Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Fate
A film by Christopher Nupen
The second part of the two Christopher Nupen films about the music and the artistic intentions of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of the greats and a composer with an immediate appeal for many millions of people.
The prime focus of both films is Tchaikovsky's lifelong preoccupation with the idea of fate as a controlling influence in our lives.
In the second film, Fate, the focus shifts to Tchaikovsky's concern with his own fate in Manfred and the last three symphonies and his extraordinary relationship with Nadezhda von Meck as told in his revealing correspondence with her.
There are no actors in these films, the story is told entirely through Tchaikovsky's music, Tchaikovsky's words and those of some of his closest acquaintances.
Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Pinchas Zukerman violin
Jacqueline Du Pré cello
Daniel Barenboim piano
Duration : 01 h 25 min
Production date : 1989
Production : © Allegro Films