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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Leonard Bernstein; Leonard Bernstein Society.; New York Philharmonic.
|Notes:||Produced and directed by Roger Englander.
"A presentation of the Leonard Bernstein Society, New York"--Case.
Original broadcast dates: Nov. 6, 1964; Dec. 14, 1965; Nov. 23, 1966.
|Description:||1 videocassette (160 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.|
|Other Titles:||Sound of an orchestra.
What is a mode?
|Responsibility:||Leonard Bernstein ; New York Phiharmonic.|
In "The Sound of an Orchestra", Bernstein illustrates the principle that the sound of an orchestra is not always the same, but must express the characteristic styles, textures, and colors of the music of different composers and nationalities, throughout all periods of music history. Includes excerpts from Symphony no. 88 (Haydn), Symphony no. 1 (Brahms), Iberia (Debussy), L'histoire du Soldat (Stravinsky), An American in Paris (Gershwin), and Rodeo (Copland).
In "What Is a Mode?", Bernstein defines a mode as a special kind of scale with the half tones and whole tones in different places than found in major or minor scales. He traces the use of modes from ancient times to contemporary popular music and includes musical examples which are performed, analyzed, and discussed. Includes Fêtes (Debussy), "Polonais" from Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky), and "Danz on" from Fancy Free (Bernstein).