Docu-Fiction | 2020 | Biography, Docu-Drama, History, Music | Germany
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    Brief synopsis

    When Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg on May 7th, 1833, nobody could have guessed how much the later child prodigy would shape music history. For international music critics, the grandiose symphonic power, the richness of the thematic work and the concentration of the form of his symphonies are on a par with Beethoven's greatest works. But Brahms was melancholy and is considered by many to be a solitary and tragic genius. And yet one can feel the passion in his music. What influenced and inspired Brahms? Who triggered all these feelings in him, which he then transformed into musical masterpieces? Often it was the women in his life that inspired him. Above all, the friendship - or more aptly put, the deep yet unfulfilled love - between him and the famous pianist Clara Schumann accompanied Brahms throughout his life. Though Brahms chose to place art above love, this painful surrender one can feel in his music, inspired writers, filmmakers, and musicians all over the world to this day.


    Extras/bit player castingClaudia Engelhardt
    Costume designerStefanie Jauß
    DirectorAnnette Baumeister
    Makeup artist / hair stylistYvonne Oppermann
    ProducerIra Beetz
    Delegate producerJan Philip Lange
    ProducerAlexandra Georgi
    Production designerIris Trescher
    Location scoutAndrea Giesel
    Line producerJan Philip Lange
    Unit managerAndrea Giesel
    ScreenwriterAnnette Baumeister
    ScreenwriterStefan Wilke
    Commissioning editor in chargeUlrike DotzerNDR/arte
    Commissioning editorMartin TraxlORF

    Production companies

    Story House Productions
    Junifilm GmbH [de]
    Metafilm GmbH [de]coproduction