Maria Joao Pires, A Film by Werner Zeindler, 1991
By Maria Joao Pires; Werner Zeindler. By Werner Zeindler. Sound: PCM Stereo; Region: 0. Instrumental. 1 DVD. With Language: German, French, Portuguese; Subtitles: English, French, German. Published by Arthaus DVD (NX.109164).
Item Number: NX.109164
With Language: German, French, Portuguese; Subtitles: English, French, German. Instrumental.
Any discussion of great modern pianists must include Maria Joao Pires feted with a re-release of this rarely seen documentary filmed in the mid-1980s. Filmed at a time of personal rebound from a period of ill health, Pires speaks to her life and work with the same thoughtfulness and intensity that characterize her performances. Featuring Mozart's Concerto in A major K. 488, Coronation Concerto K. 537 and Piano Sonata K. 280, Chopin's Nocturne No. 1 in B flat minor, Schumann's "Abschied" from Waldszenen Op. 82, Poulenc's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Beethoven's Piano Sonata in A flat major Op. 110 and Schubert's Moments Musicaux No. 2 A flat major D780.