Upcoming Productions 2020
- in production-
The Gypsy Influence investigates the tremendous influence of so-called Gypsy music on classical composers from Haydn and Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, to Lehár and Kálmán, Ligeti and Kurtág.
In a second narrative, closely connected to the first, the film portrays past and present of Gypsy bands. Main protagonists are the violinists Barnabás Kelemen and Lajos Sárközi Jr., both from musical families with a long tradition. We accompany them to rehearsals and concerts, see them play with friends and family and learn more about their musical ancestry. The documentary‘s historical narrative starts with Panna Czinka, famous first Gypsy prímás and at the same time the first woman prímás, and further explores the Gypsy influence in composers and musicians with Hungarian roots such as Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók.
A film by János Darvas
Produced by EuroArts Music