Portraits: The Piano Music of Scott Wheeler
We are not sure of the release date for Portraits: The Piano Music of Scott Wheeler. It was released at the box office on 2016-08-08 so we estimate it was released to DVD in November 2016.
Director: Fern Lopez
Cast: Scott Wheeler, Katie Northlich, Donald Berman, Adam Abeshouse, and Nancy L. Armstrong
A behind-the-scenes look into the first major recording of Scott Wheeler's piano music, including several musical portraits. Wheeler, best known for his operas, started composing musical portraits while studying under Virgil Thomson. The pieces are performed by pianist Donald Berman. It is hosted by Katie Northlich. Wheeler, Berman, and music producer Adam Abeshouse are interviewed. This documentary also features interviews with some of the portrait subjects: author Megan Marshall, artist Shane Crabtree, director Fern R Lopez, soprano Nancy L. Armstrong, and organist James Woodman. Excerpts from their musical portraits are heard so you can decide for yourself the first question that inevitably comes to mind: Does the portrait sound like it's subject?