Sounds Of The Universe



In 2018 the International Baroque Days of Melk Abbey, today one of the internationally most renowned early music festivals, celebrate their 40th anniversary. Director Volker Werner’s documentary focuses on the unique connection between the festival and Melk Abbey. Here a modern cultural institution meets the centuries-old religious living space of the monastery, which is characterized by an atmosphere of spiritual serenity and the spirit of human and intellectual openness. By including founder Helmut Pilss as well as Alexander Hauer, who established the festival in the international festival scene, and the current artistic director of the festival, Michael Schade, the documentary takes us on a journey from the present day to the beginnings of the Pentecost concerts and grants an unexpected look behind the scenes.

Additional Info

  • No: A04550096
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 00:40:00
  • Director: A film by Volker Werner
  • Producers: A co-production of ORF and Scarlatti Arts international, distributed by UNITEL
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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