Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

BR Deutschland / Italien 1967/1968, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

Extracts from 25 pieces of music, from the Brandenburg Concert No. 5, Allegro 1, bars 147-227, to the first part of Choral BWV 668 "Before Thy throne I step", are presented as self-contained musical sets. In between these examples of Bach′s work, his second wife Anna
Magdalena, whom he married in 1721 and with whom he led a happy life
until he died in 1748, describes the various stages in her husband′s
life, from his post as conductor in Coethen until he passed away
"quietly and gently". Anna Magdalena did not really leave a diary for
posterity. The Short Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach published by the
English author Esther Meynell in the 1920s is a compilation in exactly
the same way as Jean-Marie Straub′s text. The Englishwoman′s book
proved a best-seller in Germany and served as the source of inspiration
for the film′s title.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Jean-Marie Straub
Assistant director:Danièle Huillet
Screenplay:Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Director of photography:Ugo Piccone
Assistant camera:Saverio Diamanti, Giovanni Canfarelli, Hans Kracht, Uwe Radom
Optical effects camera:Thomas Hartwig
Lighting design:Hans Eberle, Max Jörg, Walter Eder
Set design:Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Construction manager:Hans Eberle, Max Jörg, Walter Eder
Costume design:Casa d'Arte Firenze, Vera Poggioni, Renata Morroni
Hairdresser:Rocchetti (Perücken), Guerrino Todero (Perücken)
Editing:Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Sound:Louis Hochet, Lucien Moreau
Audio mixing:Paul Schöler
Music:Leo Leonius, Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:Nikolaus Harnoncourt, August Wenzinger, Heinz Henning
Music performer:Nikolaus Harnoncourt, August Wenzinger, Heinz Henning, Martin Skowronneck (Instrumente), Carl August Gräbner (Instrumente)
Vocals:Bernd Weikl, Wolfgang Schöne, Karl-Heinz Lampe, Christa Degler, Bernhard Wehle, Karl-Heinz Klein
  
Cast: 
Gustav LeonhardtJohann Sebastian Bach
Christiane Lang-DrewanzAnna Magdalena Bach
Paolo CarliniDr. Hölzel
Ernst CastelliSteger
Hans-Peter BoyeBorn
Joachim WolffRektor
Rainer KirchnerSuperintendent
Eckart BrüntjenPräfekt Kittler
Walter PetersPräfekt Krause
Kathrien LeonhardtKatharina Dorothea Bach
Anja FährmannRegine Susanna Bach
Katja DrewanzChristine Sophie Henrietta Bach
Bob van AsperenJohann Elias Bach
Andreas PangritzWilhelm Friedemann Bach
Nikolaus HarnoncourtPrinz von Anhalt-Köthen
Hellmuth CostardRektor Ernesti
Angelo Viale
Rudolf Scheidegger
Ernest Strauss
  
Production company:Franz Seitz Filmproduktion (München), IDI Cinematografica (Rom), Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) (Rom), Straub-Huillet (München), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), Telepool Europäisches Fernsehprogrammkontor GmbH (München)
Producer:Franz Seitz, Gianvittorio Baldi, Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Unit production manager:Danièle Huillet
Location manager:Horst Winter, Günther Maag
Production assistant:Georg Föcking, Aldo Passalacqua
Shoot:08.1967-10.1967: Preetz, Stade, Hamburg, Eutin, Lüneburg, Lübeck, Nürnberg, Freiburg (Sachsen), Leipzig, Grossh
Original distributor:Neue Filmkunst Walter Kirchner (Göttingen)
Length:2558 m, 93 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.03.1968, 38850, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (NL): 03.02.1968, Utrecht, Cinemanifestale;
Aufführung (DE): 26.05.1968, Hof, Internationale Filmtage

Titles

Originaltitel (IT) Cronaca di Anna Magdalena Bach
Originaltitel (DE) Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

Versions

Original

Length:2558 m, 93 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.03.1968, 38850, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (NL): 03.02.1968, Utrecht, Cinemanifestale;
Aufführung (DE): 26.05.1968, Hof, Internationale Filmtage
 

Awards

Bambi 1968
künstlerisch wertvollster deutscher Film 1957 (ex aequo >48 Stunden bis Acapulco<)