Friedemann Bach (1941)

  |  Drama, Music

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During a house concert, the Bach family gets a visit by their son Wilhelm Friedemann, who has just given up his position in Dresden because he no longer could endure the reprisals of his superiors.


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24 February 2015 | fluminist
| Captivating drama from the period of early classical music
In approaching this film, one must bear in mind that, despite the historical setting, it is not a source of reliable biographical information on Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, not is it intended to be. In fact, practically all episodes shown in the film are fictitious (which makes it no worse than 'Amadeus', 'Immortal Beloved' or 'Copying Beethoven'). Nevertheless, this is a very compelling drama exploring the loneliness of the gifted and highly original creative genius struggling with the contradiction between the absolute demands of his artistic calling and the compromises required to please an audience and secure employment.

Although the plot is not strictly historical, the film creates a very authentic mood and is free of glaring anachronisms (such as found in 'Amadeus' or, far worse, 'Copying Beethoven'); not only the costumes and props, but also the character's attitudes fit the period. Moreover, considering the time of production, this film is enjoyably free of propaganda.

In summary, this is a little known gem which lovers of mid-18th century music will find entertaining. Highly recommended.

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