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Dancing on a volcano

Author: Simon Rattle; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1997.
Series: Music of the 20th century : leaving home.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program describes a great musical culture in decline in turn-of-the-century Vienna, and discusses how that decline led to the musical revolution whose reverberations are still felt today. The works ofSchoenberg, Webern and Berg are included.
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual films and video
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Rattle; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 37306670
Notes: Title on container: The roots of 2oth century music: dancing on a volcano.
Credits: Producers, Hilary Chadwick, Sue Knussen ; director, Peter West.
Performer(s): Sir Simon Rattle ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Dancing on a volcano --
Rhythm --
Colour --
Three journeys through dark landscapes --
The American way --
After the wake --
Threads.
Series Title: Music of the 20th century : leaving home.
Other Titles: Roots of 20th century music: dancing on a volcano
Responsibility: produced by LWT Productions in association with RM Arts.

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This program describes a great musical culture in decline in turn-of-the-century Vienna, and discusses how that decline led to the musical revolution whose reverberations are still felt today. The works ofSchoenberg, Webern and Berg are included.

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Roots of 20th Century Music: Dancing on a Volcano (Leaving Home: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century. Volume 1. )

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This video is the first of a seven-volume series introducing the music of the twentieth century to the public. Simon Rattle acts as narrator/tour guide throughout the series, directing the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra through his discussions of the major composers, events, and compositions that...
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