Tatu Filmes Brazil
Adventures in Listening: Kurt Masur
A film by Amit Breuer
2009, Canada - Brazil - Germany
English and German with English subtitles
KURT MASUR one of the world's great Maestros challenges and teaches the next generation of young musicians and conductors by stretching their limits and transforming their perspectives and abilities. For these fortunate young students, these are lessons they will draw on for the rest of their lives. Shot over a few years the film follows Masur's masterclasses around the world. The film is a carefully constructed collage organically interweaving Masur's teachings and his personal life experiences into a comprehensive emotional portrait of one of the most respected music conductors of our time.
The film accompanies Masur on this personal journey as he moves between different locations and cultures. We travel from a masterclass that takes place in Breslau (Wroclaw) Poland, to Brieg - a short distance from Masur's beloved childhood home; and from Campos De Jordao Brazil, to New York's Manhattan School of Music each time capturing intimate moments with unprecedented access to the great Maestro.
Adventures in Listening captures the mysterious power of the Conductor and the psychology and emotional depth of the art of conducting-the magical authority that connects music with musicians and audiences worldwide in a timeless and masterful fusion.