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Author: John AngierZina SchiffChedd-Angier Production Company.WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, 1993, ©1989.
Series: WGBH collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Music is a complicated interplay of many different elements, including the imagination of the composer, the skill of the instrument maker, and the talent of the musician. Delving further, we ask what constitutes musical meaning and the process by which it is communicated--is it purely abstract or is there a more concrete answer?
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Angier; Zina Schiff; Chedd-Angier Production Company.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 28998223
Notes: Broadcast as a segment of: Nova.
"FFH 4020."
Credits: Executive producer, Paula S. Apsell ; associate producer, Rebecca Marvil ; editor, David Berenson ; camera, Peter Hoving, Rick Robertson, Joel Shapiro.
Performer(s): Narrator: Peter Thomas; Musicians: Malcolm Bilson, piano and fortepiano; Richard Boulanger, Matthews "baton"; Bruce Buntschuh, trumpet; Wendy Carlos, synthesizers; Maureen Chowning, soprano; Gerard de Waardt, carillon; Handel and Haydn Society; Christopher Hogwood, artistic director; La Jolla Civic University Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Nee, conductor; Janos Negyesy, Matthews "violin"; Zina Schiff, violin.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: WGBH collection.
Other Titles: Science of music
Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of Chedd-Angier Production Co. in association with WGBH Boston and BBC TV for Nova ; written, produced and directed by John Angier.

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Music is a complicated interplay of many different elements, including the imagination of the composer, the skill of the instrument maker, and the talent of the musician. Delving further, we ask what constitutes musical meaning and the process by which it is communicated--is it purely abstract or is there a more concrete answer?

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