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Oliver Becker was born in 1967 and started making short films at the age of 14. In 1995, he made his first television documentary, followed by numerous other classical music documentaries and international concert recordings. A selection of his films includes: Dem Licht entgegen - Alexander Skrjabin: Kalkuel und Ekstase (1996), Portrait Peter Michael Hamel (1997), Verschlossene Heimat - Prokofjiews Sowjetisches Tagebuch 1927 (1998), Protest der Stille - der 9. Oktober 1989 in Leipzig (1999), Die Jagd nach dem Blech - ein musikalischer Spass mit German Brass (2000), Longing for Germany: The Conductor Wilhelm Furtwaengler (Wilhelm Furtwaengler - Sehnsucht nach Deutschland, 2003), Enlightened Love - Laughing Death (Wagner: The Staging of a Family Drama) (Leuchtende Liebe - Lachender Tod (Das Familientheater der Wagners), 2004), Kent Nagano - Seeking New Shores (2006), Klangfarbe Zukunft - Das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester (2007), and Into the Cold Dawn (Dem kuehlen Morgen entgegen, 2008).