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Published on Apr 23, 2014
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In this compelling documentary Oscar-winning director Allan Miller gives us an intimate look at the musical life of violinist Robert Mann. A founding member and first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, for 51 years Mann has been one of the most important influences in chamber music. The documentary includes rare footage of Juilliard String Quartet performances, Mann's renowned coaching sessions, and interviews with many of classical music's greatest performers, all revealing Mann's profound influence as a chamber musician, teacher, and composer.
"When I think about the Beethoven quartets, I think about Robert Mann...the drama - he was able to do it in such a successful way that it was totally contagious to the other players." - Itzhak Perlman, Violinist
"Robert Mann has been a vital force in the world of music for more than 70 years. As founder and first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, Mann has brought adventure and discovery to the world of string quartets. In the documentary Speak the Music, which is rich with archival footage, Mann offers personal anecdotes, reveals the dark side of the creative process, and shares his inner passion for the music he feels." - Christian Science Monitor