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Crossing Rachmaninoff (2015)

'Crossing Rachmaninoff' follows aspiring piano soloist Flavio Villani as he prepares Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 for his first orchestral performance.

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Rebecca Tansley

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Credited cast:
Flavio Villani Flavio Villani ... Himself
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'Crossing Rachmaninoff' is the story of one man's journey to redemption through Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. Italian-born Flavio Villani is preparing for a performance that will confirm his arrival as a concert pianist and vindicate his decision to be a musician. This film introduces Flavio in Auckland as he grapples daily with Rachmaninoff's challenging work. It explores the single-minded commitment necessary to become a concert pianist, exposes the professional challenges he must overcome and reveals Flavio's true commitment as he prepares the very piece that proved Rachmaninoff as a composer. We travel with Flavio to Italy to meet the family who once struggled with their son's homosexuality and discouraged him from a life in music. His first rehearsals with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Calabria reveal up-close the dynamics of orchestral musicians and those who play with them. Flavio must negotiate all of this to become accepted in the classical music community and truly ...

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Sometimes the hardest journey is one we choose

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Official site | Official site nz

Country:

New Zealand | Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

July 2015 (New Zealand) See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Budget:

NZD 140,000 (estimated)
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Minerva Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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