Documentary

Speak the Music – Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music

A Documentary by Allan Miller

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Robert Mann — Violinist
Joel Krosnick

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A film about the legendary violinist Robert Mann and his influence as a chamber musician.

In this compelling documentary Oscar-winning director Allan Miller gives us an intimate look at the musical life of the violinist Robert Mann. Founding member and the first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, for 51 years Mann has been and continues to be one of the most important figures in chamber music.

The documentary includes rare footage of Juilliard String Quartet performances, Mann’s renowned coaching sessions, and interviews with many of classical music’s greatest performers, all revealing Mann’s profound influence as a chamber musician, teacher, and composer.

"His musical commitment and energy has been inspirational and he contiunes to inspire us; his influence on the musical community is a gift that cannot be measured. When I think about the Beethoven quartets, I think about Robert Mann." – Itzhak Perlman, violinist.

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Directed by:
Allan Miller
Production date: 2013
Duration: 58 min
Production: © Bagatelle Recordings