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Pianomania (2009)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | 4 November 2011 (USA)
Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch. Truly an... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stephan Knüpfer Stephan Knüpfer ... Self
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Pierre-Laurent Aimard ... Pianist
Láng Lang ... Pianist (as Lang Lang)
Till Fellner Till Fellner ... Pianist
Christoph Koller Christoph Koller ... Self
Alfred Brendel Alfred Brendel ... Pianist
Ian Bostridge Ian Bostridge ... Tenor
Hyung-Ki Joo Hyung-Ki Joo ... Self (as Richard Hyung-Ki Joo)
Christoph Claßen Christoph Claßen ... Self
Tobias Lehmann Tobias Lehmann ... Self
Marita Prohmann Marita Prohmann ... Self
Rudolf Buchbinder Rudolf Buchbinder ... Pianist
Aleksey Igudesman Aleksey Igudesman ... Self
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Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch. Truly an unusual and entertaining peek behind the curtain at the world's great concert halls. Written by Cibis & Franck

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Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Brilliant and captivating
5 January 2012 | by badcommandSee all my reviews

I've always enjoyed watching an artist at the top of the game, and while the musicians here, Lang Lang, Aimard et al are all at the top of their games for sure, it is Stephan Knüpfer who is the true artist here. Here is a man who knows his pianos at such an intimate level he is able to translate the musicians incredibly specific and intangible demands in to reality.

This film is just captivating from beginning to end, watching Stephan tweak, poke, dust, tune, twist and thump the pianos like only a true master of his craft can do.

Highly recommended.


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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

PianoMania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,238, 29 May 2011

Gross USA:

$49,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$292,870
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Company Credits

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OVALmedia, Wildart Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (35 mm version)| Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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