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The Silence Before Bach

  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2008
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Pere Portabella


Real-life drama and documentary-style filmmaking blend with surrealistic whimsy in director [[Performer~P226314~Pere Portabella~pereportabella]]'s passionate look at the ties between classical music and the construction of contemporary Europe. From a scene of [[Performer~P80335~Bach~johannsebastianbach]] patiently teaching his son Christoph Friedrich how to play the piano to a truck driver who plays the composer's music on his harmonica, a pianist who plays the Goldberg Variations while rolling through...more

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