Recently the highly regarded prestigious C.Bechstein piano manufacturing company, had a very nice and descriptive 30 minute move about their piano factory. It includes some very nice playing of the instruments by various well known pianists.Resonances, the latest documentary by award-winning director Tom Nitsch, pays tribute to the fascinating sound of the Bechstein pianos, gives glimpses of the C. Bechstein manufacture and features several great pianists.
Love, passion and personality
Every single C. Bechstein grand is a unique instrument with a distinctive personality, just like the pianists who play them in concert halls around the world. The engineers, artists and concert technicians interviewed in the film highlight the expertise and wealth of emotions inherent in every C. Bechstein instrument. Great classical and jazz pianists speak passionately of their love for the Bechstein sound and explain its characteristics and advantages for professional musicians. They also talk about their lives and how they came to play the piano.
A legend rooted in European tradition
The exceptional C. Bechstein voice is omnipresent in the film, of course, as pianists play works by Bachn and Liszt or do jazz improvisations. The documentary thus evidences that C. Bechstein is a legend deeply rooted in the European tradition, a brand that fascinates anyone who loves piano music. Resonances features interviews and performances by the following pianists: Saleem Ashkar, David & Götz, Pavel Gililov/Mischa Maisky, Ulrike Haage, Prosh Denys Nayev/Nadia Mokhtari, Morten Schantz & Group, Serra Tavsanli, Haiou Zhang, Dudana Mazmanishvili.