Song Without End DVD
Stunningly filmed in Technicolor and featuring one of the finest musical scores Hollywood has ever produced, Charles Vidor’s powerful 1960 film biography of the virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt won both an Academy Award (1960: Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture) and a Golden Globe Award (1961: Best Motion Picture (Musical)). Dirk Bogarde stars as Franz Liszt. The finest virtuoso pianist of his day. Liszt is the toast of Europe, filling concert halls from Paris to Vienna and playing command performances for the crowned heads of Europe. His interpretations of the works of the great composers are unsurpassed - but he dreams that one day his own compositions will enthral his adoring crowds. As his fame grows, his personal life falls apart. Already involved in a scandalous affair with a French Countess (Genevieve Page), now he dreams of seducing and marrying a Russian Princess (Capucine) whose love is absolutely forbidden... A musical masterpiece, Song Without End features almost forty beautiful pieces by some of the world's greatest composers including Chopin, Beethoven, Wagner, J.S, Bach, Verdi and Schumann as well as works by Liszt himself. Solo piano pieces are performed by the maestro Jorge Bolet, with accompaniment from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Roger Wagner Chorale. Sadly, Song Without End was to be the final film by Charles Vidor (A Song To Remember), who died before production was complete. his place was taken by the equally celebrated George Cukor (My Fair Lady, Let's Make Love), and his completion of Vidor's dream project is a true labour of love.
|Aspect Ratio||1.77:1 (16:9)|
|Case Type||Amaray Single|
|Cast||Albert Rueprecht,Alexander Davion,Dirk Bogarde,Erland Erlandsen,Genevieve Page,Hans Unterkircher,Ivan Desny,Capucine,Walter Rilla,Katherine Squire,Patricia Morison,Lou Jacobi,Lyndon Brook,Marcel Dalio,Martita Hunt|
|Director||George Cukor,Charles Vidor|
|HOH (Hard of Hearing)||Yes|