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Classical Vienna : music of an Empire

Author: Caroline SpeedLesley EvansArthur BennettIvor RichardsonStanley SadieAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, ©1988.
Series: Man & music.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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For 50 years around 1800, Vienna was where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert were composing -- a visitation of genius unrivalled in the history of music. This program shows the historical circumstances that made Vienna the musical capital of Europe and explains the musical leadership of Emperor Leopold. The program also explains the flourishing in Vienna of Italian opera and bel canto on the one hand and sacred  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Antonio Cesti; Johann Joseph Fux; Matthias Georg Monn; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von; Johann Jacob Froberger; Johann Kaspar Kerll; Antonio Cesti; Johann Jacob Froberger; Johann Joseph Fux; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von; Johann Kaspar Kerll; Matthias Georg Monn
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Speed; Lesley Evans; Arthur Bennett; Ivor Richardson; Stanley Sadie; Bamber Gascoigne; Anthony Cash; Robin Lough; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Granada Television International.; London Classical Players.
OCLC Number: 77890601
Notes: Documentary.
"FFH 1773."
Originally produced in 1987.
VHS.
Credits: Presented by Bamber Gascoigne ; musical adviser, Stanley Sadie ; rostrum camera, Ivor Richardson ; film editors, Arthur Bennett, Lesley Evans ; research, Caroline Speed.
Performer(s): Performers: London Classical Players, et al.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Sections of: Il pomo d'Oro / Cest[i] --
Suite #30 / Froberger --
Battaglia / Kerll --
San Giovanni Battista / Fux --
L'Olimpiade / Caldara --
Symphony in B / Monn --
Orfeo ed Euridice / Gluck.
Series Title: Man & music.
Other Titles: Music of an Empire.
Responsibility: Granada Television International ; producer, Tony Cash ; director, Robin Lough.

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For 50 years around 1800, Vienna was where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert were composing -- a visitation of genius unrivalled in the history of music. This program shows the historical circumstances that made Vienna the musical capital of Europe and explains the musical leadership of Emperor Leopold. The program also explains the flourishing in Vienna of Italian opera and bel canto on the one hand and sacred music on the other, discusses the birth of both classical style and symphonic form and demonstrates the progression during the 18th century from stilted to natural, from Cesti's Il Pomo d'Oro to Gluck's Orfeo. The program contains sections from the works of Cesti, Froberger, Kerll, Fux, Caldara, Monn and Gluck.

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