In June, 2001, after a lengthy period of restoration, the ancient Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano has opened its doors once again as the European Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the only German musical institution in Italy. The academy is run by the "Hochschule fur Musik" of Cologne.
Every year since 2001, in this restored historic building, 25 masterclasses have been held, attended by hundreds of music students from all over the world. For the most part the courses of study are financed by independant sponsors as well as the Palazzo Ricci Association. The film was made to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art of Montepulciano. It is the second film in a trilogy about the Academy.
ITALY, 45', DV Cam, colour
Production: Brintrup Filmproduktion, Rome
|CAST||Edda Moser, Salvatore Accardo, Franz Willnauer, Gabriele Cassone, Antonio Frigé, Ingrid Schmithüsen, Thomas Palm und Schülerinnen des Meisterkurs Gesang u.a.|
|MUSIC||J. Brahms, A. Berg, W.A. Mozart, A. Vivaldi, C.M. von Weber, Piazzolla, Andrea Falconiero|
|MUSICIANS||Salvatore Accardo, Gabriele Cassone, Antonio Frigé, Ingrid Schmithüsen, Thomas Palm, Orchestra da camera italiana|
|CAMERA||Georg Brintrup, Peter Naguschewski, Diego D'Innocenzo|
|SOUND||Paolo Bencivenni, Niccolò Gallio|
|AUDIO MIX||Francesco Sardella|
|LOCATION MANAGER||Peter Naguschewski, Änne Schanz-Kölsch|
|PRODUCTION MANAGER||Aloys Silva|
|WRITTEN / EDITED / DIRECTED BY||Georg Brintrup|
|WORLD PREMIÈRE||Montepulciano summer 2007|