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Pianomania (2009)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | 4 November 2011 (USA)
Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch. Truly an... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stephan Knüpfer Stephan Knüpfer ... Himself
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Pierre-Laurent Aimard ... Pianist
Láng Lang ... Pianist (as Lang Lang)
Till Fellner Till Fellner ... Pianist
Christoph Koller Christoph Koller ... Himself
Alfred Brendel Alfred Brendel ... Pianist
Ian Bostridge Ian Bostridge ... Tenor
Hyung-Ki Joo Hyung-Ki Joo ... Himself (as Richard Hyung-Ki Joo)
Christoph Claßen Christoph Claßen ... Himself
Tobias Lehmann Tobias Lehmann ... Himself
Marita Prohmann Marita Prohmann ... Herself
Rudolf Buchbinder Rudolf Buchbinder ... Pianist
Aleksey Igudesman Aleksey Igudesman ... Himself
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Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch. Truly an unusual and entertaining peek behind the curtain at the world's great concert halls. Written by Cibis & Franck

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

PianoMania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,238, 29 May 2011

Gross USA:

$49,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$292,870
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OVALmedia, Wildart Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (35 mm version)| Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Absolutely Enthralling
31 August 2010 | by ian-1444See all my reviews

A year in the life of Stephan Knüpfer, Steinway's tuner/piano mechanic who services the beautiful Steinway grand pianos in Vienna's concert halls.

The preparation in bringing these magnificent pianos to perfect condition, each one fine-tuned to satisfy the differing whims of the virtuoso who will play it, is astounding to see and hear. It's astonishing that people can have such delicate ears, to be able to hear such tiny changes in tone and colour when minuscule adjustments are made to tuning, hammers and strings.

If you're a music lover you must see this film.


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