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The Eulogy

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The Eulogy

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THURSDAY MAY 7 8.30pm Channel 039

A moving feature documentary that aims to unravel the truths and myths behind the life and career of one of Australia’s most brilliant and prolific concert pianists, Geoffrey Tozer.  An 8 year old prodigy, Tozer’s brilliance was realised early. However, for all his ferocious talent, Tozer’s promise was never fully realised and he died in 2009 alone and penniless, after years battling alcoholism. At his funeral, his good friend, former Prime Minister, Paul Keating, gave a 4000-word eulogy, attacking the music establishment for abandoning and ignoring Tozer, who he believed to be a genius. “Geoffrey Tozer’s death is a national tragedy”. The filmmakers seek to piece together the truth about Tozer’s life and what led to his lonely and untimely death.