This superb documentary chronicles the remarkable master-apprentice relationship between the internationally-acclaimed classical pianist Alfred Brendel and the prodigy Kit Armstrong.
Over a period of two years, beginning with Brendel’s retirement from public performance and culminating with Armstrong’s first concert with the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the film observes Brendel imparting his wisdom and experience to his exceptionally gifted student, who begins to discover a new emotional depth to his virtuoso playing.
Beguiling, touching and often humorous SET THE PIANO STOOL ON FIRE is a fascinating portrait of the creative process.
Aspect ratio 16:9
Dolby Digital 2.0
76 mins. approx.