Bruno Monsaingeon is not only one of the most outstanding music film directors but also a passionate violinist, writer and a great devotee of languages. His grand oeuvre of films hitherto contains 85 films. Legendary artists like Yehudi Menuhin, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oïstrakh, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Guennadi Rozhdestvensky, and Julia Varady were accompanied for many a long year and multiply portrayed.
In honour of his 70th birthday in December, EuroArts and Idéale Audience are proud to present the Bruno Monsaingeon Edition. This ultimate collection of a lifelong work will consist of various individual editions with films by the director. These editions are dedicated to one of each of the above mentioned artists and will be presented in a high-grade box consisting of a book and multiple DVDs in German, French and English. Ample pictorial and text material will be forming the editorial foundation in the respective book.
The first edition is dedicated to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau . You will find several recitals with Lieder by Schumann and Schubert, the documentary “Autumn Journey”, three master classes as well as a world premiere: “Last Words - A conversation about music in one prologue and sixteen scenes”. In 2008/2009 Bruno Monsaingeon had the rare opportunity to capture Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in a very intimate light during many hours of most personal conversations which turned out to be the last filmic captured encounter. As a quintessence Bruno Monsaingeon turned these eight hours into the film preserving a unique testimony of this extraordinary artist for posterity.
The 204-pages hardcover book, in German, French and English includes biographies, poems of the Lieder cycles, various by Bruno Monsaingeon, interview excerpts, comprehensive photographic material from Fischer-Dieskau’s private archives.
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