Made not long before Piatigorsky’s death in 1976, this short film features him musing on life and music, and includes Raphael Wallfisch in his early twenties taking a lesson, as well as a close look at the 1714 ‘Batta’ Stradivari (now known as the ’Batta-Piatigorsky’).

Filmed around the family home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, there is also a brief appearance by Piatigorsky’s wife Jacqueline, who was at various times a competitive tennis and chess player, sculptor, arts patron and philhanthropist.

The film was directed by Steve Grumette who went on to achieve success in visual and computer effects.