• Short Summary

    Pianist Mark Hambourg plays the first movement of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata'.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "And now Pathetone is pleased to present another celebrated Artist." (new title) "Mark Hambourg - The World-famous Pianist."

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    M/S of pianist Mark Hambourg standing beside a grand piano. He says he is going to play the first movement of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata', explaining that Beethoven is supposed to have written the piece when he was in love with one of his pupils.

    Various shots of Hambourg playing the piece at the piano, intercut with scenic shots of sunlight (or moonlight) on the sea and lakes (a section of visuals is missing, from 01:15:38 to 01:15:58).

    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1020.05
    Media URN:
    36820
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:32:00 / 01:17:56:00
    Canister:
    PT 032

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