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Films by Adrian Marthaler

(Switzerland 1988 and 1997) - Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonie classique, Igor Stravinsky: Loreley


Wed, 16 Jan 2013 6 p.m.



2013-01-16 – Musik bewegt Bilder (HWS)

Adrian Marthaler worked for Swiss television for more than 30 years as a producer and director in almost all areas, from “entertainment” to “music, dance and theatre”. He made numerous music films, many of which received major film awards. Together with Armin Brunner, he developed a new style for the presentation of music on television. He directed the successful television event La Traviata in the train station, broadcast on Swiss television, ARTE and other channels.

In January 2011, our film series opened with Adrian Marthaler’s Mahler’s Sechste – Das Lied von der Vergänglichkeit. This visualisation of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony was well received by audiences. In the 2012/2013 season, the director makes another appearance.

We are showing three of his productions from the late 1980s and 90s: Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht in the original (sextet) and orchestral version, Prokofiev's Symphonie classique, and Loreley, an homage to Stravinsky. Our presentation of these films offers a rare opportunity to see them other than on television, and to discuss them with the director.


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