Saturday, 11 Apr 2020 15:26
Avant-garde director, Philippe Rousselot has created an ode to avant-garde music and a tribute to the works of the great composers, including Bach and Beethoven, by recreating the music in the images of the era, from the 18th century to the 19th. The film features not only the famous works of the great composers but also some of their lesser known compositions. The scenes are chosen to be very different, as the director also keeps the music as close to the original as possible. Each of the composers in the film is very different from the rest, especially the music of Beethoven. The best example of this is the scene where Bach is walking through the forest, as the wind whistles over his brow and his voice is enveloped in the background. The scene is very beautiful, as the music is performed in a very different way to the classical music that was played in this time. Other examples of this are the scene where Beethoven is reciting his symphonies to the audience, and the scene where Beethoven reads his work aloud. The acting in the film is very good, with Rousselot choosing his actors very carefully, selecting people who could really bring their characters to life. The music is very well done and is a fitting tribute to the composers. The film is a great achievement, and one that I recommend to anyone who is a fan of music or the composers who made it.