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Title Rachmaninoff [videorecording] : the harvest of sorrow / NVC Arts presents ; a Claverdon Films Ltd. production ; produced by Mike Bluett and Eleanor Berrie ; directed by Tony Palmer.

Imprint West Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur, [2007].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    EA RACH RAC G23DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note DVD release of the 1998 videocassette recording.
Contents I was born in Russia -- Ivanovka -- Aleko -- Symphony No. 1 -- War and revolution -- American -- In exhile -- Senar -- Old age -- Return to America.
Credits Katya Novikova, assistant director ; photographers, Dave Marsh, Mark Duffield.
Performer John Gielgud, narrator and reader of Rachmaninoff's letters and other reminiscences ; Valentina Igoshina, Peter Jablonski, Petr Laul, Alexander Toradze, Mikhail Pletnev, pianists ; Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Nikolai Okhotnikov, Nikolai Putilin, vocalists ; Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev, conductor ; Kirov Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Borisov, chorus master ; Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev, conductor ; Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado, conductor.
Summary A documentary on the life of Sergei Rachmaninoff, including brief segments from various performances of his instrumental and vocal works.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (16:9) presentation ; L-PCM stereo.
Language English and Russian dialogue, Russian segments with English subtitles.
Subject Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943.
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 -- Correspondence.
Composers -- Russia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographical films
Documentary films
Added Author Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Gergiev, Valeriĭ, 1953-
Abbado, Claudio.
Pletnev, Mikhail, 1957-
Igoshina, Valentina, 1978-
Jablonski, Peter, 1971-
Laul, Pëtr.
Toradze, Alexander.
Hvorostovsky, Dmitri.
Okhotnikov, Nikolaĭ.
Putilin, Nikolaĭ, 1953-
Palmer, Tony, 1941-
Bluett, Mike.
Berrie, Eleanor.
Rossiĭskiĭ nat︠s︡ionalʹnyĭ orkestr.
Berliner Philharmoniker.
Mariinskiĭ teatr (1991- )
NVC Arts (Firm)
Kultur International Films.
Claverdon Films Ltd.
Added Title Harvest of sorrow
ISBN 0769785395
Standard No. 032031422391
Music No. D4223 Kultur

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