John Malkovich in The Music Critic Biography
John Malkovich, Narrator
Aleksey Igudesman, Violin
To be decided, Violin
To be decided, Viola
To be decided, Cello
Hyung-Ki Joo, Piano
Schumann fancies himself a "composer", with Brahms is a "giftless basterd". And Claude Debussy is simply ugly. Originally conceived for the Julian Rachlin & Friends Festival, Aleksey Igudesman created a sardonic mix of the most evil music critiques of the last centuries written about some of the greatest works of music. Equipped with a frivolous potpourri of musical insults, John Malkovich slips into the role of the evil critic who believes the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev and the likes to be weary and dreary. Aleksey Igudesman and other great musicians beg to differ and fight back. The grand finale is " The Malkovich Torment", a horrific review about Malkovich himself, which Igudesman has set to music in a uniquely sardonically humorous way.
Music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Prokofiev, Ysaye, Kanchelli, Piazzolla and Igudesman.