Hans Conrad Fischer Movie Collection (The Lives of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Bruckner)

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The Best Classical Music Documentary Films Episode 7

Hans Conrad Fischer Movie Collection 
4 videos | 7:42:56 duration

1. The Life of Bach (A film by Hans Conrad Fischer)
The official biographical film on J.S. Bach by film director Hans Conrad Fischer, produced for the 300th anniversary of Bach's birth, shot on location and featuring excerpts from many of Bach's works.

2. The Life of Mozart (A film by Hans Conrad Fischer)
An enlightening film on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Hans Conrad Fischer.

Filmed on location and featuring renowned artists performing many excerpts from Mozart's Oeuvre.

English: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's signature.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's signature.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. The Life of Beethoven (A film by Hans Conrad Fischer)

4. The Life of Anton Bruckner (A film by Hans Conrad Fischer)
This beautiful and rare film documents Anton Bruckner's entire life in the form of narrative and actual quotations...his triumphs, defeats, joys, passions, friends and enemies from his birth to his death. It reveals to us the man himself and his extraordinary art. With scenes and footage from his home, his landscapes, his travels and workplaces offers us the rare opportunity to understand and know Bruckner like never before. The film is interlaced with selections and excerpts from his symphonies, choral and chamber music filmed on location in the beautiful architectural baroque churches of Germany and Austria.

NARRATORS: Hugh Burden and John Sharp.
PRODUCED and DIRECTED BY: Hans Conrad Fischer.

With rare video and sound footage of....
CONDUCTORS: Eugen Jochum, Rudolf Kempe, Rafael Kubelik, Kurt Eichhorn and Karl Bohm.

SINGERS: Kurt Moll and Wieslav Ochmann.

INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS: Amadeus Quartet and Cecil Aronowitz and Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter.

The Bach harpsichord in the MIM Berlin, catalo...
The Bach harpsichord in the MIM Berlin, catalog number 5614. Possibly formerly owned by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, who is supposed to have inherited it from his father J.S. Bach. There is no proof for this story however. Français : Clavecin dit "de Bach" (attribué à Harrass) - Berlin - Musée des instruments de musique (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Family portrait: Maria Anna (
Family portrait: Maria Anna ("Nannerl") Mozart, her brother Wolfgang, their mother Anna Maria (medallion) and father, Leopold Mozart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beethoven House (Beethoven's birthplace) in Bo...
Beethoven House (Beethoven's birthplace) in Bonn, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Birthplace of famous musician Anton B...
Birthplace of famous musician Anton Bruckner in Ansfelden, Upper Austria, Austria.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)