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Leaving home, orchestral music in the 20th century. / 2, Rhythm

Author: Simon RattleDeborah MayHilary ChadwickSue KnussenAnne Sofie von OtterAll authors
Publisher: Leipzig : ArtHaus Musik, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 20th century, music in the West freed itself from the dominance of melody and explored the richness of musical pulse for its own sake. Starting with the driving power of Stravinsky's Sacre du printemps, Sir Simon Rattle takes viewers on a vibrant sensory journey"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Documentary television programs
Concert films
Nonfiction television programs
Feature films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Igor Stravinsky; Edgard Varèse; György Ligeti; Steve Reich; Pierre Boulez; Olivier Messiaen; Gustav Mahler; Conlon Nancarrow; Pierre Boulez; György Ligeti; Gustav Mahler; Olivier Messiaen; Conlon Nancarrow; Steve Reich; Igor Stravinsky; Edgard Varèse
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Rattle; Deborah May; Hilary Chadwick; Sue Knussen; Anne Sofie von Otter; Peter Donohoe; Jeanne Loriod; Rex Lawson; Lydia Ariken; Igor Stravinsky; Edgard Varèse; György Ligeti; Steve Reich; Pierre Boulez; Olivier Messiaen; Gustav Mahler; Conlon Nancarrow; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.; London Weekend Television (Firm); Arthaus Musik (Firm)
OCLC Number: 62333093
Language Note: In English or (dubbed) German, with optional subtitles in French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish; English, French, and German menus.
Notes: Title from container.
Program notes in German by Alexandra Maria Dielitz, with English and French translations (20 p. : ports. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Special features: Biographies of the composers; complete audio track of Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphony (81 min.).
Credits: Director: Deborah May; executive producer, Melvyn Bragg ; producers, Hilary Chadwick and Sue Knussen.
Performer(s): Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano ; Peter Donohoe, piano ; Jeanne Loriod, ondes Martenot ; Rex Lawson, player piano ; Lydia Ariken, dancer ; City of Birmingham Sympony Orchestra ; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor.
Event notes: Originally produced for television in 1996.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9, NTSC, region 0; full screen (4:3) presentation; soundtrack in PCM stereo.
Contents: Rhythm --
Igor Stravinsky : the vessel of an exhausted era cracking open --
Edgar Varèse : "Tunes are merely the gossips in music" --
Gustav Mahler : high in the stratosphere --
György Ligeti : "Music should not be well-bred" --
Steve Reich : the multi-layered face of music --
Conlon Nancarrow : the possibilities of digital dexterity --
Pierre Boulez : ceremony of remembrance and extinction --
Olivier Messiaen : a celebration in sound. Excerpts from: Le sacre du printemps / Igor Stravinsky --
Ionisation / Edgar Varèse --
Atmophères / György Ligeti --
Music for pieces of wood / Steve Reich --
Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna / Pierre Boulez --
Turangalîla-Symphony / Olivier Messiaen --
Das Lied von der Erde / Gustav Mahler --
Piano roll no. 21 / Conlon Nancarrow.
Other Titles: Orchestral music in the 20th century.
Rhythm
Leaving home.
Sir Simon Rattle leaving home.
Responsibility: a conducted tour by Sir Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ; producers, Hilary Chadwick, Sue Knussen ; director, Deborah May ; an LWT programme.

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"In the 20th century, music in the West freed itself from the dominance of melody and explored the richness of musical pulse for its own sake. Starting with the driving power of Stravinsky's Sacre du printemps, Sir Simon Rattle takes viewers on a vibrant sensory journey"--Container.

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