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Title Chess in concert [videorecording] / Heartaches Limited ; directed for TV by David Horn.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Reprise Records, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    K CHES CHE M36DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (2 hr., 25 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
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videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Great performances
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital, surround stereo.
Language English dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Performer Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Marti Pellow ; host, Tim Rice ; the City of London Philharmonic ; conductor, David Firman ; the West End Chorus ; the London Studio Centre Dancers.
Credits Lyrics, Tim Rice ; music, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus ; adapted by Tim Rice and Hugh Wooldridge ; choreographed by Kevan Allen, Andrew Wright ; directed for stage by Hugh Wooldridge.
Event Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, May 12-13, 2008.
Summary The story of a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other, all in the context of the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Note Program notes and synopsis by Tim Rice ([16] p. : col. ill.) inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Contents Act 1. Merano, 1979. Prologue ; The story of chess. Merano ; What a scene! What a joy! ; Merano (reprise). Commie newspapers ; Press conference. Molokov and Anatoly ; Where I want to be. Difficult and dangerous times ; The arbiter ; Hymn to chess ; The merchandisers ; Chess game #1 ; The arbiter (reprise) ; Quartet (a model of decorum and tranquility). Florence and Molokov. 1956, Budapest is rising ; Nobody's side. Mountain duet. Chess game #2. Florence quits ; Pity the child #1. Embassy lament ; Heaven help my heart ; Anatoly and the press ; Anthem -- Act 2. Bangkok, 1980. Golden Bangkok ; One night in Bangkok. One more opponent ; You and I. The Soviet machine. The interview. Someone else's story. The deal ; Pity the child #2. I know him so well. Talking chess. Endgame. You and I (reprise) ; Walter and Florence ; Anthem.
Subject Musicals.
Genre/Form Musicals.
Filmed musicals.
Musical films.
Concert films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Andersson, Benny, composer.
Ulvaeus, Björn, composer.
Rice, Tim, 1944- lyricist.
Horn, David (Producer), television director.
Groban, Josh, singer.
Menzel, Idina, singer.
Pascal, Adam, singer.
Pellow, Marti, singer.
Wooldridge, Hugh.
Firman, David.
Heartaches Limited (Firm)
City of London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Standard No. 075993999242
Music No. 517636-2 Reprise Records

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