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The American way

Author: Deborah May; Simon Rattle
Publisher: [U.K.] : LWT, ©1996.
Series: Leaving home., Orchestral music in the 20th century.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the development of orchestral music in America in the 20th century. It demonstrates how the cultural diversity of America influenced the works of composers such as George Gershwin, Charles Ives and Elliot Carter, and created distinctively American forms of music. It also looks at a unique characteristic of American orchestral music - it's involvement in other art forms such as film, theatre and painting,  Read more...
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Named Person: John Adams; Leonard Bernstein; John Cage; Elliot Carter; Aaron Copland; Morton Feldman; George Gershwin; Charles Ives; Terry Riley; Kurt Weill
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah May; Simon Rattle
OCLC Number: 681564506
Credits: Executive Producer, Melvyn Bragg ; Producers, Hilary Chadwick, Sue Knussen.
Performer(s): Music performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ; Conductor, Simon Rattle.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Leaving home., Orchestral music in the 20th century.
Responsibility: [with] Simon Rattle ; Director, Deborah May.

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Discusses the development of orchestral music in America in the 20th century. It demonstrates how the cultural diversity of America influenced the works of composers such as George Gershwin, Charles Ives and Elliot Carter, and created distinctively American forms of music. It also looks at a unique characteristic of American orchestral music - it's involvement in other art forms such as film, theatre and painting, and the composers involved in this area - Aaron Co.

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