- The Third Richard
- 31 August 2008 2:30 PM
By popular demand a further screening of a new film about composer/architect Richard Fuchs from directors Danny Mulheron and Sarah Stretton.
Richard Fuchs was a composer believed by his father to be the third Richard, successor to Strauss and Wagner. He loved German culture above all others. Unfortunately Germany hated him. His music was banned by the Nazis and he was banished, so he fled to the last bus stop in the
world, the booming monotone of New Zealand in the 1940s.
No longer persecuted, just ignored. A man out of place and out of time. An enemy in Germany because he was
Jewish and an enemy alien in war-time New Zealand because he was German.
Sixty years after his death his work is getting international acclaim. Danny Mulheron, his grandson, discovers the life and work of Richard Fuchs. He may or may not be the third Richard but after two lives in two continents, struggling
to get his music heard, he at least deserves a third chance.
Venue and Booking DetailsParamount Theatre