Music – A Journey for Life. The conductor Riccardo Chailly.

Riccardo Chailly, born in Milan in 1953, is one of the most exciting musicians of our time. This first portrait features him working with “his” Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and rehearsing a new Bohème production at Palau de les Arts in Valencia. It also follows him on tour and with his family in Italy. The film’s motto is a quotation by Chailly himself:

“There’s nothing I hate more than routine. Music must retain its spirit and its soul, but it must also maintain its ability to surprise and entertain us. It must provide us with a subject for discussion and never involve mere sterile repetition.”

Year of production:2013
Recording Date:April/May 2013
Co-Production Company:MDR
Associated Production Company:Arte
Director:Paul Smaczny