The Orchestra

Claudio Abbado and the Musicians of the Mozart Orchestra


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The Mozart Orchestra has been founded in Bologna (Italy) ten years ago by Master Claudio Abbado. The Orchestra brings together the best classical music performers in the world by mixing young promises and well established solo artists. Among them: Johane Gonzalez, a young double bass player coming from one of the worst slum in Caracas and the famous German trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich. The documentary, following the Orchestra's European tour in 2012-2013, offers a unic and favourite glance on Master Abbado's work and on classical music players' job in contemporary times. The film narrates, both from musical and human point of view, the public and the private life of a group of musicians: Maria Francesca Latella, Federica Vignoni, Lucas Navarro, Alois Posch, Reinhold Friedrich, Alessio Allegrini, Johane Gonzalez. The documentary includes a long and unreleased interview with Master Abbado and concerts and rehearsals shot in Bologna, Luzern, Vienna, Madrid and Palermo.

  Written and directed by
Helmut Failoni and Francesco Merini
  Producer Ilaria Malagutti
  Produced by Mammut Film
  With the support of
Fondazione Carisbo, Museum of Bologna
  Dop Michele Mellara
Michele Mellara, Francesco Merini, Luca Palestini
  Interviews Helmut Failoni
  Sound recordist Alessandro Rossi
Paolo Cottignola
  Original Music
Uri Caine and Danusha Waskiewicz
  Music Repertory
Claudio Abbado/Orchestra Mozart
  With Claudio Abbado, Alois Posch, Alessio Allegrini, Reinhold Friedrich, Johane Gonzalez,
  Knut Erik Sundquist, Robert Kendell, Lucas Maćas Navarro, Federica Vignoni, Danusha Waskiewicz,
  Helmut Failoni

  Theatre Screening Format DCP

  World Sales
  Euro Arts

   Biografilm Festival 2014
   Genova Film Festival 2014
   Parma Music Film Festival 2014
   Mitreo Film Festival 2014
   Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2015
   Est Film Festival 2015
   CIMM FEST - Chicago International Movies & Music Festival 2015
   IDFA Amsterdam 2014 - Doc for Sale
   FIFA Montreal 2016

   Best Documentary at Mitreo Film Festival 2014
   Best Documentary at Est Film Festival 2015

    Berliner Philharmonie (09-03-2016)
   Cineteca di Bologna (14-12-2014)
   Festival della Filosofia di Modena (13-09-2014)
   Madrid, Istituto di Cultura Italiano (26-06-2014)
   Palermo, Steri (10-06-2014)

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