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Chess in concert

Author: Benny AnderssonTim RiceBjörn UlvaeusDavid HornJosh GrobanAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Reprise Records, ©2009.
Series: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other, all in the context of the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union.
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Genre/Form: Concert films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Benny Andersson; Tim Rice; Björn Ulvaeus; David Horn; Josh Groban; Idina Menzel; Adam Pascal; Marti Pellow; Hugh Wooldridge; David Firman; Heartaches Limited (Firm); City of London Philharmonic Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 423717503
Language Note: In English with English subtitles.
Notes: Widescreen.
Program notes and synopsis by Tim Rice ([16] p. : col. ill.) inserted in container.
Credits: Lyrics, Tim Rice ; music, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus ; adapted by Tim Rice and Hugh Wooldridge ; choreographed by Kevan Allen, Andrew Wright ; directed for stage by Hugh Wooldridge.
Performer(s): Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Marti Pellow ; host, Tim Rice ; the City of London Philharmonic ; conductor, David Firman ; the West End Chorus ; the London Studio Centre Dancers.
Event notes: Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, May 12-13, 2008.
Description: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, all regions, NTSC; Dolby Digital, surround stereo.
Contents: Act 1. Merano, 1979. Prologue ; The story of chess. Merano ; What a scene! What a joy! ; Merano (reprise). Commie newspapers ; Press conference. Molokov and Anatoly ; Where I want to be. Difficult and dangerous times ; The arbiter ; Hymn to chess ; The merchandisers ; Chess game #1 ; The arbiter (reprise) ; Quartet (a model of decorum and tranquility). Florence and Molokov. 1956, Budapest is rising ; Nobody's side. Mountain duet. Chess game #2. Florence quits ; Pity the child #1. Embassy lament ; Heaven help my heart ; Anatoly and the press ; Anthem --
Act 2. Bangkok, 1980. Golden Bangkok ; One night in Bangkok. One more opponent ; You and I. The Soviet machine. The interview. Someone else's story. The deal ; Pity the child #2. I know him so well. Talking chess. Endgame. You and I (reprise) ; Walter and Florence ; Anthem.
Series Title: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: Heartaches Limited ; directed for TV by David Horn.

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The story of a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other, all in the context of the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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