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Music Transfigured: Remembering Ferenc Friscay

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The story of the legendary Hungarian-born conductor. The film portrays Fricsay conducting rehearsals and concert performances of works by Kodaly, Smetana, Dukas and Mozart. Tamas Vasary, Kurt Masur, Yehudi Menuhin and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, all of whom worked closely with him, talk about the man and his artistry. Through a wide array of archival footage, we discover the marvellous technique of this passionate and elegant conductor and the imaginative language he used in order to bring music to life.


  • Ferenc Friscay (Conductor)

Recording: January 1 2003 - Documentary
Director: Gérald Caillat
Duration: 00:51

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