Rhapsody movie trailer - starring Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, Louis Calhern, John Ericson, Michael Chekhov, Barbara Bates. Directed by Charles Vidor. Genre: Drama
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A Turkish pianist is releasing an album featuring classic songs by Pink Floyd reworked into the style of 19th Century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
Franz Liszt is regarded as possibly the greatest piano virtuoso of all time. A child prodigy, he toured as a concert pianist until he began teaching and composing.
At first glance, Pop Wunderkind Justin Bieber and revolutionary 19th Century pianist and composer Franz Liszt don't seem to have anything in common. And while they might not have any musical or biographical similarities, they both have had a powerful psychological effect on their fans. Fits of hysteria, screaming, and fainting are all common traits of 'Bieber Fever' & 'Lisztomania. But why?
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George Sand was perhaps the most celebrated novelist of the early nineteenth century and its most notorious Bohemian, better known in her own day than even Charles Dickens. Frederic Chopin was among the greatest musicians of his age. A prodigy who rapidly gained a legendary reputation all over Europe as both a pianist and a composer. IMPROMPTU is the comic and tender tale of how Goerge Sand and Chopin met; of how Sand recklessly pursued Chopin; how Chopin resisted Sand's advances; of how, despite the best and most mischievous efforts of many of those around them, they eventually fell in love.
In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.
A buoyant and imaginatively outrageous film from writer/director Ken Russell about Franz Lidzt, rock star circa 1840, starring Roger Daltrey and Ringo Starr.
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