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The unanswered question : six talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein : Norton lectures 1973

Author: Leonard BernsteinDouglas SmithClark SanteeWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2001?], ©1992.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these lectures Leonard Bernstein examines music from every age and place in the search for a worldwide, innate musical grammar. Includes performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic.
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
Filmed performances
Nonfiction films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Bernstein; Douglas Smith; Clark Santee; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Hector Berlioz; Richard Wagner; Claude Debussy; Charles Ives; Maurice Ravel; Gustav Mahler; Igor Stravinsky; Amberson Productions.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Boston Symphony Orchestra.; Wiener Philharmoniker.; Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 0769715702 9780769715704 076971451X 9780769714516 0769714536 9780769714530 0769714552 9780769714554
OCLC Number: 49817552
Notes: Cover title.
Credits: Producer, Douglas Smith ; written by Leonard Bernstein.
Performer(s): Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Vienna Philharmonic (in lecture 5) ; Leonard Bernstein, conductor.
Event notes: Lectures recorded by Amberson Video in cooperation with WGBH, Boston at Harvard University, 1973.
Description: 6 videodiscs (793 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD video; Dolby digital sound, orchestral performances in stereo.
Contents: Lecture 1. Musical phonology (104 min.) Explores the origins and development of music and language, with a performance of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 --
Lecture 2. Musical syntax (95 min.) Compares the structures of music and speech, and discusses the multiple transformations of which both are capable, with examples from Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 --
Lecture 3. Musical semantics (142 min.) Demonstrates layers of meaning in Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F. Major, op. 68 --
Lecture 4. The delights and dangers of ambiguity (142 min.) Explorations of new tonal fields by composers of the romantic era. Musical illustrations from Berlioz, Wagner, and Debussy --
Lecture 5. The twentieth century crisis (133 min.) Arnold Schoenberg's movement toward atonality and Gustav Mahler's anticipation of the crisis in twentieth-century music. Includes performances of Ives, Ravel, and Mahler --
Lecture 6. The poetry of earth (177 min.) Examines how Igor Stravinsky kept tonality viable while experimenting freely with dissonance. Includes a complete performance of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.
Other Titles: Unanswered question :
Six talks at Harvard
Leonard Bernstein at Harvard
Norton lectures 1973
Charles Eliot Norton lectures.
Responsibility: [lectures] written by Leonard Bernstein ; an Amberson Video production in cooperation with WGBH, Boston ; Douglas Smith, producer ; Clark Santee, director

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In these lectures Leonard Bernstein examines music from every age and place in the search for a worldwide, innate musical grammar. Includes performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic.

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