Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Man of Glass
Around Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48
The Man of Glass draws the viewer into the life of Tchaikovsky to the sound of one of his most popular pieces, the String Serenade.
The film features on-screen performances by the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra, the actors, and the dancers, blended with original, skilfully crafted documentary vignettes inspired by the life of the composer.
Born in 19th-century Russia, Tchaikovsky led a life crowned with success. In the wings of an Italian theatre and against a romantic countryside backdrop, dancers and actors poignantly enact various facets of the composer's intimate life: his unavowed homosexuality, his relationship with his wife Antonina, his strange ties to Baroness von Meck, his patron, and the persecution complex that led ultimately to his death.
Movie director : Raymond Saint-Jean
Duration : 52 min
Production date : 2000
Production : © Ciné Qua Non Films
Available version(s) : EN