After The Storm - The American Exile Of Bela Bartok

25/08/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 25/08/2008
  |  75 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary exploring Hungarian pianist and composer Bela Bartok's final years of exile in the United States. After fleeing war-torn Europe, Bartok found himself adrift in an unfamiliar culture. Fighting illness, poverty and failure, he nevertheless produced some of his greatest work during these last five years in New York. The story is told with contributions from the composer's friends and colleagues, including Sir Georg Solti and Yehudi Menuhin, and his sons, Peter and Bela Jr.

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