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Icon in B Minor

Television (Full Length) – 1996

Icon in B Minor: a musical odyssey is the tale of two creative souls from different centuries with the same belief in spiritual transformation through their art. World-renowned New Zealand concert pianist Michael Houstoun is filmed on his pilgrimage to Germany, where composer Franz Liszt spent his last years. Houstoun is preparing for his performance of Liszt's monumental work, Sonata in B Minor. Produced and directed by Tainui Stephens, Icon in B Minor screened as part of the Work of Art series.

Key Cast & Crew

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Tainui Stephens

Director, Producer

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Anthony Muru


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Michael O'Connor


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Michael Houstoun


Produced by

Te Ripowai Productions


Made with funding from NZ On Air


All compositions by Franz Liszt