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|Named Person:||Deems Taylor; Leopold Stokowski|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Igor Stravinsky; Ludwig van Beethoven; Amilcare Ponchielli; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Franz Schubert; Walt Disney; Johann Sebastian Bach; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Paul Dukas; Walt Disney Productions.
|Notes:||Motion picture originally released in 1940 by the Walt Disney Company; re-released as a videocassette in 1991 by Walt Disney Home Video. Production supervision: Ben Sharpsteen. Narrative introduction: Deems Taylor.
Musical direction: Edward H. Plumb. Story direction: Joe Grant, Dick Huemer.
SUMMARY: Animated film interpretation of eight musical works, played by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski. For the accompanying souvenir program, see: *MGZB + 91-9291 Walt Disney's Fantasia masterpiece. For the documentary Fantasia: The making of a masterpiece, see: *MGZIA 4-1341.
|Description:||1 cassette. 120 min. : sd. color NTSC. ; 1/2 in. (VHS)|
|Contents:||CONTENTS: Toccata and fugue in D minor (approx. 14 min.). Music: Johann Sebastian Bach. Direction: Samuel Armstrong. --
The nutcracker suite (approx. 15 min.). Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Direction: Armstrong. Excerpts included are: Dance of the Sugarplum fairy, Chinese dance, dance of the mirlitons, Arabian dance, trepak, and waltz of the flowers. --
The sorcerer's apprentice (approx. 10 min.). Music: Paul Dukas. Direction: James Algar. --
Rite of spring (approx. 24 min.). Music: Igor Stravinsky. Direction: Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield. --
"Intermission" feature on the soundtrack (approx. 4 min.). --
The pastoral symphony [Symphony no. 7] (approx. 23 min.). Music: Ludwig van Beethoven. Direction: Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe. --
Dance of the hours [from the opera La Gioconda] (approx. 14 min.). Music: Amilcare Ponchielli. Direction: T. Hee, Norm Ferguson. Satire on ballet, performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. --
Night on bald mountain [and] Ave Maria (approx. 14 min.). Music: Modest Mussorgsky (Night) and Franz Schubert (Ave Maria). Direction: Wilfred Jackson.