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Boston Symphony Orchestra. [1959-12-01, Pt. 2]

Author: Jordan M WhitelawDavid DavisSheila MontgomeryBob HallFrank VentoAll authors
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WGBH-TV, 1959.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"The 'Boston Symphony Orchestra' programs are telecasts of the world's great music, direct from the concert hall. The programs are telecast live in New England and on tape or film for a national audience. The programs are produced so that at any given moment the TV picture has a special significance in relation to the music."--1959 Peabody Digest. In this portion of the program, the orchestra performs Mendelssohn's
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Genre/Form: Music
Educational/cultural films and video
Live shows
Television
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jordan M Whitelaw; David Davis; Sheila Montgomery; Bob Hall; Frank Vento; Bill Busiek; William Pierce; Claude Frank; Charles Munch; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Boston Symphony Orchestra,; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); National Educational Television and Radio Center.; Lowell Institute. Cooperative Broadcasting Council.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
OCLC Number: 38931302
Notes: "The final part of a complete concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra"--Soundtrack at opening. Part one of this program is missing.
Title supplied from film. Credit and cast information compiled from film, Peabody Awards entry form and supplemental documentation. Broadcast date supplied from film can.
Entry to the 1959 Peabody Awards, Entertainment category.
Running time: 38:00.
"Part of the Cambridge series"--Soundtrack.
"Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, I. Andante; Allegro ; II. Vivace ; III. Adagio ; IV. Allegro"--Opening credits.
Credits: Video, Bob Hall; audio, Bill Busiek; lighting, Frank Vento.
Performer(s): Boston Symphony Orchestra; Claude Frank (piano); Charles Munch (conductor); commentary by William Pierce.
Description: 1 reel of 2 (r2) (ca. 1506 ft.) : opt sd., b&w ; 16 mm. kinescope.
Responsibility: WGBH-TV ; Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council ; National Educational Television ; produced by Jordan Whitelaw ; directed by David Davis ; written by Sheila Montgomery.

Abstract:

"The 'Boston Symphony Orchestra' programs are telecasts of the world's great music, direct from the concert hall. The programs are telecast live in New England and on tape or film for a national audience. The programs are produced so that at any given moment the TV picture has a special significance in relation to the music."--1959 Peabody Digest. In this portion of the program, the orchestra performs Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 in A minor, opus 56. Narrator William Pierce gives the work's historical background and describes each of the four movements of the piece.

According to the soundtrack, the first part of the program consisted of performances of Bach's sixth Brandenburg Concerto and Mozart's piano concerto in C minor. Part one of this program is missing.

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