In Search Of Mozart

128min • NR


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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2006
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Phil Grabsky




“outstanding... a must see film”

Chicago Sun Times

Made to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, In Search Of Mozart was produced with the world’s leading orchestras and musicians, and is told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed. This is a detective story that takes us to the heart of genius.

Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, In Search of Mozart traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence.   From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart’s own experiences.  Throughout, it is the music that takes centre stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart’s life fitting around it.  With rigorous analysis from musicologists and experts such as Jonathan Miller, Cliff Eisen, Nicholas Till, Bayan Northcott and the late Stanley Sadie, a new, vivid impression of the composer emerges.  It dispels the many common myths about Mozart’s genius, health, relationships, death and character, to present a new image, very different from Milos Forman’s Amadeus.


 The most comprehensive film about Mozart that I have ever seen.’

Sir Roger Norrington, Conductor


Conveys the intensity of the musical experience more grippingly than anything I have seen on film or television'

The Times


'Honest, straightforward... the ideal bio-doc'

Toronto Star