Private Project

Rivalry in Music: Stravinsky vs Schoenberg

At the beginning of the 20th century there were two celebrated liberators of music who were the complete opposite of each other: the stylishly nonchalant Igor Stravinsky who revolutionized the musical field from the rhythm-section on the one hand – and on the other the smart and world-weary Arnold Schoenberg with his visionary 12-tone-music. What started as a respectful meeting of two composers soo turned into a bitter rivalry that led to a fundamental debate about progress and truth in music. We travelled to L.A., Vienna and Venice to trace the steps of the two genius composers.

  • Sylvie Kürsten
    Director
  • Lucie Tamborini
    Producer
  • Maria Willer
    Producer
  • Bernhard von Hülsen
    Producer
  • Christoph Valentien
    DoP
  • Nina Mühlenkamp
    Editor
  • Sylvie Kürsten
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes 30 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Sylvie Kürsten