Celebrating Bruno Monsaingeon

EuroArts and Idéale Audience are proud to present the ultimate collection of a lifelong work of probably the most outstanding music filmmaker who has documented life…
We are proud to present the second edition of the ultimate collection of films by Bruno Monsaingeon, probably the most outstanding music filmmaker, who has…
How did artists survive in the Soviet Union? How tricky did they have to be in the face of authorities? What kind of danger and difficulties did they have to fear?…
Sviatoslav Richter
Sviatoslav Richter (1915–1997), one of the greatest pianists of all time, breaks his lifelong silence and allows himself to be interviewed for this autobiographical fi lm. We see his life on an epic scale as he evokes his wild childhood, his…
Two films by Bruno Monsaingeon, the grand-seigneur of documentaries about music, explore the fascinating music scene in the Soviet Union. Set against a background of…
Surely Bach’s French Suites, which he composed during his years at Cöthen (1717–1723), are among the finest inducements to practise that any teacher has ever made to…
David Oistrakh was one of those legendary musicians whose art of playing continues to influence violinists today. Along with Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Nathan…
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Re-released in 2016 on the occasion of Yehudi Menuhin’s 100th birthday, this film is devoted to the artistic heritage of a personality who ranked among the most extraordinary musicians of his time, even as a child. Menuhin was not a mere musician: he…
Vladimir Ashkenazy directs the highly acclaimed Chamber Orchestra of Europe and virtuoso violinist Valeriy Sokolov in this remarkable programme of Finnish works…
As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a citizen of the world, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century, a unique project to be…
In 2003, after a career spanning nearly forty years, Julia Varady discreetly retired from the public stage. She now dedicates her time to teaching. While for most…
Grigory Sokolov, piano;
Bruno Monsaingeon, director
A dim light picks out the outlines of the hall. Suddenly a massive shadow appears and moves swiftly over to the keyboard. There follows the vaguest of unsmiling acknowledgements in the general direction of the audience, and then the music begins.…