A film about the pioneering career of Christopher Nupen, who founded one of the first independent production companies in the 1960s, at the dawn of the music documentary era. Seizing upon the emerging camera technology and his unique access to a golden generation of artists, he filmed classical music in a completely new and intimate way. Now 86, Nupen reflects on over 75 productions about musicians and composers, spanning more than 50 years. He is joined by leading figures in music (Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Daniil Trifonov, John Williams, Evgeny Kissin and Pinchas Zukerman) and broadcasting (David Attenborough, David Elstein, Michael Grade and Melvyn Bragg) who share their insight into a unique chapter in the history of music on television.
Allegro Films for BBC