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Title Landowska [videorecording] / produced by Barbara Attie ; directed by Barbara Attie and Diane Pontius ; co-produced by Jane Goldwater and Diane Pontius.

Imprint Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International, c2003.


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    GHD LAND UV L46DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title on container: Landowska : uncommon visionary.
Additional title on container: Uncommon visionary : a documentary on the life and art of Wanda Landowska.
Originally issued in 1997 as videocassette.
Special features: all known extant footage of Wanda Landowska playing the harpsichord, recorded in 1953 at Landowska's home in Lakeville, Conn.; performance of J.S. Bach's Goldberg variations, BWV 988 (audio only), recorded Nov. 1933 in Paris.
Contents Complete extant concert footage. Concerto for harpsichord no. 3 in D major, BWV 1054. 3rd mvt. (excerpt, solo harpsichord) / J.S. Bach (2:26) -- Branle simple / Antoine Francisque (:55) -- Concerto in D major. 2nd mvmt. / Antonio Vivaldi ; transcribed for solo harpsichord by J.S. Bach (BWV 972) (:58) -- Italian concerto : BWV 971. 1st mvt. (abridged) / J.S. Bach (1:59).
Credits Peter Brownscombe, camera and sound ; Kathleen Soulliere, editor ; Leslie Valdes, music and story advisor ; Richard Troeger, music consultant.
Performer Wanda Landowska, harpsichord.
Summary Documentary of the life and times of harpsichordist Wanda Landowska and how she revived the harpsichord after a century of oblivion. Segments from her only filmed appearance (a 1953 television interview) display the virtuosity of her music-making as well as her public persona, a savvy mix of humility and self-awareness. In the documentary, Landowska reflects on her life as a woman and a musician, and discusses her love of music, of her audiences, and of life itself. The documentary resonates with Landowska's music - vintage recordings of Bach, Scarlatti, Couperin, and others. We see and hear Landowska giving aggresive, dazzling performances of the music she adored, demonstrating why no one ever listened to a harpsichord in quite the same way after hearing her play.
System Details DVD; stereo./mono.
Subject Landowska, Wanda
Harpsichordists -- Interviews.
Harpsichord music
Genre/Form Documentary films
Added Author Landowska, Wanda
Attie, Barbara
Goldwater, Janet.
Pontius, Diane.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Concertos, harpsichord, string orchestra, BWV 1054, D major. Selections; arr.
Francisque, Antoine, ca. 1575-1605. Trésor d'Orphée. Branle simple; arr.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Concertos, harpsichord, BWV 972, D major. Selections.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Italienisches Konzert. Selections.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Goldberg-Variationen
Video Artists International
Added Title Uncommon visionary
Documentary on the life and art of Wanda Landowska
Note Title on disc: Wanda Landowska : uncommon visionary
Music No. VAI DVD 4246 Video Artists International
4246 Video Artists International

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