Ravel’s music and the exceptional pianist Ragna Schirmer, who plays Ravel’s music and embodies it, are at the center of this enchanting production. This richly equipped Premium Edition with DVD and CD contains the DVD with the main movie as well as bonusmaterial like Interviews with Ragna Schirmer and the author and director Christoph Werner. The 59-minute CD contains pieces from Ravel’s piano cycles »Miroirs« and »Gaspard de la Nuit« as well as the »Pavane pour une infante défunte«. Konzert für eine taube Seele is a theatrical approach to the mysterious life of the French composer Maurice Ravel. Thanks to the congenial cooperation of the Puppet Theater Halle and the pianist Ragna Schirmer, an “evening of compassion, full of love for Ravel and his music was created. »Scenes from the life of Ravel and some of his key works for piano alternate and merge. Music, imagination, puppets and actors merge into a wondrous poetic experience. The French composer Maurice Ravel originally wanted to become a pianist. He almost ruined it with a homemade device for training his fingers. Year after year he failed spectacularly in the competition for the Prix de Rome then he was famous! The creator of the “Bolero” was accused of mechanical cold, and his colleague Stravinsky called him the “Swiss watchmaker” among the composers. Ravel suffered from a strange illness, an acquired amusia, which contemporaries described as a “deaf soul.” With the time Ravel lost the ability to music. At the beginning of his illness he still regretted that he had “so much music in his head”, much more than one knows about him! Like the poet in Jean Cocteau’s famous film “Orphee,” he entered the interior of his soul until the illness denied him the access. The pianist Ragna Schirmer is considered one of the most outstanding artists of the younger generation. She won 15 first prizes in national and international competitions and is the only award winner who won the Leipzig Bach Competition twice. Ragna Schrimer performs in the most important halls in Europe, China and New Zealand as well as at renowned festivals such as the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt and the Salzburg Festival. She played music among others. with Zubin Mehta, Sir Roger Norrington, Kurt Masur, Sir Neville Marriner, and Herbert Blomstedt, and has performed with ensembles such as the Munich Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchester National de France, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.