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Title Maurice Ravel [videorecording] : 1875-1937 / Academy Media ; [written, produced and directed by Malcolm Hossick].

Imprint West Long Branch, NJ : Distributed by KULTUR International Films, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    EA RAVE MRE H01DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (35 min.) : sd., col. with b&w segments ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Famous composers series
Famous composers (Kultur International Films)
Note "A concise biography and musical overview"--Container.
Credits Production assistant, Nissa Buacharoon.
Performer Music performed by the Elysium Ensemble. Robert Gibbs, violin ; Mark Denman, violin ; John Rogers, viola ; David Newby, cello ; Miko Ebihara, piano.
Summary French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a major force in the history of 20th Century music. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, where his most influential teacher was the French composer Gabriel Fauré. Because of the tonal color, harmonies, mood and extra-musical associations of much of his music, Ravel is often associated with the French impressionistic composer Claude Debussy. Unlike Debussy, however, Ravel was strongly attracted to abstract, logical musical structures. His vivid, transparent orchestral colors rank him as one of the modern masters of orchestration. Ravel's impressionistic leanings are uppermost in the demanding piano suites "Miroirs" and "Gaspard de la Nuit" and in the "Rhapsodie Espagnole" for orchestra. He was gifted at evoking past eras in works such as the "Pavane pour une Infante Defunte." His stage works include the operas "L'heure Espagnole" and "L'enfant et les Sortileges"; "Bolero"; and the ballet "Daphnis et Chloe." His last major work was the "Piano Concerto in D" for the left hand, written for Viennese pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who had lost his right arm in World War I. Filmed on location in the cities and places that influenced his works.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Subject Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937.
Composers -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Biographical films
Added Author Hossick, Malcolm.
Gibbs, Robert, 1965-
Denman, Mark.
Rogers, John.
Newby, David.
Ebihara, Miko.
Academy Media (Firm)
Kultur International Films.
Added Title Ravel
ISBN 0769780202
Standard No. 032031220195
Music No. D2201 KULTUR International Films

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