Idéale audience

Conversations with Gennady Rojdestvensky

A four-hour conversation with Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, the last living representative of a prestigious array of great interpreters from the Soviet era whose names include those of Richter, Oistrakh, Rostropovich, Gilels, Kogan and Mravinsky.  As a conductor, Rozhdestvensky was to an inevitable extent involved in an administrative type of organization, knowing more about the mysteries of the Soviet Union than others. Deeply committed to contemporary music, he was a close friend of such great composers as Shostakovich and Schnittke, Prokofiev. Rozhdestvensky is a highly colourful character, a born raconteur and profoundly Russian  that Bruno Monsaingeon reveals us with passion.

Director :
Bruno Monsaigeon

Producer :
Produced by Hélène Le Coeur
Co-production : Idéale Audience and EuroArts,
with the participation de Museec/

Running time :
long version 3h52 (or 2 parts of 1h52+2h)
short version 59'

Format :
HD-Cam and Pro Res HQ
Versions : Russian original, English subtitles, French subtitles, German subtitles

Year of production :

Distributor(s) / Sales Agent(s) :
EuroArts Music International


Date and shoot location :
Filmed in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2015 in Moscow, Nikolina-Gora and Paris.