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Stravinsky at 80 : a birthday tribute

Author: Igor StravinskyGeorge BalanchineFranz KraemerTom AshworthPierre MercureAll authors
Publisher: Canada : Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 1962.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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Celebration of Stravinsky's life and work, illustrated by still photographs and examples of music and dance. Stravinsky's voice is heard in brief commentaries. The program includes a discussion of his artistic collaborations with choreographer George Balanchine and impresario Serge Diaghilev.
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Genre/Form: Educational/cultural films and programs
Dance
Music
Video
Named Person: Igor Stravinsky; Robert Craft; Serge Diaghilev; George Balanchine; Patricia McBride; Arthur Mitchell; Nadia Boulanger; Jacques D'Amboise; Melissa Hayden
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Igor Stravinsky; George Balanchine; Franz Kraemer; Tom Ashworth; Pierre Mercure; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 41653768
Notes: Telecast date given as June 11, 1962 on accompanying data sheet ; projected telecast date of June 18, 1962 spoken on tape.
Credits: Script, Ronald Hambleton ; sets, Nicolai Soloviov ; lighting, Tom Ashworth ; executive producer, Robert Allen.
Performer(s): Narrator: Robert Craft.
Music played by the CBC Symphony Orchestra.
Sung by the Festival Singers of Toronto.
Danced by Patricia McBride, Arthur Mitchell, Melissa Hayden, and Jacques d'Amboise of the New York City Ballet.
Event notes: Recorded on January 12, 1962 for telecast on the series Festival on June 18, 1962, Stravinsky's 80th birthday.
Description: 1 videocassette (88 min.) : sd., b&w NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Contents: Agon: pas de deux / choreography, George Balanchine ; danced by Patricia McBride and Arthur Mitchell of the New York City Ballet. Petrouchka [instrumental excerpt] / conducted by Robert Craft. L'histoire du soldat (The soldier's tale) [instrumental excerpts] / recorded in rehearsal ; conducted by Stravinsky ; musicians include Alexander Schneider (the soldier's violin), Vair Capper (the devilish percussion) and others. Interview with Nadia Boulanger in Paris / produced by Pierre Mercure. Speech by George Balanchine / discussion of the relationship of music and dance ; introduction to the following excerpts from Apollo (Apollon musagète). Apollo: Apollo's variation, pas de deux of Apollo and Terpsichore / choreography, George Balanchine ; danced by Jacques d'Amboise and Melissa Hayden of the New York City Ballet. Symphonie de psaumes (Symphony of psalms) / conducted by Igor Stravinsky.
Responsibility: a CBC Television Production ; produced and directed by Franz Kraemer ; music by Igor Stravinsky.

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Celebration of Stravinsky's life and work, illustrated by still photographs and examples of music and dance. Stravinsky's voice is heard in brief commentaries. The program includes a discussion of his artistic collaborations with choreographer George Balanchine and impresario Serge Diaghilev.

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