I'll Stake My Cremona to a Jews Trump (1985)

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About an opera by the British avant-garde composer Michael Nyman, which takes musical themes from Mozart and the libretto from Sterne's Tristram Shandy and uses both ancient instruments and electronics effects. The beginning and end of the film, which presents a complete performance of the piece in period costume and setting, make visual reference to these origins. The central section explains its component elements.

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