16 August 2015 | sibille-21-169223
Wonderful Concert Film
I saw Strad for Lunch in 2013 at a movie theatre in Germany. Wonderful documentary film featuring the fantastic Oscar Bohorquez making his New York violin debut with pieces by wonderful Argentine composers- The sound quality and images are superb and I also enjoyed the interview portion and tango dance with Mr- Bohorquez and filmmaker Marianne Hettinger.One of the composers, Beytelmann, is still living and is also being interviewed in the film. There is also a section where violin making is discussed and the owner of the WMP Hall where the concert took place, discusses the Stradivarius violin he lent to Mr. Bohorquez on which he made his debut. The concert has a great live feel with a live audience and we even learn facts about violin building and there is an interview with people at the Christie's auction house where violin bows are discussed. What a feast for eyes and ears!