This film is one of the final documents of the unmatched understanding and essential vision with which Kocsis approached both every creative work and worldly matters. Together with Csaba Némedi, he analyses the circumstances surrounding the genesis of the two works, as well as questions related to their content, plots and composition. Through their intermediation, in the two works - Friedenstag, the monumental choral opera evoking the final day of the Thirty Years' War as it asks moral and humanistic questions about armed conflict, and Daphne, the bucolic tragedy with a mythological theme in which the human world confronts the divine one - reveal their every interrelationship and meaning.
Kocsis intended for the Strauss series to continue with Guntram, Feuersnot, Intermezzo and Die ägyptische Helena, but fate would intervene in their realisation with the artist's death on 6 November 2016.
Condutor: Zoltán Kocsis
Reporter: Ádám Bősze
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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