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Jascha Heifetz, God's Fiddler

Jascha Heifetz, God's Fiddler | Violins |
By Laurie Niles: When filmmaker Peter Rosen was approached to make a documentary on Jascha Heifetz several years ago, he met the project with some reservations.
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Movie: "Le concert" by Radu Mihaileanu, 2009.

Movie: "Le concert" by Radu Mihaileanu, 2009. | Violins |
This movie made Tchaikovsky's violin concerto popular.

Best Sound Award, Cesar 2010.

Plot (from wikipedia): A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Brezhnev and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once directed. One day, he intercepts an official invitation from the prestigious Théâtre du Châtelet. Through a series of mad antics, he reunites his old orchestra, now composed of old alcoholic musicians, and flies to perform in Paris and complete the Tchaikovsky concerto interrupted 30 years earlier. For the concerto, he engages a young violin soloist with whom he has an unexpected connection.
Hélène Brevet's comment, November 23, 2010 11:57 AM
Excellent movie!
Thierry's comment, December 7, 2010 7:36 AM
And excellent actress :P!

Le Violon Rouge (The Red Violin)

Le Violon Rouge (The Red Violin) | Violins |
I have been thinking of writing about "The Red Violin" since i saw it. I saw this movie by chance. Yes, i am really happy to have stumbled upon it.This movie is about an epic journey of a perfect ...
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Movie: "The Red Violin"; the gypsy scene

Movie: "The Red Violin"; the gypsy scene | Violins |
Plot (wikipedia): The film tells the story of a perfect violin known as "the Red Violin" for its rich red colour. At the film's beginning, the violin is being auctioned in Canada. As the bidding starts, the violin's history is revealed, showing that the violin has been in existence for over 300 years, having been made in 1681.

Its history is told in five stories set in different locations around the world—Cremona, Vienna, Oxford, Shanghai, and Montreal.

Throughout the movie, the solos are played by noted violinist Joshua Bell.
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