pars media // films // Sophia - Biography of a Violin Concerto

Music Documentary, 60 min, 2008

Director(s): Jan Schmidt-Garre
Cinematography: Wolfgang Aichholzer, Thomas Bresinsky
Editor: Gaby Kull-Neujahr

Featuring: Sofia Gubaidulina and Anne-Sophie Mutter

Co-produced by SF DRS, ZDF/ARTE, NRK, SVT and YLE

Award at the Columbus International Film Festival,
nominated for Prix Italia

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The film relates the creation and birth process of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina’s new violin concerto. We follow the composer and her soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter’s gradual approach to a new piece, culminating in the first performance at the Lucerne Festival with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.