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The art of Chopin [videorecording] / Idéale Audience ... [et al.] ; in association with A Plus Image present ; a film by Gérald Caillat ; produced by Hélène Le Cœur, Marianna Rowińska, Joanna Plesnar ; a Franco-Poland co-production: Idéale Audience, Plesnar Films.


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English, French, German, Japanese, Polish. In English and some Polish and French; with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Polish, and Japanese.
Publication date:
Paris, France : Idéale Audience, c2010.
  • Video
  • 2 videodiscs (53 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Special features (97 min.) include bonus videorecording on separate disc: Garrick Ohlsson plays the Chopin Concertos (with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Antoni Wit). Booklet (13 p., col. ill.) with program notes in English, French, and German inserted in container.
  • DVD 1(Documentary): The candidate from the United States
  • Chopin, Frédéric, musical genius
  • You must write operas
  • Paris is the greatest of worlds
  • Étude
  • The second sonata and George Sand
  • A great improviser
  • The unfinished Mazurka
  • DVD 2 (Bonus ; 97 min.): Opening
  • Moniuszko: Bajka (the fairy tale)
  • Piano concerto No. 1/ Chopin: Allegro maestoso
  • Romance: Larghetto
  • Rondo: Vivace
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 / Chopin: Maestoso
  • Larghetto
  • Allegro vivace
  • Mazurka in C sharp minor / Chopin.
Production Credits:
Director of photography, Etienne Carton de Grammont; sound, François Waledisch; editing, Julie Pelat.
Narrated by Geoffrey Bateman ; commentaries by Garrick Ohlsson : Bella Davidovich ; Evgeny Kissin ; Piotr Anderszewski ; Yuja Wang ; performers: Garrick Ohlsson ; Bella Davidovich ; Evgeny Kissin ; Piotr Anderszewski ; Yuja Wang ; Martha Argerich ; Krystian Zimerman ; Arthur Rubinstein (archival footage).
Documentary originally released in 2010; live performances filmed in October and November 2009. Bonus performance by Ohlsson and the Warsaw Philharmomic fillmed in August 2009 at the Warsaw Philharmomic.
Celebrating the 200th birthday of Frédéric Chopin, this major co-production not only tells the story of the composer's brief life but brings together some of the world's greatest pianists playing excerpts from some of his best-known works. The bonus disc features Garrick Ohlsson (winner of the 1970 Chopin International Competition) with Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic in complete performances of both of Chopin's piano concertos.
DVD; NTSC, region 0 (worldwide); aspect ratio: 16:9; PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1; DTS 5.1sound formats.
Caillat, Gérald. Director
Le Cœur, Hélène. Producer
Ohlsson, Garrick. Instrumentalist
Bateman, Geoffrey. Narrator
Rowińska, Marianna. Producer
Grammont, Etienne de. Instrumentalist
Wit, Antoni Instrumentalist
Rubinstein, Artur, 1887-1982 Instrumentalist
Argerich, Martha, 1941- Instrumentalist
Zimerman, Krystian. Instrumentalist
Kisin, EvgeniĬ, 1971- Instrumentalist
Davidovich, Bella Instrumentalist
Anderszewski, Piotr. Instrumentalist
Wang, Yuja. Instrumentalist
Idéale Audience International. Producer
Plesnar Films (Firm) Producer
A Plus Image (Firm) Producer
Related Work:
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 1, op. 11, E minor.
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 2, op. 21, F minor.
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Mazurkas, piano, op. 50. No. 3.
Moniuszko, Stanisław, 1819-1872. Bajka.
Included Work:
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Works. Selections. 2009.
Included Work:
Garrick Ohlsson plays the Chopin concertos.
Publisher No.:
3078948 Idéale Audience 3078948-1 Idéale Audience (DVD 1) 3078948-2 Idéale Audience (DVD 2)

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