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Leaving home, orchestral music in the 20th century. / 4, Three journeys through dark landscapes

Author: Simon RattleHilary ChadwickSue KnussenBarrie GavinAnne Sofie von OtterAll authors
Publisher: Leipzig : Arthaus Musik, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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"Examines the effect of fundamental political upheaval on the music of Béla Bartók, Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutosławski. All three composers actively embraced the climate change in Eastern Europe and, despite adverse pressures, found a way to develop their own musical language in works of triumphant originality and power"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Concert films
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Feature films
Biography
Named Person: Béla Bartók; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Witold Lutosławski; Béla Bartók; Witold Lutosławski; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Rattle; Hilary Chadwick; Sue Knussen; Barrie Gavin; Anne Sofie von Otter; Willard White; Béla Bartók; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Witold Lutosławski; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.; London Weekend Television (Firm); Arthaus Musik (Firm)
OCLC Number: 62333095
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 (23 p. : port. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Special features: Biographies of the composers; complete audio tracks of Bartók's Concerto for orchestra (1:04:39) and Shostakovich's Symphony no. 4 (1:08:02); photo gallery.
Performer(s): Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano ; Willard White, bass ; 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-5, NTSC, region 0; full screen (4:3) presentation; soundtrack in PCM stereo.
Contents: Music and politics --
Béla Bartók : a journey into exile --
Dmitri Shostakovich : a journey towards truth --
Witold Lutosławski : a journey towards freedom. Excerpts from: Bluebeard's castle ; Music for strings, percussion and celesta ; Concerto for orchestra / Béla Bartók --
Symphony no. 4, 5 and 14 / Dmitri Shostakovich --
Concerto for orchestra ; Jeux venétiens ; Symphony no. 3 / Witold Lutosławski.
Other Titles: Orchestral music in the 20th century.
Three journeys through dark landscapes
Journeys through dark landscapes
Sir Simon Rattle leaving home.
Responsibility: a conducted tour by Sir Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ; producers, Hilary Chadwick, Sue Knussen ; director, Barrie Gavin ; and LWT programme.

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"Examines the effect of fundamental political upheaval on the music of Béla Bartók, Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutosławski. All three composers actively embraced the climate change in Eastern Europe and, despite adverse pressures, found a way to develop their own musical language in works of triumphant originality and power"--Container.

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