish melodrama)

It's long, but worth it, IMHO. :)

From janet griffiths
Posted on April 28, 2007 at 6:01 PM
Gosh! I was taken back to those first ground breaking documentries highlighting Jaqueline Du Pres, Daniel Baremboim,Pinchas Zuckerman,Isaac Perlman and Zubin Mehta.Here the new generation meets the old and its quite something else.
From Terez Mertes
Posted on April 29, 2007 at 3:37 AM
Looking forward to checking it out, Maura.
From al ku
Posted on April 29, 2007 at 11:48 AM
thank you very much maura for the time and thought to compile the clips.
From Bernard Wong
Posted on May 1, 2007 at 4:36 AM
That's is really cool, will that be released in a DVD?
From Maura Gerety
Posted on May 1, 2007 at 3:05 PM
No idea--it's about 10 years old already, so maybe it already is on DVD somewhere. Would be nice to see it on full screen, not in the fuzzy little YouTube box...

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