Film Screening: 1970s Approaches to the Classical Canon
July 4, 2018
9:30 am-12:00 pm
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
(GDR, 1979, dir. Heinz Nagel, 2 min., color, anim.)
Animated adaptation of Robert Schumann’s delightful Träumerei from Kinderszenen.
Beethoven - Days of a Life
Beethoven – Tage aus einem Leben
(GDR, 1976, dir. Horst Seemann, 104 min., color, EN ST)
Vienna, 1813-19: Beethoven is at the peak of his fame. Orchestras all over the world play his music, but he lives modestly and is dependent upon private patrons. Nagged by his patronizing brothers, spied upon by officials for his republican beliefs and facing progressive hearing loss, the composer becomes more and more isolated.
Intro by Joy Calico, Vanderbilt University
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.