Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
136 registered (accordeur, 36251, antony, anotherscott, 44 invisible), 1686 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#369779 - 11/09/07 12:45 PM Autumn Sonata: Chopin Prelude #2 clip
DDS24P&FOP87 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 374
Below is my favorite scene from Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata, a chamber drama about the difficult relationship between a woman (Liv Ullmann) and her emotionally distant concert pianist mother (Ingrid Bergman).

I am sorry that there are no subtitles in this clip, but the gist is that the daughter wants to show her progress on the Chopin Prelude #2. Afterwards, the mother is at first diplomatic about being moved, but then proceeds to the piano to demonstrate to her daughter her own take on the piece, with comments on how Chopin was a man of deep feeling but not a mawkish woman (or words to that effect), etc. She then performs her interpretation of the entire piece. A wonderful scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUUBe9LXfYg
_________________________
She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#369780 - 11/09/07 01:36 PM Re: Autumn Sonata: Chopin Prelude #2 clip
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18292
Loc: Victoria, BC
Only a genius such as Bergman could take a Chopin Prelude, and play it twice in succession as the manifestation of an emotional barrier between two individuals and still keep the viewer's attention riveted.

Perhaps I'm being unfair, but I'm thinking that if a Hollywood producer had this in his/her hands, (would s/he even dare to try it?) it would have been two or three measures at most accompanied by cascading strings, and with knowing but unsubtle glances exchanged between the two actors. Or, perhaps Hollywood has "matured" since I stopped watching Hollywood movies!

The tight focus on the faces - the naive innocence of Ullmann and the serene, if cold elegance, of (Ingrid) Bergman[1] - is daring and masterfully realized. What control the two actors must have had to exercise to realize these moments. This is a most powerful scene.

Thank you for sharing!

[1] Was there ever a more beautiful face to grace the "silver screen" than that of Bergman?

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#369781 - 11/09/07 04:14 PM Re: Autumn Sonata: Chopin Prelude #2 clip
Bassio Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/24/03
Posts: 2480
Loc: Alexandria, Egypt
 Quote:
Originally posted by BruceD:

Perhaps I'm being unfair, but I'm thinking that if a Hollywood producer had this in his/her hands, (would s/he even dare to try it?) it would have been two or three measures at most accompanied by cascading strings, and with knowing but unsubtle glances exchanged between the two actors.
[/b]
I was going to exclaim about the same thing. How could he play a whole piece twice back to back in a movie. This demands some guts. Is the movie's theme about music?

Thanks for letting me know about this man.

Unfortunately, there is a horrible trend in my country that they only show American movies on TV (+/- some British) with total disregard to European cinema or cinema of any other locality. That is why I know nothing about this part of the filmography.

And I will add my voice that the latest American movies are rather tasteless, superficial and a complete waste of time - and a degeneration of manners, morals and every human trait you can think about .. and I already quit going to the cinema a couple of years ago. \:\(

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Need help picking a Beethoven Piano Sonata Slow movement
by oaklandraiders76
Today at 04:50 PM
What are some great ways to learn the blues?
by brucepiano
Today at 04:37 PM
Do you recommend a back cover on upright with Dampp-Chaser?
by thestar
Today at 03:56 PM
kawai model SA-8E upright
by EthanHawaii
Today at 02:28 PM
Piano Felt
by Modern Conner
Today at 01:37 PM
Forum Stats
77375 Members
42 Forums
160021 Topics
2349936 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission