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Christine Schäfer: Pierre Boulez


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This double program with singer Christine Schafer offers classical music in a new visual context: In "Dichterliebe" (2000), a film by Oliver Herrmann based on Robert Schumann's song-cycle of the same name, the boundaries between song recital and reality b

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  • Actors: Christine Schafer, Natascha Osterkorn
  • Directors: Oliver Herrmann, Pierre Boulez
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, NTSC
  • Language: German
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Arthaus
  • DVD Release Date: June 18, 2002
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008G6F0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,455 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Christine Schäfer: Pierre Boulez" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Christine Schafer does an excellent performance.
Adam L. Molella
There is relatively little material by Christine Schafer on video which is why I bought this DVD.
David Smith
The poetry of Pierrot is full of visions and fantasies.
Steven Guy

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Steven Guy on December 5, 2005
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One Night. One Life is one of the first DVD recordings of Classical music that uses this new medium in a creative and interesting way. Instead of merely plonking a camera in front of Ms. Schäfer, both the Dichterliebe and the Pierrot Lunaire are turning into short films. I like this approach and I have watched this DVD repeatedly and I see and hear something new every time I experience this marvellous product.

I loved Christine Schäfer's interpretation of Alban Berg's Lulu - also on DVD - and I have enjoyed her interpretations of Baroque music with period instrument orchestras. Ms Schäfer sings in clear and straight voice without vibrato. Her voice is perfect for modern/C20 music as well as Baroque music. She explains why she dislikes vibrato and the whole "diva scene" in the interview.

One Night. One Life is a disturbing and utterly compelling presentation. I have a recording of this work - Herreweghe's with the Marianne Pousseur singing, I like this recording, but I never engaged with it in the same way I do with Schoenberg's piano music and his beautiful Verklärte Nacht. When I first watched Schäfer's interpretation (with Pierre Boulez directing the Ensemble Intercontemporain) I was stunned - it was an epiphany for me. At last I really felt connected with this strange, weird, difficult and beautiful music. I think I needed to see it performed. The CGI and Matrix-like scenes are beautiful and exciting to watch.

"What is the colour of thought?", we are asked at the start of One Night. One Life, perhaps, Christine Schäfer, Arnold Schoenberg and Pierre Boulez offer us some suitable visions and speculations? I felt like I was taken deep into a very strange and dreamlike place - a place that asks us more questions than it answers.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robespierre on March 7, 2008
If you're like me, you're considering buying this DVD because you love Schoenberg, Schumann, and Schaefer, in that order. You might also be partial to song cycles, expressionism, romanticism, Schoenberg's pivotal atonal work and Schumann's greatest art songs. You might also have heard Christina Schaefer's interpretations of Berg and Krenek, and be familiar with her unearthly tone and startlingly clear intonation -- rarities in the interpretation of twelve-tone, atonal and free-tonal early twentieth century music.

If so, you'll want to own this DVD if only to know more about Schaefer's performance style, development and milieu in Berlin, which seems more open to off-kilter (non-academic) ambition than classical music's rigid hierarchy in the States.

The great: The performance of Pierrot Lunaire is stellar. Additionally, Schaefer's rendition of Dichterliebe may be enjoyed without -- or with -- the imposition of non-music-related video footage (the DVD offers both options). Personally, I prefer seeing the performers without an imposed visual narrative.

Singing Pierrot, Schaefer is in her own lofty league; in terms of intonation, she even bests greats like Jessye Norman and Christa Ludwig. I still prefer Dichterliebe versions by Fritz Wunderlich and the incredibly literary Dietrich-Fischer Dieskau, but Schaefer's interpretation is well worth hearing (and seeing).

The brave: Schaefer deserves props for sheer courage. In her videos, the singer appears nude, soaks in unpleasant-looking viscous solids, caresses hanging meat and consents to several other potentially embarrassing scenarios that other acclaimed classical singers would never dream of trying (let alone, preserving on DVD).
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Adam L. Molella on August 12, 2003
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This is an excellent video of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with an actual performance of Schoenberg's music with Pierrot Boulez doing an excellent job. Christine Schafer does an excellent performance. The visuals are far from classical; neverthless, are completely in the spirit of Pierrot Lunaire. Computer effects and animations are heavy, as well as modern interpretations by director Oliver Hermann; but, the soundtrack itself is totally classical Schoenberg. Adult scenes make this a questionable choice for young viewers-- they truely do make intellectual statements which are disturbing and nightmarish. This DVD would appeal to both those who like modern music for the visuals, and those who like modern classical music for the actual music itself. This DVD is in region code zero, and works fine on US machines. The 37 minute performance of Pierrot is accompanied with Schumann's Dichterliebe, and a huge interview, both of which are disappointing. It would have been better to have kept up with more Schoenberg and those brilliant surreal interpretations in the 37 minute portion. Of course, subtitles are available, but only if you push the right buttons manually.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By scarecrow VINE VOICE on March 13, 2005
We have a somewaht new genre here Schoenberg;s Pierrot Lunaire if you have ever experienced this work in a concert venue, kind of begs encourages its- as Jameson might say- "spatialization" and this happens here from the private introspective settings as a porn peep show to a bathroom with cigar shaped cockroaches inhabiting the white porcelein sink. Ms Schaefer is the one who inhabits these spaces and places, and is herself at times"spatialized" against a New York skyscraper at night,while singing. Schoenberg's conception of "Pierrot" was to scour through the endless variations of the imagery each contributing to the richness of the image the private ones from the more formal "passacaglia" "Nacht" to the Romantic "Sick""Kranke" Moon,visits are made also to Harlequin,Columbine, Madonna,visiting all these icons we think we know. This is high conception for 1912 and is like a boulder within the repertoire of modernity. The chamber orchestrations of timbre are indeed incredible,piano,flute,Bb Clarinet doubling Bass Clarinet, Violin and Cello; Schoenberg really has no follow-up to this,it is from his most riches period which includes the mono-drama "Erwartung", "Survivor from Warsaw", "Five Pieces for Orchestra" Schaefer plays wonderfully,the recitation or "sprechstimme" a pitched vocal,singing and speaking; declamation means you can convey more text; you really come to assume the music not experience it so much one of those enigmatic-isms Adorno was fond of, that a price is paid someplace for innovation, so we really are not drawn into the music and it is wisked away into the immediacy of the Video image,like it "melts" into it.Read more ›
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