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Leaving home : orchestral music in the 20th century : a conducted tour by Sir Simon Rattle. 5, The American way.

Author: Simon RattleAnthony Rolfe JohnsonWayne MarshallHilary ChadwickSue KnussenAll authors
Publisher: Leipzig : Arthaus Musik, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Music of young men in a young country, individualists and innovators who nevertheless learnt from the music of the past, and from the music of other cultures. Jazz, military bands, country dances, German Expressionism and minimalism all contribute to a dazzling display of energy and virtuosity in American music"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Concert films
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Feature films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Gershwin; Charles Ives; Elliott Carter; Aaron Copland; Kurt Weill; Leonard Bernstein; John Cage; Morton Feldman; Terry Riley; John Adams; John Adams; Leonard Bernstein; John Cage; Elliott Carter; Aaron Copland; Morton Feldman; George Gershwin; Charles Ives; Terry Riley; Kurt Weill
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Rattle; Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Wayne Marshall; Hilary Chadwick; Sue Knussen; Deborah May; George Gershwin; Charles Ives; John Cage; Elliott Carter; Morton Feldman; Aaron Copland; John Adams; Kurt Weill; Terry Riley; Leonard Bernstein; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Chorus.; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.; London Weekend Television (Firm); Arthaus Musik (Firm)
OCLC Number: 62414144
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 (21 p. : port. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Special features: Biographies of the composers; complete audio track of Copland's Appalachian spring (23 min.); photo gallery.
Credits: Producers, Hilary Chadwick, Sue Knussen ; director Deborah May ; an LWT programme.
Performer(s): Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor ; Wayne Marshall, piano ; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus ; City of Birmingham Symphony 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; soundtrack in PCM stereo; aspect ratio 4:3.
Contents: George Gershwin : music that smells like New York --
Charles Ives : the insurance broker and devine composer --
Elliott Carter : American itself in music --
Aaron Copland : through a particularly American camera --
Kurt Weill : melting pot America --
Leonard Bernstein : the vibrancy of American life --
John Cage : an inventor of genius --
Morton Feldman : a kind of pulsating stillness --
Terry Riley : a type of hypnotic state --
John Adams : an exhilarating sense of flying motion. Excerpts from: Rhapsody in blue / George Gershwin --
Decoration Day / Charles Ives --
First construction (in metal) / John Cage --
A celebration of some 100 x 150 notes / Elliott Carter --
Mme Press died last week at 90 / Morton Feldman --
Appalachian spring / Aaron Copland --
Harmonium / John Adams --
Lonely house (from Street scene) / Kurt Weill --
In C / Terry Riley --
Symphonic dances (from West side story) / Leonard Bernstein.
Other Titles: Orchestral music in the 20th century
Conducted tour
American way

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"Music of young men in a young country, individualists and innovators who nevertheless learnt from the music of the past, and from the music of other cultures. Jazz, military bands, country dances, German Expressionism and minimalism all contribute to a dazzling display of energy and virtuosity in American music"--Container.

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