Paramount Presents: In Search of Haydn in HD – Postponed
Live Broadcasts | 03/31/2020 | 7:00PM
Please stay tuned for the rescheduled date.
“Joyous, thrilling, informative and accessible.” – Empire
“The film rescues Haydn from any neglect he may previously have suffered.” – The Sunday Times
“Bracing, refreshing… simply very good indeed.” – The Guardian
Written and directed by Phil Grabsky
Narrated by Bafta-nominated actress Juliet Stevenson
Run Time: 1 Hour, 49 Minutes
Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians. By speaking to some of the greatest exponents of Haydn’s music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work. Haydn’s life spanned from the end of the Baroque period to Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna, outliving his younger friend Mozart. He was one of the most prolific composers, producing more than 100 symphonies, 64 quartets, 16 extant operas, 51 piano sonatas, and the oratorios “The Creation” and “The Seasons.” Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn’s personal recollections, the audience gains tremendous insight not only into Haydn’s music but an appreciation of the artist himself. The emphasis of the film, as with all the “In Search Of” films, is on the performance – and interpretation – of the works of Haydn, the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to.
More Information on The Great Composers Series:
Join us in celebrating four of the greatest composers (Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Haydn), for the exclusive re-release of the critically acclaimed award-winning The Great Composers series, with a worldwide special event cinema screening to mark each of their respective birthdays. Starting on December 17, 2019 with In Search of Beethoven and leading up to a special event on Beethoven’s 250th birthday on December 16, 2020 – a screening of the remarkable Concerto – A Beethoven Journey. This definitive and much-loved series is not to be missed on the big screen! Beethoven Year 2020 is a major European event.