Mozart in the Jungle


Mozart in the Jungle is a comedy-drama web television series produced by Picrow for Amazon Studios . [1] It was created by Roman Coppola , Jason Schwartzman , Alex Timbers , and directed by Paul Weitz . The show was given a production order in March 2014.

The story was inspired by Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music , oboist Blair Tindall’s 2005 memoir of her professional career in New York, playing various high-profile gigs with ensembles including the New York Philharmonic and the orchestras of Numerous Broadway shows. [2] The series stars Gael García Bernal as Rodrigo, a character based on Gustavo Dudamel , [3] as well as Lola Kirke , Malcolm McDowell , Saffron Burrows , Hannah Dunne , Peter Vack and Bernadette Peters .

The first season in full on December 23, 2014. [5] The show’s renewal for a second season was announced by Amazon on February 18, 2015. [5] All episodes of the second season were made available on December 30, 2015 On February 9, 2016 a third season was announced. [6] On August 7, 2016, the official Mozart in the Jungle Twitter account announced that season three would premiere on December 9, 2016. [7] All episodes of the third season were made available on December 9, 2016. On January 30, 2017, [8] which will have been released on December 8, 2017. [9]

Cast and characters

Main cast

  • Lola Kirke as Hailey Rutledge, an oboist with a yearning to play with the New York Symphony. She develops a strong bond with Rodrigo as the series progresses.
  • Gael García Bernal as Rodrigo De Souza, the new eccentric conductor of the New York Symphony.
  • Bernadette Peters as Gloria Windsor, the president of the New York Symphony (season 2-present, recurring, season 1)
  • Malcolm McDowell as Thomas Pembridge, conductor emeritus of the New York Symphony
  • Saffron Burrows as Cynthia Taylor, a philandering cellist with the New York Symphony
  • Hannah Dunne as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Campbell, Hailey’s roommate and best friend
  • Peter Vack as Alex Merriweather, Hailey’s dancer boyfriend (seasons 1-2)

Recurring cast

  • Debra Monk as Betty Cragdale, the long-time oboist for the New York Symphony who instantly despises Hailey
  • Mark Blum as Union Bob, a piccolo player for the symphony and known for bringing up the union rules
  • Jennifer Kim as Sharon, Rodrigo’s assistant
  • Joel Bernstein as Warren Boyd, the concertmaster for the symphony
  • Nora Arnezeder as Anna Maria, Rodrigo’s estranged violinist wife
  • John Miller as Dee Dee, the drug-dealing percussionist of the New York Symphony
  • Rubio Qian as Triangle Tanya, the triangle player of the New York Symphony.
  • Brennan Brown as Edward Biben, an orchestra board member
  • Gretchen Mol as Nina, the New York Symphony’s lawyer who falls for Cynthia
  • Makenzie Leigh as Addison, Alex’s dancing partner and roommate
  • Margaret Ladd as Claire, Thomas’ ex-wife who dies after hearing his completed symphony.
  • Jason Schwartzman as Bradford Sharpe, a classical music enthusiast and host of his own podcast, “B-Sharpe”
  • John Hodgman as Marlin Guggenheim, a purported billionaire infatuated with Hailey
  • Wallace Shawn as Winslow Eliot, a neurotic concert pianist.
  • Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Manuel, Rodrigo’s childhood friend
  • Dermot Mulroney as Andrew Walsh, a cello soloist who fraternizes with Hailey.
  • Monica Bellucci as Alessandra, a reclusive Italian soprano living in Venice, Italy , also known as “La fiamma”.
    • Ana María Martínez provides Alessandra’s singing voice.
  • Sandro Isaack as Pavel, the orchestra’s stagehand that becomes friendly with Gloria
  • Philip Jackson Smith as Mike, a friend of Hailey’s who are recruits to work for the orchestra

Episodes

Main article: List of Mozart in the Jungle episodes
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 February 6, 2014 December 23, 2014
2 10 December 30, 2015 December 30, 2015
3 10 December 9, 2016 December 9, 2016

Production

The many oboe solos played by the protagonist and other characters Throughout The series are Performed by Lelie Resnick , principal oboist of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra , while the character of Rodrigo is loosely based is Gustavo Dudamel , the Venezuelan music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic . [10] Dudamel coached García Bernal before the last conducted, in the character of Rodrigo, for a real performance of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, which were used for the second season opener. [11] Dudamel has a comeo in that episode, acting as a stagehand trying to convince Rodrigo to move to Los Angeles. Joshua Bell , pianists Emanuel Ax and Lang Lang , composers Anton Coppola and Nico Muhly , Broadway star Brian d’Arcy James and conductors Alan Gilbert and Bernard Uzan . Blair Tindall, a writer and writer of the book on the series is based. [12] The Shows of the Performing Arts at SUNY Purchase [13] Composers Anton Coppola and Nico Muhly , Broadway star Brian d’Arcy James and conductors Alan Gilbert and Bernard Uzan . Blair Tindall, a writer and writer of the book on the series is based. [12] The Shows of the Performing Arts at SUNY Purchase [13] Composers Anton Coppola and Nico Muhly , Broadway star Brian d’Arcy James and conductors Alan Gilbert and Bernard Uzan . Blair Tindall, a writer and writer of the book on the series is based. [12] The Shows of the Performing Arts at SUNY Purchase [13]

Reception

The first season of the series received positive reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the series a ‘fresh’ 95% rating based is 20 critic reviews, with the critical consensus “Though confined to the isolated world of classical music, Mozart in the Jungle’s Gael Garcia Bernal Makes this charming little show sing.” [14] Metacritic gave the series to 73 out of 100, indicating the favorable reviews. [15] Cory Barker, writing for TV.com , praised the series. “What works so well is that Mozart is not afraid to throw you into a world you’re likely to unfamiliar with, but it doesn ‘ [1] Robert Lloyd, writing for The Los Angeles Times , also lauded the first season. To look like people, more complicated than a thumbnail description can accommodate. You grow interested in what will Become of Them without expecting or rooting for Any Particular outcome. ” [17] Kory Grow of Rolling Stone aussi Praised the series, writing That” [t] hanks to quirky scripts and a smart ensemble cast … It comes off whimsical without ringing off-pitch. ” [18] Writing for The Los Angeles Times , also lauded the first season. He stated that “Characters who were mouthpieces for attitudes start to seem like people, more complicated than a thumbnail description can accommodate. [17] Kory Grow of Rolling Stone also praised the series, writing that “[t] hanks to quirky scripts and a smart ensemble cast … it comes off whimsical without ringing off-pitch.” [18] Writing for The Los Angeles Times , also lauded the first season. He stated that “Characters who were mouthpieces for attitudes start to seem like people, more complicated than a thumbnail description can accommodate. [17] Kory Grow of Rolling Stone also praised the series, writing that “[t] hanks to quirky scripts and a smart ensemble cast … it comes off whimsical without ringing off-pitch.” [18]

Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter also gave the first season a positive review. “Bernal is both lovable and magnetic, and makes the eclectic maestro surge on the screen. [19] Brian Lowry, writing for Variety , also lauded the series. “While Mozart is surely a niche confection, the show generally shines by proving long on charm even when it’s short on laughs.” [20] In a more mixed review, Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly gave the series a “B-“.

Accolades

year Award Category Recipients result Ref.
2015 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actor – Television Gael Garcia Bernal Won [21]
2016 73rd Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Comedy Mozart in the Jungle Won [22]
Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Gael Garcia Bernal Won [22]
Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation Mozart in the Jungle Won [23]
Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actor – Television Gael García Bernal Won [24]
2017 74th Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Comedy Mozart in the Jungle Nominated [25]
Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Gael Garcia Bernal Nominated [25]

References

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  2. Jump up^ Burton, Louise (2013-12-11). “Amazon’s TV Pilot” Mozart in the Jungle, with Joshua Bell and Malcolm McDowell, Is a Tale of Sex, Drugs and … Classical Music? ” . Classicalite . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  3. Jump up^ Ramey, Corinne (2013-12-06). “Amazon Studios’ ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Offers New View of Music World” . The Wall Street Journal . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  4. Jump up^ Vlessing, Etan (2014-11-20). “Amazon Announces Premiere Date for ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Comedy-Drama” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  5. Jump up^ Tartaglione, Nancy (2015-02-18). “Amazon Tunes Up The Second Season Order For ‘Mozart In The Jungle'” . Deadline.com . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  6. Jump up^ Gans, Andrew. “‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ Starring Bernadette Peters, Renewed for Third Season ‘playbill.com, February 9, 2016
  7. Jump up^ Mozart in the Jungle [MITJAmazon] (7 August 2016). “A whole new tune. December 9.” (Tweet) – via Twitter . https://twitter.com/MITJAmazon/status/762329084693188608
  8. Jump up^ Mitovich, Matt (January 30, 2017). ” ‘ Mozart in the Jungle’ Renewed for Season 4, ‘Red Oaks’ Gets Final Season’ . TV Line . Retrieved January 31, 2017 .
  9. Jump up^ Graham, Will. “It comes out December 8th. And Cole is the star of a separate web series called” Confessions of an average violist ” ” . Twitter . Twitter . Retrieved 21 June 2017 .
  10. Jump up^ Ng, David (2014-02-10). ” ‘ Mozart in the Jungle’: Is ‘Rodrigo’ a parody of Gustavo Dudamel?” . The Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2016-01-26 .
  11. Jump up^ Swed, Mark (2015-07-31). “LA Phil, Dudamel dive into the ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ act at the Bowl” . The Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2016-01-26 .
  12. Jump up^ Midgette, Anne (2015-12-30). “‘Mozart in the Jungle’ finds its feet” . The Washington Post . Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  13. Jump up^ “Amazon’s ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Movies At SUNY Purchase” . Harrison Daily Voice . Retrieved 14 May 2017 .
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  15. Jump up^ “Mozart in the Jungle – Season 1” . Metacritic . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  16. Jump up^ Barker, Cory (2015-01-06). “4 Reasons Why You Should Binge-Watch Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle This Week” . TV.com . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  17. Jump up^ Lloyd, Robert (2014-12-23). “Review ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ on Amazon gets good after woeful pilot” . The Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  18. Jump up^ Grow, Kory (2014-12-22). “Bittersweet Symphony: Inside the Sex and Drugs of ‘Mozart in the Jungle ‘ ” . Rolling Stone . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  19. Jump up^ Goodman, Tim (2014-12-23). ” ‘ Mozart In The Jungle’: TV Review” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  20. Jump up^ Lowry, Brian (2014-12-17). “TV Review: Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle'” . Variety . Retrieved 2015-12-31 .
  21. Jump up^ “2015 Imagen Awards Winners, Honorees & Nominees” . The Imagen Foundation . Retrieved 2016-09-29 .
  22. ^ Jump up to:b “Winners & Nominees 2016” . Hollywood Foreign Press Association . Retrieved 2016-09-29 .
  23. Jump up^ “68th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners” . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences . Retrieved 2016-09-29 .
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  25. ^ Jump up to:b “Winners & Nominees 2017” . Hollywood Foreign Press Association . Retrieved 2016-12-12 .

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