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Christopher Nupen on Filming Music and Musicians | reviews, news & interviews

Christopher Nupen on Filming Music and Musicians

Christopher Nupen on Filming Music and Musicians

How a chance encounter at the Vienna State Opera changed his life

Nupen at work: 'Filmmaking is storytelling'Allegro Films
"What is it about Schubert’s music that has such power 180 years on?  It has nothing to do with who he slept with or what he had for breakfast – it’s the work," insists filmmaker Christopher Nupen, whose series of films about composers is currently showing on BBC Four. "If you’re dragged towards the quotidian and the sensational, you’ll be pulled away from that elusive essence in the work that nobody has ever succeeded in explaining, but which remains one of the highest expressions of the human mind.”
A young General Trainee called Melvyn Bragg told him, "I think you’ve got a hit on your hands"

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Sadly, I missed the first programme on Sibelius: The Early Years. I do, however, have the second programme, recorded on my hard drive. Is it possible that these two will be available on DVD ere long?

Both parts are available on, an online subscription based service (I do not work for, I am simply a subscriber).

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