Made to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, IN SEARCH OF MOZART is the first feature-length documentary on Mozart's life. Produced with the world's leading orchestras and musicians, told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed, this detective story takes us to the heart of genius. Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, IN SEARCH OF MOZART traces the composer's life through his music and extensive correspondence. From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart's own experiences. Throughout, it is the music that takes center stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart's life fitting around it. With rigorous analysis from musicologists and experts such as Jonathan Miller, Cliff Eisen, Nicholas Till, Bayan Northcott and the late Stanley Sadie, a new, vivid impression of the composer emerges. It dispels the many common myths about Mozart's genius, health, relationships, death and character, to present a new image, very different from Milos Forman's AMADEUS.
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I thought this movie was excellent. I loved the musician's that spoke of what emotions were being conveyed through the music. This is an excellent production. I must see Vienna.
If I did not already love his work, that would have begun somewhere early in this film.
Superb! I learned so much more about his music and life. It gave me a better understanding of his art.
Nicely Done, Filled in some blanks for me, A highlighting of Mozart's life and music.