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Weinzweig's World

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"Händel never watched TV...Mozart never rode in a Volkswagon...Schubert never travelled in a jumbo jet." This is how John Weinzweig--composer of Canadian new music, teacher and outspoken promoter of artistic freedom--describes the difference between his works and the masters' of the classical period. Weinzweig's compositions range from playful to serious, and always reflect contemporary preoccupations. Weinzweig's World is both an intimate portrait of a living composer and the universal story of a visionary's struggle against a conformist world. While the film offers an entertaining inside view of the creative process, more than that it serves to demystify the unfamiliar sounds of new classical music.

1992, 27 min 08 s