WEIMAR: A MODERN DAY RENAISSANCE CITY

WEIMAR: A MODERN DAY RENAISSANCE CITY

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1790
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Samuel N. Koltinsky
    1998, 56 mins.
    Purchase: $310 Rental: $125



    Goethe once walked its streets, as did Bach, Cranach, Schiller, Liszt, Nietsche and Walter Gropius. It has been a cultural beacon, the birthplace of an ill-fated experiment in democracy, and a near-forgotten backwater under Communist rule. Now, once again, color and vibrancy have returned to Weimar. Weimar: A Modern Day Renaissance City is a celebration of the small town that has capped its triumphant comeback by being recognized as the Culture city of Europe in 1999. This video looks at Weimar's past and present. We stroll along the café-lined streets, meet its people and speak with representatives of the city, Bauhaus University, the Weimar Classic Foundation and the business community. Maestro Kurt Masur, conductor of the New York Philharmonic, shares with us his feelings about Weimar's controversial past and present. We trace Weimar's development from a medieval village to the home of Bach, Bahuaus and Buchenwald. We examine the German Democratic Republic period, pausing over the art- filled, ghostly remains of now-deserted Russian military compound. We end on a glorious tour of the city's most beautiful locations.

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    "Informative...a timely and relevant view of a modern Renaissance city."
    Library Journal