Christopher Nupen's We Want the Light

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Christopher Nupen's We Want the Light
Cologne Opera Chorus & Cologne Cathedral Children's Choir / The Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne / Vladimir Ashkenazy / Daniel Barenboim / Evgeny Kissin

[ BBC / Opus Arte / Kultur / 2 DVD ]

Release Date: Sunday 1 March 2009

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

G :-

"There is a lot in these five and a half hours of viewing and listening to take on board, but it is an undertaking well worth the effort."
- Music Web DVD of the Month Jan 2005

G :-

All Regions - Widescreen 16:9 - PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - Colour - 330 Minutes - NTSC

Includes :-
-Visual presentation of the music in the film (26 minutes)
-Play music only option in Surround Sound
-New personal introduction by the director, Christopher Nupen
-4 hours of additional in-depth interviews
-Evgeny Kissin plays the Andante espressivo from Brahms's F minor piano sonata, Op. 5

"There is a lot in these five and a half hours of viewing and listening to take on board, but it is an undertaking well worth the effort."
- Music Web DVD of the Month Jan 2005

This is the extended DVD version of Christopher Nupen's award-winning film about freedom, survival and the extraordinary place of music in the Nazi concentration camps.

"We Want the Light" features Daniel Barenboim, Evgeny Kissin, Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, plus three inspiring survivors - Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Alice Sommer Herz, Jacques Stroumsa and many other contributors. It includes performances of music by Mahler, Bach, Schoenberg, Bruch, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Schubert and Brahms.

"Christopher Nupen's extraordinarily powerful film… offers a rare and authoritative insight into how two centuries of assimilation ended in the almost ineffable horror of the Nazi death camps... this is profoundly moving and compulsive television."
-The Observer

"An unmissable documentary..."
-The Times

"This film will make viewers think, make them feel something for what happened. We need to be reminded"
-The Times.

"[a] remarkable one hour film... As well as the exceptional documentary, this two DVD set has most of the music from the film as well as four hours of additional interviews ...a thought-provoking release that will provide a touching commentary to the 60th anniversaries in 2005 of the liberation of Auschwitz and Theresienstad. "An unmissable documentary"
-The Times

"The interviews with musicians who survived the concentration camps are remarkable. They support the view that music resonates with something fundamental in the human soul, and cannot, ultimately, be hijacked for evil purposes"
- MusicWeb Jan 2005