Private Project

Beyond Perfection: The pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s unwillingness to compromise made him turn into a myth. Even among the various great pianists of the 20th century, he appears as an exception. The unique perfection of his tone had its dark sides though: He is known as overly sensitive and extremely erratic. It is said that he blew off more concerts than he played. Self critical to the bone, Michelangeli spent years studying the exact same pieces over and over again. His way to the Olympus recalls the work of Sisyphos. We presented the first big film portrait of Michelangeli on his 100th birthday.

  • Syrthos J. Dreher
    Director
  • Dag Freyer
    Director
  • Syrthos J. Dreher
    Writer
  • Dag Freyer
    Writer
  • Maria Willer
    Producer
  • Bernhard von Hülsen
    Producer
  • Thomas Ch. Weber
    Director of Photography
  • Christoph Valentien
    Director of Photography
  • Frank Brandstetter
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 19 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • C Major Entertainment
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Syrthos J. Dreher, Dag Freyer