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CRISTOBAL HALFFTER - IMAGINED FREEDOM

This documentary relates in an agile way who is this artist, criticized and acclaimed as a pioneering genius

Cristóbal Halffter belongs to the Generation of 51, a group of artists who renewed the Spanish music scene by introducing the European avant-garde techniques such as dodecaphonism and the serialism.

 

This documentary shows the author in all his facets, in which is his public identity sign, the musician, but also in the family and personal levels, where he has excelled for his civil behavior, and for being a relentless fighter for freedom and culture. The film, aimed at the general public and not only to experts in contemporary classical music, offers a detailed analysis of this universal musician, and relevant humanist, whose essence lives in Europe, mainly in Spain and Germany, but also in the rest of the world.

 

Based on interviews with his wife, his sons, his closest friends and also, of course, with distinguished representatives of music and contemporary art, the documentary relates in an agile way who is really this artist, criticized and acclaimed as a pioneering genius.

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