The Sunday Feature

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Composers on Camera

Thomas Goss guides us through the complex and fascinating world of composer films, and how they either improve or impede our understanding of concert music

Five programmes

(4) Composer as Lover. An exploration of how the subject of romance is elevated to philosophical and artistic heights when merged with the identity of a great composer (RNZ)

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  • Composers on Camera - Composer as Lover ( 57′ 26″ )

    Thomas Goss explores how the subject of romance is elevated to philosophical and artistic heights when merged with the identity of a great composer.

    From Summer Sonic on 09 Jan 2014

  • Composers on Camera - Composer as Madman ( 57′ 29″ )

    Thomas Goss discusses composer-film specialist Ken Russell & his penchant for over-the-top portrayals, and reviews other films in which hysteria trumps drama.

    From Summer Sonic on 17 Aug 2014

  • Composers on Camera - The Beethoven Meme ( 57′ 55″ )

    Thomas Goss offers a comparison of three recent movies about the greatest classical composer, and suggests how their different views add up to one Messianic testament.

    From Summer Sonic on 10 Aug 2014

  • Composers on Camera - How Amadeus Changed Everything ( 57′ 9″ )

    Thomas Goss takes a long view of cinematic composers, and how one film lifted their narratives from the mundane to the epic.

    From Summer Sonic on 03 Aug 2014

  • Versions of Fidelio ( 56′ 50″ )

    Michael Vinten looks at the various versions of Beethoven's only opera.

    From The Sunday Feature on 15 Jul 2012