From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China is the 1979 Academy Award winning documentary film about Western culture breaking into China.

“Nothing less than superlative.” – DVDTalk

Produced and directed by Murray Lerner, it portrays the famous violinist and music teacher Isaac Stern as the first American musician to collaborate with the China Central Symphony Society (now China National Symphony Orchestra).

“This is a must-see; Stern’s love and passion for music extends to virtually every scene. For musicians of all ages (and all instruments), this documentary offers an inspiring glimpse into the thoughts and beliefs of a lover of music and a master of the violin.” – Commonsense Media.

“It is a beautifully made documentary that does not presume to tell all about China or Mr. Stern but does give us a most enjoyable record of a productive visit.” – New York Times

84 minutes / 1979 / English Language / A film by Murray Lerner


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