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Ester Mägi. Cadenza and motif (2014)

Original title: Ester Mägi. Kadents ja teema

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Documentary Duration 65:00

Ester Mägi. Cadenza and motif

Portrait documentary about Ester Mägi, composer and music teacher, tells about memory and music. Born in 1922, Mägi has composed music for nearly sixty years; her professional style has simultaneously been traditional and innovative, yet originally conservative. Ester Mägi recalls her life and contemplates on music. If she feels fine, she goes to the rehearsals and performances of her work and gives interpreters (or "consumers of sound" as she calls them) necessary advice and feedback.
When Mägi was a little schoolgirl she told her teacher that she would become Miina Härma when she grows up. Well, instead she became Ester ...

Director: Vahur Laiapea

Keywords: discussion | performance | filmmakers | practising | composer | musical work | string quartet | string music | players of string instruments | church | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Ikoon
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 65:00


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Producer Vahur Laiapea
Director Vahur Laiapea
Screenwriter Vahur Laiapea
Cinematographer Vahur Laiapea
Composer Tõnu Kõrvits
Editor Urmas Sepp
Content Editor Vahur Laiapea | Anne Prommik

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