Once at a Border... (1982)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Instrumental Music, Music History  |   Run Time - 166 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

As directed by acclaimed documentarist Tony Palmer, this epic-length biographical portrait of Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) draws on rarely-seen archival footage, vintage photographs, and interviews with Stravinsky contemporaries including Tatia Rimsky-Korsakov and Nadia Boulanger to provide unique and rare insights into the said Russian composer. Palmer places equal emphasis on Stravinsky's life and classical composition.

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archival-footage, composer, retrospective