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Christopher Nupen - A Christopher Nupen Film "The Trout" The Historic 1969 Documentary

  • Performer: Christopher Nupen
  • Title: A Christopher Nupen Film "The Trout" The Historic 1969 Documentary
  • Genre: Classical
  • Country: US
  • Record source: VHS, NTSC, Documentary
  • Released: 1990
  • Style: Romantic
  • Label: Teldec Video
  • Cat#: 2292-462393
  • MP3 album: 2702 mb
  • FLAC album: 1344 mb
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Christopher Nupen - A Christopher Nupen Film "The Trout" The Historic 1969 Documentary


1Allegro Giusto
4Allegro Vivace
5Piano Quintet In A, D667


  • BassZubin Mehta
  • CelloJacqueline Du Pré
  • Composed ByFranz Schubert
  • Cover [Photo]Reg Wilson
  • DesignPat Doyle
  • Directed ByChristopher Nupen
  • Engineer [Recording]Bob Auger
  • Film EditorPeter Heelas
  • Film ProducerAllegro Films
  • Lighting [Cameraman]David Findlay
  • Liner Notes [Booklet]Christopher Nupen
  • Mixed ByAlan Dykes
  • PianoDaniel Barenboim
  • ViolinItzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman
  • Written By – Christopher Nupen


  • Barcode: 02292-46239-36
  • Label Code: LC 3706


  • Copyright (c) – Allegro Films, London
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Teldec Classics International GmbH


Christopher Nupen is a South African-born filmmaker based in the United Kingdom specialising in biographical documentaries of musicians. Nupen was born in South Africa to a family of Norwegian descent - his father, E. Buster Nupen 19021977, was a Test cricketer. His mother was Claire Doombie Nupen, née Meikle. After studying law at university he moved to Britain to work in banking, then trained as a sound engineer with the BBC. Filmmaker Christopher Nupen about the film: In 1969 five young musicians, all of them still relatively. The resulting film, The Trout, was to become almost certainly the most frequently broadcast classical music film ever by Christopher Nupen. With Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman. Title: The Trout TV Movie 1969. This absolute jewel of a film perfectly captures the joy of five great musicians playing one of the greatest pieces in the chamber music repertoire. No other film that I know of has such a perfect combination of musicians, music, and documentary approach. Watching it, you truly feel a part of this charming collection of brilliant musicians giving and taking pleasure with music. 0 of 0 people found this review helpful. Christopher Nupen on the film itself: The introduction takes the television viewer into areas of music-making that are not normally accessible even to the committed concert-going public and the first part of the film ends with the final seven minutes of back-stage preparation before the concert. They are minutes which contain scenes that have passed into musical and television history. The film then continues with the complete performance shot during the concert, just as it happened, with not a note re-taken. Photo: Allegro Films. Read more. Nearly 50 years on, see Christopher Nupens documentary of a historic performance of Schuberts Trout Quintet in the newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall. In 1969, five young musicians were filmed by Nupen for what became a landmark classical music documentary. They were Daniel Barenboim piano, Jacqueline du Pré cello, Itzhak Perlman violin, Zubin Mehta double bass and Pinchas Zukerman viola. read more. Eventually to establish themselves as acclaimed artists, the musicians are shown in intimate backstage scenes laughing together as they prepare to play. They then go on to deliver a vi. The quintet forms the basis of Christopher Nupen's 1969 film The Trout, in which Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta perform it at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. 3 out of 5 stars. Documentary maker Christopher Nupen remembers his first encounter with Daniel Barenboim, and tells the story of their collaboration that led to the legendary 1969 film, The Nupen's record of the concert given by five young musicians in the new Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's South Bank, in 1969. The Trout is an exuberant explosion of youthful enjoyment in music: first from Schubert himself, who wrote his famous Trout quintet when he was 22 years old, and then from five young artists of the highest rank. They pick up the spirit of Schubert's music magnificently, both in preparation and rehearsal, and in their 1969 performance of the work, which has become one of the most remembered ever given. Legendary filmmaker Christopher Nupen - to whom we owe all the wonderful films of Jacqueline du Pré - has sent in a message to thank all the fans. When we played The Trout it would have evaporated, as all concerts do. But Christopher Nupen saw a film in it and suddenly there was a statement of our happiness, forever. A few BTS shots from the Trout rehearsals, including the famous photo from the dress rehearsal, which was used as the cover of the first VHS release of the film in 1990. TheTrout50 JacquelineduPre JacquelineduPré CelloBae JacquelineduPreOfficial ChristopherNupen Allegro Films

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