Various: Trip To Asia: Quest For Harmony (Axiom Films DVD)

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Catalogue No: AXM583
Trip To Asia: Quest For Harmony (Axiom Films DVD)

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• Exclusive DVD bonus features: feature length director’s commentary, an in-depth interview with Thomas Grube, concert performance of Thomas Adès’ ‘Asyla’, ‘Making of Trip to Asia’ stills gallery and trailer;

• Excerpts featured in the BBC’s Imagine programme;

• Cinema Screenings throughout the country and strong demand on the UK and Ireland festival circuit including Cambridge Film Festival, Chichester Film Festival, etc. following world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival).

“a scorcher… wonderful” The Times “pure magic” Radio Times

“riveting… The Berlin Philharmonic makes particularly good material, because its standards are so much higher than other orchestras” The Independent

“beautiful” The Observer -- “One of the best music films in recent years” Variety

Contents and Reviews


Documenting the BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S tour of Asia, including their first performance in China since 1979, THOMAS GRUBE’s extraordinary film offers privileged access to one of the world’s premiere orchestras and the 126 musicians – all masters of their craft – that make up this unique self governing institution. Rehearsing and performing challenging pieces by Strauss, Beethoven and Thomas Adès’, TRIP TO ASIA is also an exploration of what it is like to be a member of a world renowned orchestra, from the point of view of seasoned veterans, probationers and, leading them all, the charismatic SIR SIMON RATTLE. The fragility of egos, the pain of insecurity and the nervousness of awaiting acceptance by the group are balanced against the thrill of being a part of history and the rare opportunity of transcending the performing environment and achieving a vital moment of grace through music. An extraordinarily insightful and thrilling film, TRIP TO ASIA is above all else a celebration of music and the musicians who perform it. AXM583 Dealer Price £13.61 Audio: Dolby Stereo & Optional 5.1 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 anamorphic Feature Running Time: 108 mins English and German language Region: 2 Territory: UK and Ireland