Mendelssohn, The Nazis And Me
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This program also examines how the influences of both Judaism and Christianity affected Mendelssohn's music, and was made by documentary-maker Sheila Hayman, Mendelssohn's great-great-great-great niece.
'Writer-director Sheila Hayman's articulate, radiantly intelligent film' - FINANCIAL TIMES
'This entrancing film succeeded as a personal and justifiably proud celebration' - SCOTSMAN
'A tangled tale... presented absolutely compellingly by Sheila Hayman' - GUARDIAN
'A fascinating film that tells how, despite its best efforts, the Third Reich could not extinguish Germany's love of Mendelssohn's work' - OBSERVER
with performances from Daniel Hope, Steven Isserlis, Asaf Levy and Larry Todd
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By the way, I believe that Hayman herself descended from Felix's sister Fanny who we now know was a gifted musician and composer, although, surprisingly, this is never mentioned in the film. I have read a lot about the Mendelssohn family in the past year and think this remarkable family deserves its own movie!
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Mendelssohn is my favorite composer, so I thoroughly enjoyed the story as well as the musical score. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Alan in Boxankle