The Cantor of Swabia (New Movie – 2016)

The Cantor of Swabia (New Movie - 2016)

Influential theologian and church musician Richard Gölz (1887-1975) re-introduced music into the pulpit-centered German Protestant Church. His famous Chorgesangbuch (1934) is a pioneering scholarly edition of 16th-century music, that reached every protestant church choir in Southern Germany and beyond. He sheltered Jews during the Nazi years and for this, he is remembered in Yad Vashem.


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Take Off One Ear!

Take Off One Ear!

An experimental non-fiction music documentary shot during the recording sessions of SARMATICA's album THE LVIV LUTE. The music is a crossover between 16th century lute music and Ukrainian folk styles.


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About us

About Us

ArbatFilm is a film production company founded in 2008 specialized in ambitious documentaries on musical topics with a serious intellectual and historical dimension. Our films explore the stories of exceptional musical personalities and traditions, and we strive to convey an inside view of art and music-making.

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“Mrii pro mynule”:  Early Music in Ukraine

"Mrii pro mynule": Early Music in Ukraine

Russian-American lutenist and early music exper Oleg Timofeyev comes to Ukraine to teach early music performance for a year. He soon finds out that 'early music' means something entirely different there than in the West: the rediscovery of the Ukrainian epic tradition, folk songs, vocal liturgy and unique instruments that are not played anywhere else.


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Frautschi

Frautschi

FRAUTSCHI is an intimate portrait of one of the most influential (and least known) guitar pedagogues in Russia: Kamill Frautschi (1921-1997). The Frautschis were Swiss émigrés in Russia who fell victims to Stalinist purges in 1937.


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Film Music

Film Music

ArbatFilm offers complete Film Scoring services. The Timofeyev Group will develop, compose, and record an original score for your film.

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