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Legato: The World of the Piano - Roland Pontinen: Listening to Yourself (2007)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Classical, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: German (Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1), German (DTS 5.1), German (PCM Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), English (PCM Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), French (PCM Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1), Spanish (PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Euroarts
  • DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000ZG4KV4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,588 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This DVD includes a portrait of the pianist, as well as a concert and interview. The concert is recorded live at the Ruhr Piano Festival, 2007. Works included are by Couperin, Rameau, Busoni, Saariaho, Chopin, Albeniz, Rachmaninov, Ravel, and Johann Strau

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4.0 out of 5 stars Jan Schmidt-Garre's Film of Roland Pöntinen March 24, 2010
Jan Schmidt-Garre is music documentarian who has made films about Bruckner, Furtwängler and Celibidache, among others, and who has also begun a series of films about pianists, among which are those about Marc-André Hamelin Marc-André Hamelin: No Limits - The World of the Piano, Vol. 2, Pierre-Laurent Aimard Legato: The World of the Piano: Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Not Just One Truth and Boris Berezovsky Legato: the World of the Piano: Boris Berezovsky [DVD Video], all of which are outstanding and all of which further our understanding of 'the world of the piano'. Now comes a documentary about the Swedish pianist Roland Pöntinen. The film consists of a 'Portrait' (30 mins) that shows the pianist getting ready for a concert in 2007 at the Ruhr Piano Festival and in particular working with composer Kaija Saariaho on the première of her piece Prélude and Ballade, and 'Concert' (75 mins) of that recital, and an interview with Schmidt-Garre (an excellent and very knowledgeable interviewer; 65 mins) talking with Pöntinen. There is also a 'bonus' of Pöntinen playing an Ignaz Friedman piano transcription of the 'Schatz-Walzer' of Johann Strauss jr.

The concert has an eclectic program:

Couperin: Les Baricades mistérieuses
Rameau: Gavotte in A minor with 6 doubles
Busoni: Albumblatt; Elegien: Turandots Frauengemach - Die Nachtlichen; Toccata
Kaija Saariaho: Prélude - Ballade
Chopin: Ballade No.
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