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Title Portrait of Van Cliburn [videorecording] / directed by Richard Leacock ; a production of Henry Jaffe Enterprises for the Bell System.

Imprint Pleasantville, N.Y. : Video Artists International, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    GP CLIB POR C91DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (67 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Music profile
Music profile.
Note Originally telecast on the Bell Telephone Hour in 1966.
Bonus material, from the Bell Telephone hour telecast of Sept. 30, 1960: Widmung / Schumann-Liszt -- Piano concerto no. 2, op. 83. Allegro appassionato / Brahms (Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor).
Contents Introduction and opening credits -- At the Interlochen Music Camp -- Recording at Webster Hall -- With his mother, Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn, at her home -- Practicing at home in Arizona -- At the White House -- At the Hollywood Bowl -- Closing credits.
Credits Musical director, Donald Voorhees ; producers and photography, Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker.
Performer Van Cliburn, piano, narrator.
Summary Documentary from the archives of the Bell Telephone Hour. Van Cliburn's dedication to the development of young artists is shown in his work with the Interlochen Music Camp. Leading a student orchestra, Cliburn rehearses the Prokofiev Piano concerto no. 3 for a concert in which he will both conduct and appear as piano soloist. Other highlights include recording sessions of the Chopin B minor Sonata, Cliburn practicing the Liszt B minor Sonata at his home in Tucson, in rehearsal with Kiril Kondrashin for a Hollywood Bowl performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano concerto no. 2, and performing the finale of the Tchaikovsky Piano concerto no. 1 at the Hollywood Bowl.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; mono.
Subject Cliburn, Van, 1934-2013-
Pianists -- Biography.
Piano music.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs
Added Author Leacock, Richard. Director.
Cliburn, Van, 1934-2013- Narrator. Performer.
Voorhees, Donald. Conductor.
Kondrashin, Kirill, 1914-1981. Conductor.
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Liebeslied.
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 2, op. 83, B♭ major. Allegro appassionato.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 1, op. 23, B♭ minor. Allegro con fuoco.
Henry Jaffe Enterprises.
AT & T (Firm.
Video Artists International.
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra. Performer.
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra. Performer.
Note Title on container: Van Cliburn : a portrait : the Bell Telephone hour (1966)
Added Title Bell Telephone hour (Television program)
Standard No. 089948429197
Music No. 4291 Video Artists International

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