Clive Greensmith Featured in Documentary on the Life and Music of Pál Hermann
"Following Pál" is a documentary film produced by Running Reel Films. It features British cellist Clive Greensmith, who has been part of the movement to recover and celebrate the work of Hungarian virtuoso cellist and composer Pál Hermann.
The documentary tells the story of Pál, an up and coming cellist and composer in the 1920's and '30's. "He had so much potential to make a mark on the music scene in Europe, but his life, and his work, were cut short when he was captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp. His only daughter, who is in her 80's now, recently discovered the sheet music to his unfinished masterwork, a cello concerto. Her son, Paul van Gastel, has been working with the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest and the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles to complete his concerto and re-present Hermann's music to the world. Though they never got the chance to meet, it has become Paul's mission to honor his grandfather by finishing his story and recovering his legacy." (Running Reel Films)