Gyorgy KURTAG: The Matchstick Man
Peter EOTVOS: The Seventh Door
Two documentary films by Judit Kele
Recorded at the Palais Daun-Kinsky, Vienna, 17-19 December 2005
Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Magyar (Hungarian), Japanese
Total running time: 137 minutes
TV system: NTSC
Picture format : 4:3 (Film 1) - 16:9 (Film2)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
Region code: 0
Cat. No: DVD9DS16
Film 1: THE MATCHSTICK MAN is an atmospheric profile affording a perceptive and illuminating glimpse into György Kurtág’s world. A very private man who usually shies away from discussing himself and his work, Kurtág communicates his all-consuming passion for music and deep involvement in the world of sound to director Judit Kele. He is seen teaching and working with musicians - including his wife Márta, Adrienne Csengery or Claudio Abbado conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Other contributors to the program include the pianist Zoltán Kocsis, composers György Ligeti, András Szöllösy, Lászlo Vidovsky and Zoltán Jeney, as well as students of Kurtág.
- Recipient of the Prix SACEM du Meilleur Documentaire Musical de Création, 2000.
"... The camera makes itself discrete to capture this subtle lesson in music." - Libération
Film 2: THE SEVENTH DOOR draws a portrait of composer Peter Eötvös, a prominent champion and exponent of modern music. Using new footage, archival films and photos, Judit Kele provides an imaginative insight into the world of this tireless musician and complex personality whose desire is to "make what is heard visible". This documentary also includes interviews with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen and shows precious footage of Peter Eötvös rehearsing his opera "Three Sisters".
- Prix SACEM du Meilleur Documentaire Musical de Création, 1999.
- Festival International des films sur l’art: Pratt & Whitney Canada Grand Prize, 2000.
- Mention spéciale du jury - Festival Classique en Images, 2000.
"... A document as precious as a beautiful recording or a well-crafted score." - Télérama