Barbara Hendricks: Artist of Life (2001)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - France , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Performances, interviews, and archival footage combine to offer remarkable insight into the life of classical musician Barbara Hendricks in this intimate and comprehensive documentary from award-winning filmmaker Catherine Tatge. In this film, Tatge explores Hendricks' life from a chronological perspective, beginning with the prolific musician's discovery of music as a young child and following through to her career-defining debut at New York Town Hall in 1974 and beyond. What follows is not only a moving portrait of one of the leading classical performers of her generation, but a fascinating look into the creative mind of a devoted humanitarian as well.

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archival-footage, career-retrospective, classical-music, life-story, opera, show-tunes, singer