UK Jewish Film and the Jewish Music Institute are proud to announce an online season of iconic Christopher Nupen documentaries.
Shot in largely in the 1960s and 70s, Nupen’s films focus on a young and energetic group of classical musicians, linked by both music and friendship, who captivated the world with their dazzling virtuosity.
The films uniquely capture the people behind the legends.
In association with Israel Philharmonic
JMI Online: The Trout (Film)
Running time: 55 minutes.
Shot in 1969, this film tells the story of five close friends who came together to play Schubert’s Trout quintet at the Royal Festival Hall in what would become a landmark performance. The names speak for themselves: Zubin Mehta, Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. The full performance of the piece is preceded by a short documentary where the legendary musicians are seen in rehearsals and, in the case of Zukerman, selecting a viola to borrow for this important gig. A rare insight into a group of young people who were destined to change the face of classical music.
Followed by an exclusive interview about Christopher Nupen’s work with his step son, film maker, Matthew Percival. Interviewer: Michael Grade.