Georges Pluderchmarcher, pianist of world renown, is not only a musician capable of sonorous power and digital virtuosity, but also someone who knows how to penetrate the musical page, enter into its intimate nature and elegantly bring out the dramatic force or the panache that it harbours between the lines.
An accomplished musician, in the film we see him invited in 2003 by the Académie Française de Musique of Kyoto, where he works one a youthful Beethoven Sonate with a young Japanese student: the Sonata in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2. Despite the difference in language, he is able to guide her and provide her with the keys to the work: through signs, gestures, looks, or by humming, he gives her advice and corrections…
Berliner Philharmoniker - Yuri Bashmet (viola) and Gidon Kremer (violin)
The complete Beethoven sonatas
Europakonzert 2003, Lisbon
Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Francesco Mander (direction) - Georges Pludermacher (piano) - Tasso Janopoulo (piano)