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Secret Song

Secret Song

Hilan Warshaw

United States, Austria | 2018 | 58 min
English, German |
Subtitles: English
Available on January 21, 2022.

Telling the captivating story of the creation of a twentieth-century masterpiece: Lyric Suite for string quartet by Austrian composer Alban Berg (1885 – 1935). In 1925, Berg fell madly in love with a woman, while they were both married. Lovestruck, he composed Lyric Suite as an embodied and sensual portrayal of his extramarital affair. Intercut with a reconstruction of the love story are rehearsals of the work by the musicians of the Emerson String Quartet and commentary by Renée Fleming. A creative and original film.
Director Hilan Warshaw
Editing Hilan Warshaw
Cast Madeleine Bundy, Grace McLean, Andrew Samonsky, Doug Shapiro
Artists Rénée Fleming, Emerson String Quartet
Cinematography Christo Bakalov, Jamie Rosenberg

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Hilan Warshaw

Hilan Warshaw

Hilan Warshaw is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, and educator. Through his production company, Overtone Films LLC, he produces and directs independent films as well as projects for organizations including Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, the League of American Orchestras, the Drama League, the Fund for the City of New York, American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and public-relations firms Goddard Gunster and Interactions Marketing, among others. His films include Wagner’s Jews, broadcasted on many different TV channels around the world. He holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. An experienced violinist and conductor, he studied orchestral conducting at Mannes College of Music and the Aspen Music School.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Lucia (2019) ; An Orchestra Is Born (2019) ; Secret Song (2018) ; Seduction (2018) ; Maestro (2017) ; The Drama League: 100 Years and Counting (2015) ; Wagner’s Jews (2013)

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