Notes & Reviews:
In this biographical and musical road movie by Andy Sommer, Antoine Wagner heads to Switzerland on the trail of his great-great-grandfather, renowned composer Richard Wagner. In order to apprehend the composer's complex personality, Antoine Wagner returns to sites where his ancestor lived, meeting historians, musicologists, musicians, and enlightened amateurs, and exploring the landscapes that inspired Richard Wagner in one of his most artistically rich periods.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 133 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French
Wagner’s anti-semitism is also touched upon and dealt with matter-of-factly, but the music is spectacular, as are the views in Switzerland that inspired Wagner who was, in fact, an avid hiker.
This is a wonderful documentary, informative and well shot, with archival photos and fascinating interviews. If you want to know more about Richard Wagner, human being, this documentary is worth checking out. Highly recommended.
Submitted on 11/08/13 by KlingonOpera
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