Dvorak - In Love | Firefly Entertainment FFDVD8102

Dvorak - In Love


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Label: Firefly Entertainment

Cat No: FFDVD8102

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Documentary

Release Date: 7th July 2014



Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)


Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)


The Cello Concerto by Dvorák is one of the most popular concertos ever written and one of Dvorák's last ever works, but  a strange and rather tragic, story lies behind its composition. Renowned director Tony Palmer investigates the story behind the music in the wonderful ‘Dvorák - In Love?’.

In the early 1980s Tony Palmer visited Prague looking for books about Dvorák, at the time Czechoslovakia's most  famous composer, surprisingly there were none. In September 1988 he filmed a new recording of the Cello Concerto in  Prague, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the great Czech maestro Václav Neumann, the soloist was  Julian Lloyd-Webber, already making a reputation as one of the leading British cellists of his generation. He went on to  explore how this stunning piece of music came to existence.

‘Dvorák - In Love?’ was originally a co-production with Czechoslovak Television, but when they saw the finished film and  its political content, in tears they explained why it could not be shown in Communist-ruled Czechoslovakia. Two years  later the Russians were finally thrown out and this film was the very first documentary to be shown on the newly liberated Czech television.

DVD specifications:
Region: 0 (All Regions)
Rating: E (exempt)
Duration: 52 mins
Picture Format: NTSC (all regions), 16:9, colour

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