SYRTHOS J. DREHER & DAG FREYER - Beyond Perfection - The Pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Bellissimo documentario su Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli del 2019 in inglese, tedesco e italiano con sottotitoli. 80 minuti.
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli – a name that provokes almost a sense of awe and intimidation, even among his piano-playing peers. It is a name that represents the highest degree of perfection, a quest for beauty that surpasses that of any other piano virtuoso. However Michelangeli also had a reputation for cancelling concerts at short notice and was consequently portrayed in the media as a somewhat neurotic artist. “Beyond Perfection – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli“ is the result of a 30-year search that has resulted in unusual interviews with those who knew him, and has also uncovered a wealth of new archive material: We get to experience Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli as he has never been seen before – and more importantly, as he has never been heard before. We also witness the maestro's struggle back to his former perfection after suffering a devastating heart attack. This homage to Michelangeli provides the first comprehensive and in-depth portrait of a brilliant pianist who achieved mythical status.
A 3B-Produktion GmbH co-production with SWR in cooperation with Arte, SRF and UNITEL, funded by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg.