Filmmaker Daniel Schmutzer transports us into the day-to-day life of one of the world’s greatest symphonic orchestras... go behind-the-scenes with the Wiener Philharmoniker!
For the first time in history, a filmmaker had the extraordinary opportunity to follow the prestigious Wiener Philharmoniker on and off the stage over the course of an entire season. Joining them on tours from Salzburg to New York to Tokyo and back to Vienna, Daniel Schmutzer documents their creative process from the first rehearsals to the final concert. He interviewing everyone connected with the ensemble—from the musicians themselves to the arts administrators that make everything possible—and asks questions that get to the heart of the Wiener Philharmoniker's identity: what are the qualities needed to become a member of the orchestra? How do these extraordinary musicians contextualize their work within the incredible musical heritage of their orchestra? What are the keys to their international success? A revealing look at the magic behind a truly exceptional musical institutions.
Glimpse Karajan through the eyes of his film crew!
Discovering Beethoven with Joachim Kaiser and Christian Thielemann
View of a free orchestral republic