In Search of Haydn

In Search of Haydn

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Documentarian Phil Grabsky (In Search of MozartIn Search of Beethoven) continues his investigative series with Joseph Hayden, the underappreciated 18th Century classical composer. More

"Haydn (1723-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. Mozart and Beethoven looked up to him as Papa Haydn, and yet today in concert halls he is often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries. As Andras Schiff pointed out: 'The world needs to appreciate him much more: of all the really great composers, he is still the most underrated.' By speaking to the greatest living exponents of Haydn’s music, this film intends to readdress the balance and to shed light on this forgotten master and his work." (Official Synopsis)

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2012Rating: PG103 minsUK
DocumentaryMusic
Director:
Phil Grabsky ('In Search of Mozart', 'In Search of Beethoven')
Writer:
Phil Grabsky

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Urban Cinefile

In the vein of Grabsky's documentaries about the musical genius of Mozart & Beethoven, (but) in the final evaluation, I felt slightly disappointed in this documentary, which seems to go through the motions rather than excite its audience with conviction.

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