Biopics of Classical Composers

biographical movies about the lives of composers of classical music ... research started in 2007 ... work in progress ... any suggestions welcome
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1.
Strauss' Great Waltz (1934)
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The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger. (81 mins.)
“ Johann Strauss I (German: Johann Baptist Strauß, Johann Strauss (Vater); also Johann Baptist Strauss, Johann Strauss, Sr., the Elder, the Father; March 14, 1804 – September 25, 1849) was an Austrian Romantic composer. Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. ” - ursulahemard
 
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The Life and Loves of Beethoven (1936)
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Lyrical biography of the classical composer, depicted as a romantical hero, an accursed artist. (135 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
“ Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) was a German composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
3.
The Great Waltz (1938)
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In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else... (104 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. ” - ursulahemard
 
4.
New Wine (1941)
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Biography of composer Franz Schubert (87 mins.)
“ Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
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“ Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). ” - ursulahemard
 
6.
The Great Mr. Handel (1942)
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A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd. (89 mins.)
Director: Norman Walker
“ George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German, later British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. ” - ursulahemard
 
7.
A Song to Remember (1945)
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Biography of Frederic Chopin. (113 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Frédéric François Chopin (22 February or 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and a virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo piano. ” - ursulahemard
 
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The Magic Bow (1946)
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Biography of the famous--and notorious--Italian violinist Nicola Paganini. (106 mins.)
Director: Bernard Knowles
“ Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. ” - ursulahemard
 
9.
Song of Love (1947)
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Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support... (119 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896)
Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856)
Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) ” - ursulahemard
 
10.
Young Chopin (1952)
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A story of the formative years in Chopin's life between 1825 and 1831, a time of social unrest throughout Europe... (121 mins.)
Director: Aleksander Ford
“ Frédéric François Chopin (22 February or 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and a virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo piano. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Puccini (1953)
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Produced in Italy in breathtaking Technicolor, this biographical story of Puccini (played by L'avventura's... (119 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
“ Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards. ” - ursulahemard
 
12.
Magic Fire (1955)
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The life and career of German composer Richard Wagner. (120 mins.)
“ Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). ” - ursulahemard
 
13.
Das Dreimäderlhaus (1958)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Ernst Marischka
“ Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
14.
Song Without End (1960)
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The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences. (141 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Franz Liszt (Hungarian Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, philanthropist and Franciscan tertiary. ” - ursulahemard
 
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“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) ” - ursulahemard
 
16.
Omnibus (1967 TV Series)
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Traces last 5 years of the life of Frederick Delius through the eyes of a young composer called Eric Fenby.
“ Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH (29 January 1862 – 10 June 1934) was an English composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
17.
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
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The life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach as presented by his wife, Anna. (94 mins.)
“ Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. ” - ursulahemard
 
18.
The Music Lovers (1970)
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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy. (123 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893), often anglicized as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire ” - ursulahemard
 
19.
Tchaikovsky (1970)
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Experience the Berlin Philharmonics and outstanding conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim... (157 mins.)
Director: Igor Talankin
“ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893), often anglicized as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire ” - ursulahemard
 
20.
Song of Norway (1970)
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Based on the life of Norways greatest composer Edvard Grieg and film in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics. (138 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
“ Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. ” - ursulahemard
 
21.
The Strauss Family (1972 Mini-Series)
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A seven-part mini-series produced in England about Vienna's Strauss family in the 19th-century. Members... (60 mins.)
“ Johann Strauss I Sr., the Elder, the Father; (March 14, 1804 – September 25, 1849)
Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn)
Eduard Strauss (15 March 1835 – 28 December 1916)
Josef Strauss (20 August 1827 – 22 July 1870) ” - ursulahemard
 
22.
Mahler (1974)
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Composer Gustav Mahler's life, told in a series of flashbacks as he and his wife discuss their failing marriage during a train journey. (115 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. ” - ursulahemard
 
23.
Lisztomania (1975)
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Composer and pianist Franz Liszt attempts to overcome his hedonistic lifestyle while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner. (103 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, philanthropist and Franciscan tertiary. ” - ursulahemard
 
24.
Verdi (1982 Mini-Series)
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(70 mins.)
“ Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer of operas. ” - ursulahemard
 
25.
Wagner (1981 TV Series)
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A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland... (300 mins.)
“ Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). ” - ursulahemard
 
26.
“ Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896)
Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856)
Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) ” - ursulahemard
 
27.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) ” - ursulahemard
 
28.
Puccini (1984 TV Movie)
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In Torre del Lago, by Lake Massaciuccoli, Puccini is writing "The Girl of the Golden West" when his... (113 mins.)
Director: Tony Palmer
“ Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards. ” - ursulahemard
 
29.
Honour, Profit & Pleasure (1985 TV Movie)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Anna Ambrose
“ George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (23 February 1685 (O.S.) [(N.S.) 5 March] – 14 April 1759) ” - ursulahemard
 
30.
Vergeßt Mozart (1985)
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In the dead of night, a few hours after Mozart's death, the usual suspects (Konstanze, Salieri, van Swieten... (92 mins.)
Director: Miloslav Luther
“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) ” - ursulahemard
 
31.
God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (1985 TV Movie)
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Shortly before death, George Fredrick Handel (1685-1759), old, blind, portly, sometimes raging and usually reflective... (119 mins.)
Director: Mr Tony Palmer
“ George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (23 February 1685 (O.S.) [(N.S.) 5 March] – 14 April 1759) ” - ursulahemard
 
32.
Mit meinen heißen Tränen (1986 Mini-Series)
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(285 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lehner
“ Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
33.
Wahnfried (1986)
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Richard's Wagner and his wife Cosima. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Patzak
“ Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). ” - ursulahemard
 
34.
Testimony (1988)
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The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin. (157 mins.)
Director: Tony Palmer
“ Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September[1] 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. ” - ursulahemard
 
35.
Paganini (1989)
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Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini... (81 mins.)
Director: Klaus Kinski
“ Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
36.
Impromptu (1991)
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand. (107 mins.)
Director: James Lapine
“ Frédéric François Chopin (22 February or 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), ” - ursulahemard
 
37.
La note bleue (1991)
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the film covers the last few days of fragile Chopin's professional life. (135 mins.)
“ Frédéric François Chopin (22 February or 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), ” - ursulahemard
 
38.
Tous les matins du monde (1991)
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
“ Marin Marais (31 May 1656, Paris – 15 August 1728, Paris) was a French composer and viol player. He studied composition with Jean-Baptiste Lully, often conducting his operas, and with master of the bass viol Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe for six months. He was hired as a musician in 1676 to the royal court of Versailles. ” - ursulahemard
 
39.
Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992 TV Movie)
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A young boy learns to appreciate the music of his upstairs boarder, Ludwig Van Beethoven. (51 mins.)
Director: David Devine
“ Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) ” - ursulahemard
 
40.
Bizet's Dream (1994 TV Movie)
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A 12 year old Parisian girl takes piano lessons from composer Georges Bizet and becomes captivated by his story of the gypsy Carmen. (53 mins.)
Director: David Devine
“ Georges Bizet (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875), registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the romantic era. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire. ” - ursulahemard
 
41.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) ” - ursulahemard
 
42.
England, My England (1995)
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(153 mins.)
Director: Tony Palmer
“ Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659[Note 1] – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. ” - ursulahemard
 
43.
“ Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. ” - ursulahemard
 
44.
Rossini's Ghost (1996 TV Movie)
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Nine-year old Reliana witnesses Rossini's efforts to salvage his seemingly cursed new opera, the Barber of Seville. (52 mins.)
Director: David Devine
“ Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. ” - ursulahemard
 
45.
Liszt's Rhapsody (1996 TV Movie)
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A dashing Franz Liszt appears to have it all - talent, success, wealth and adoring fans. Yet when he takes on a young street musician as a violin student, his own fork is transformed. (49 mins.)
Director: Richard Mozer
“ Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, philanthropist and Franciscan tertiary. ” - ursulahemard
 
46.
The Temptation of Franz Schubert (1997 TV Movie)
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The darker side of the composer is explored when he stays in the hospital for syphilis. (60 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
“ Franz Peter Schubert ( 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer ” - ursulahemard
 
47.
Bride of the Wind (2001)
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This movie is a biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. ” - ursulahemard
 
48.
Chopin. Pragnienie milosci (2002)
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The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. (134 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Antczak
“ Frédéric François Chopin (22 February or 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) ” - ursulahemard
 
49.
Il était une fois Jean-Sébastien Bach (2003)
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J.S. BACH: THE MUSIC, THE LIFE, THE LEGEND is a dramatic look at the life of Johann Sebastian Bach, a man who dedicated his life to the service of music. (105 mins.)
“ Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. ” - ursulahemard
 
50.
Eroica (2003 TV Movie)
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On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries assemble a group of musicians to give the first performance of his Third Symphony... (129 mins.)
“ Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) was a German composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
51.
My Name Is Bach (2003)
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues. (97 mins.)
“ Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. ” - ursulahemard
 
52.
Sibelius (2003)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Timo Koivusalo
“ Jean Sibelius (born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country's greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia. ” - ursulahemard
 
53.
Copying Beethoven (2006)
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A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life. (104 mins.)
“ Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) was a German composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
54.
Antonio Vivaldi, un prince à Venise (2006)
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The life of Antonio Vivaldi, the great Italian composer and musician of the 17th century. (95 mins.)
“ Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. ” - ursulahemard
 
55.
“ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893), often anglicized as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire ” - ursulahemard
 
56.
Geliebte Clara (2008)
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A look at the lives of 19th-century composers Clara and Robert Schumann. (107 mins.)
“ Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896)
Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856)
Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) ” - ursulahemard
 
57.
I, Don Giovanni (2009)
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A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera. (127 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) ” - ursulahemard
 
58.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... (119 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
“ Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (17 June [O.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian (and later, a naturalized French and American) composer, pianist and conductor. ” - ursulahemard
 
59.
Mahler on the Couch (2010)
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Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud. (98 mins.)
“ Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. ” - ursulahemard
 
60.
Vivaldi (????)
A biography of Antonio Vivaldi's early life, when the young priest became the music teacher at a school for the illegitimate daughters of Venice's courtesans. (120 mins.)
Director: Boris Damast
“ Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. ” - ursulahemard
 
61.
The Child Prodigy (2010)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Luc Dionne
“ André Mathieu (18 February 1929 – 2 June 1968) was a Canadian pianist and composer. ” - ursulahemard
 
62.
My Name Is Bach (2003)
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues. (97 mins.)
“ Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. ” - ursulahemard
 
63.
A Mulatto Song (1996 Short Film)
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Director: Topher Campbell
“ George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (11 October 1778–29 February 1860) was an Afro-Polish-born virtuoso violinist who also composed. ” - ursulahemard
 
64.
Vivaldi, the Red Priest (2009)
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The life of Antonio Vivaldi, called "the red priest", his relationship with the world and the Church, his spiritual battles, his love for a woman. (120 mins.)
Director: Liana Marabini
“ Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. ” - ursulahemard
 
65.
Vetka sireni (2007)
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The life story of composer-pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Director: Pavel Lungin
“ Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff ( 1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943),was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor.

"Lungin’s Lilacs examines the life of the renowned Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Jumping back and forth between Rachmaninoff’s later years as an émigré in the United States and his youth in pre-Revolutionary Russia, Lungin utilizes narrative techniques linked to the Hollywood biopic—most notably, detailed period-piece scenes of turn-of-the-century Russia and 1920s America that dramatize recognizable events from the composer’s life—to probe Rachmaninoff’s creative malaise in the U.S. as well as his earlier rise as a Romantic composer and pianist in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Throughout Lilacs, we encounter crucial events from Rachmaninoff’s biography, including the unsuccessful debut of his first symphony, his dabbling with psychotherapy under the guidance of renowned Russian physician Nikolai Dahl, his controversial and somewhat tumultuous marriage to his cousin Natalia, and his extensive touring of the U.S. in the 1920s, as arranged by Fred Steinway of the famous piano-producing family. But not so fast! Despite the familiar events from Rachmaninoff’s life and a soundtrack replete with Rachmaninoff’s music, Lungin concludesLilacs with a startling disclaimer: “The main hero and the events of the film constitute an artistic invention and have been used only for the creation of the film. They do not represent any particular person and do not reflect events from this person’s life.”

Reviewed by Tim Harte © 2009 in KinoKultura ” - ursulahemard
 
66.
“ Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi ( 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer of operas. ” - ursulahemard
 
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The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi (1953)
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The great Italian opera composer recalls his eventful life on his deathbed: his childhood in Busseto... (121 mins.)
“ Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi ( 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer of operas. ” - ursulahemard