A great 2008 film adaptation of the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, freely expanded with colour values of the emancipation of women. Received awards and we still often broadcast, sold as DVD and streamed on the Internet or in media libraries. A top-class cast with Ken Duken in the title role and Jasmin Schwiers as Princess Isabella. Hubert Mulzer plays King August and Felicitas Woll the Princess Maximiliane. - Director: Sibylle Tafel with children's film Erfurt commissioned by the Hessischer Rundfunk. - The film music is elaborately composed with orchestra and soloists such as Gabriele Steck (soprano), Peter Maklar (guitar) or Sandro Friedrich (historical wind instruments). Furthermore, the children's choir of the Munich Cathedral Music sings the Drosselbart-Lied.
Movements: As well as the score there is a full playback and sing along playback for two songs:
The Drosselbart Song
The Isabelle Song
Introduction: KING DROSSELBART. PRINCESS OF GERANIUMS received the 'Robert Geissendörfer-Prize' on the 10.9.2009 in Leipzig in the category Childrens Films.
Movie: König Drosselbart - Der Märchenfilm, 2009
Movie directed by: Sibylle Tafel
Movie produced by: Kinderfilm Erfurt for HR/ARD
Distributor of movie: Hessischer Rundfunk /ARD
Performers in movie: Sandro Friedrich (historical flutes, crumhorn, shalm)
Peter Maklar (Plucking instruments)
Gabriele Steck (Humming) and the Munich Cathedral Childrens Choir
Munihc philharmonic film orchestra, conducted by Enjott Schneider
Orchestra recording on the 30.7.2008 in Farao Studios, Munich
Sound master: Klaus Strazicky