BAFTA-AWARD winning documentary-maker, Christopher Nupen has made more than 80 films on classical music and musicians. Here, he tells the story of his varied and often astonishing life and invites us to share his view of `Listening through the Lens'. The book comes with a 13 minute DVD showcasing a selection of his finest films. His pioneering portrait-films count among their subjects Daniel Barenboim, Jacqueline du Pre, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Nathan Milstein, Andres Segovia, Yevgeny Kissin, Karim Said, and Daniil Trifonov, many of whom have become lifelong friends. His 1969 film The Trout is legend. His film We Want the Light has won some of the most prized awards in documentary making, including the Jewish Cultural Award for Film and Television, 2003/2004.
Publisher: Kahn & Averill
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 30 mm
'Nupen turns out to be as captivating a writer as he is a film-maker. The openness and honesty that mark out his professional work can be sensed throughout this extraordinarily candid memoir.' - Julian Haylock, The Strad; 'Nupen's deep affinity for classical music and his genuine friendship and love for the subjects of his films burns ever bright throughout this extraordinary book....' - Andrew Eales, www.pianodao.com; 'Christopher is a man of great professional expertise, great passion and wonderful humour. This book reflects these qualities in a most captivating way.' - Vladimir Ashkenazy;