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CD + DVD:
Mondscheinsonate - Die Volkspianistin Elly Ney

A brand new biographical documentary about Elly Ney - one of the most renowned pianists of the 20th century.

  • Cover 109336 Elly Ney Edition | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    Cover 109336 Elly Ney Edition © Arthaus Musik

  • 109336 Elly Ney Edition  | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    109336 Elly Ney Edition © Arthaus Musik

50 years after Elly Ney’s death, Frithjof von Bodungen opened his private archive to make rarely photographs, audio footage and personal letters accessible.

Elly Ney (1882-1968) is a myth, a legend. Some worshipped her as the high priestess of Beethoven, for others she was Hitler’s pianist. With the help of contemporary witnesses, experts and music researchers this film explores the real causes for Elly Ney’s rapid career as a pianist, her great successes in America and her cultural-political entanglements in the Third Reich. Texts and partly unpublished footage complement the film and audio
productions about one of the most prominent and controversial pianist of the 20th century. An exciting search on the trail of the life and work of Elly Ney.

Including an audiovisual production of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 12 in A flat major (historical archive footage available for the first time on DVD), original and never before on CD released recordings of
Mozarts Chamber Music performed by Elly Ney featuring friends, a comprehensive richly illustrated book with
further texts about Elly Ney as well as the Radio feature “Elly Ney und ihr Chauffeur” – Recordings
from the limousine as special bonus on CD for the first time.

Cat.No.: 109336

A production of DokFabrik co-produced by DokFabrik and WDR in cooperation with Arte.
"Elly Ney und ihr Chauffeur": A cooperation with BR Klassik and Südwest Rundfunk 2015

Genre Documentary
Production year 2014
Duration 201 mins (DVD + Audio CDs)
Video format DVD 9 / NTSC + 2 Audio CDs
Audio format PCM Stereo / Mono (Elly Ney performs) / Stereo (Audio CDs)
Production Company DokFabrik
Director Axel Fuhrmann
Original title of music work Sonata No. 12 in A flat major op. 26
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Original title of music work Piano Quartet in G minor (K 478), Piano Quartet in E flat major (K 493), Piano Trio in G major (K564)
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloist Elly Ney (piano)
Soloist Wilhelm Stross (violin)
Soloist Heinz Endres (violin)
Soloist Ingo Sinnhoffer (viola)
Soloist Ludwig Hoelscher (violoncello)

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