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The kindness of strangers : the world of André Previn

Author: Tony PalmerMike BluettMichela AntonelloDavid FinckKiri Te KanawaAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment, 2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary charts the rise of André Previn, from a Berlin refugee to a jazz pianist, conductor, and composer of Academy Award winning film scores. Also focuses on the production, and the premiere of Previn's first opera, The kindness of strangers.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biography
Film adaptations
Named Person: André Previn; André Previn; Tennessee Williams; André Previn; Tennessee Williams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Palmer; Mike Bluett; Michela Antonello; David Finck; Kiri Te Kanawa; Ray Brown; Grady Tate; Colin Graham; Renée Fleming; Susannah Glanville; Elizabeth Futral; Rodney Gilfry; Philip Littell; Lotfi Mansouri; Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Maurice Ravel; Johannes Brahms; Tennessee Williams; André Previn; Emerson String Quartet.; NHK Kōkyō Gakudan.; Kölner Rundfunkorchester.; San Francisco Opera.; RM Arts (Firm); Claverdon Films Ltd.; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 123084930
Notes: Libretto by Philip Littell ; based on a play by Tennessee Williams.
Credits: Dubbing editor, Brek Taylor ; on-line editor, Paul Machliss ; photography, Tony Cobbs [and others] ; archive, BBS Television [and others].
Performer(s): David Finck (performing Gershwin) ; Kiri Te Kanawa (singing Marietta's aria from Die Tate Stadt by Erich Korngold, with the NHK Symphony Orchestra) ; Ray Brown and Grady Tate (performing from the Blue Note Club) ; the WDR Symphony Orchestra (performing The mother goose suite by Maurice Ravel) ; the Emerson Quartet (performing Piano Quintet op. 34 by Johannes Brahms) ; A streetcar named desire directed by Colin Graham ; opera cast: Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Rodney Gilfry, Anthony Dean Griffith, Matthew Lord ; featuring André Previn ; comissioned by San Francisco Opera ; general director, Lotfi Mansouri.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; [Region] 1; Dolby Digital stereo.; NTSC.
Other Titles: World of André Previn
André Previn, the kindness of strangers
Responsibility: RM ARTS ; a Claverdon Films Ltd. production for RM ARTS in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Bravo & WDR-ARTE ; directed by Tony Palmer ; produced by Mike Bluett & Michela Antonello.

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This documentary charts the rise of André Previn, from a Berlin refugee to a jazz pianist, conductor, and composer of Academy Award winning film scores. Also focuses on the production, and the premiere of Previn's first opera, The kindness of strangers.

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