Chaykovskiy 1969
The film is dedicated to the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). It tells of the last twenty years of the great masters life of his friendship with Baroness von Meck an outstanding woman of her time who for many years was Tchaikovskys guardian angel. The film also includes retrospections of the composers childhood and adolescent years with Tchaikovskys life poetically recounted against the background of fragments from his operas and ballets performed by the best Russian musicians.

The majestic music and fascinating life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky are evocatively presented in this Academy Award-nominated film by writer/director Igor Talankin and celebrated composer Dimitri Tiomkin. Tchaikovsky demonstrates the inseparability of the composer's music from his life, as each moment of happiness and tragedy is expressed through the magnificent ballets, operas, symphonies and love songs that flow from his pen. These masterpieces become an integral part of the film.

Director: Igor Talankin
Actors: Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Antonina Shuranova, Kirill Lavrov, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Evgeni Leonov, Maya Plisetskaya, Bruno Frejndlikh, Evgeni Evstigneev
Country: Soviet Union
Genre: Biography, Drama

Extras:
-- Pictures and filmography of the film's authors
-- Candids from the shooting ground
-- Maya Plisetskaya in ballets of P. I. Tchaikovski
-- Interview with Innokenty Smoktunovsky
-- Biography and Documentary about P. I. Tchaikovsky
-- Pilikhina Margarita (video)

2 x DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:12:18 + 01:15:09 | 6.42 Gb + 7.38 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian, English, Francais
Subtitles: Russian, Francais, Espanol, Nederlands, Japanese, Svenska, Arabic, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Portugues, Hebrew, Chinese

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:12:12 + 01:15:04 | 6.51 Gb + 6.96 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian, English, Francais
Subtitles: Russian, Francais, Espanol, Nederlands, Japanese, Svenska, Arabic, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Portugues, Hebrew, Chinese

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