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Title Chopin saved my life.

Published Western Australia : Kanopy, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video (52 minutes, 32 seconds) : sound, colour
polychrome rdacc
Contents Chopin Saved My Life Introduction (1:14) -- Glasgow: Paul's Story (3:19) -- Sendai, Northern Japan: Momoka's Story (2:27) -- "Ballade No. 1 in G Minor" (2:43) -- Paul Attends the University of Aberdeen (2:56) -- Disaster Strikes Momoka's Community (2:26) -- Second Theme (2:00) -- Tragedy and Disaster (3:05) -- Memory Recovery (3:37) -- 20,000 People Dead (3:28) -- Paul's New Diagnosis (3:36) -- Ending of "Ballade No.1 in G minor" (1:27) -- Restructuring "Ballade No. 1 in G minor" (2:30) -- Grasping the Darkness (2:30) -- Living a Full Life (1:13) -- Aberdeen- March 13, 2012 (3:25) -- Ballade No. 1 (9:18) -- Credits: Chopin Saved My Life (0:43)
Credits Director: James Kent ; producer: Susannah Price.
Performers Stephen Hough, piano.
Summary A moving film exploring the incredible transformative power of Chopin's Ballade Number 1, a piece of music that has cast a spell on millions of people around the world. Less than ten minutes long and extremely difficult to play, it demands extraordinary feats of control, speed, memory, power and dexterity. In this emotional documentary, two people from opposite sides of the world talk of its effect on their lives. Japanese teenager Momoka, still coming to terms with the earthquake that decimated her community, finds it the perfect outlet for releasing the anguish she hides inside. For Scottish music student Paul, recovering from his fifth brain surgery, the Ballade was literally life changing - he credits its emotional pull for the return of his memory. Also commenting are four of the greatest pianists alive today: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lang Lang, Imogen Cooper and Stephen Hough.
Original Version Electronic reproduction. Originally produced: England : Oxford Film and Television production for Channel 4, 2012.
System notes Streaming video.
Other author Hough, Stephen, 1961- performer.
Kent, James, director.
Callen, Susannah Price, producer.
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Ballades, piano, no. 1, op. 23, G minor.
Oxford Film and Television, production company.
Channel Four Films (Firm), production company.
British Broadcasting Corporation, issuing body.
Kanopy (Firm), issuing body.
Subject Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Ballades, piano, no. 1, op. 23, G minor.
Ballades (Instrumental music)
Music, Influence of.
Piano music.
Music appreciation.