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Murray Perahia, Not Of This World

Portrait of the pianist Murray Perahia

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Murray Perahia — Pianist

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An intimate portrait of the legendary pianist Murray Perahia.

After over thirty years on the concert stage, the pianist Murray Perahia has himself become a legend, one of the most sought-after pianists of our time.

This film is not designed to be a conventional portrait. The documentary observes Perahia at work on the interpretation of some pieces by Chopin and Schumann at his holiday home in Switzerland. It shows him as conductor of the famous Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, follows him into the recording studio and a master class in Hanover and finally captures a concert performance at a Warsaw Chopin recital in February 2010.

Interviews with Murray Perahia cast light on his approach to music, his personality and the way he has managed to cope with the personal crises that has beset him.

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