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Title Leaving home, orchestral music in the 20th century. 5. The American way [videorecording] / a conducted tour by Sir Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ; director, Deborah May.

Imprint Leipzig : Arthaus Musik, [2005].


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 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    EA RATT LH R41DVD v.5    Available
Description 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (21 p. : port. ; 18 cm.)
Note Title from container.
Program booklet in English, French and German in container.
Special features: Biographies of the composers; bonus audio track, Appalachian spring (23 min.); photo gallery.
Contents Excerpts from: Rhapsody in blue / George Gershwin -- Decoration Day / Charles Ives -- First construction (in metal) / John Cage -- A celebration of some 100 x 150 notes / Elliott Carter -- Mme Press died last week at 90 / Morton Feldman -- Appalachian spring / Aaron Copland -- Harmonium / John Adams -- Lonely house (from Street scene) / Kurt Weill -- In C / Terry Riley -- Symphonic dances (from West side story) / Leonard Bernstein.
Performer Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor ; Wayne Marshall, piano ; City of Birmingham Sympony Orchestra ; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor.
Event Originally produced in 1996.
Summary Music of young men in a young country, individualists and innovators who nevertheless learnt from the music of the past, and from the music of other cultures. Jazz, military bands, country dances, German Expressionism and minimalism all contribute to a dazzling display of energy and virtuosity in American music.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation; PCM stereo.
Language In English and German, with subtitles in French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
Subject Orchestral music -- United States -- 20th century.
Orchestral music -- Analysis, appreciation.
Música orquestal -- Estados Unidos -- XX Siglo.
Música orquestal -- Apreciación.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Music videos
Added Author Rattle, Simon, 1955-
Rolfe Johnson, Anthony.
Marshall, Wayne. 1961-
May, Deborah.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Rhapsody in blue.
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. Holidays. Decoration Day.
Cage, John. Construction, no. 1.
Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012- Occasions. Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes.
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Madame Press died last week at ninety.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Appalachian spring.
Adams, John, 1947- Harmonium.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Street scene. Lonely house.
Riley, Terry, 1935- In C.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Symphonic dances from West Side story.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Performer.
Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Added Title Orchestral music in the 20th century. 5
American way
Spine Title Sir Simon Rattle leaving home. 5
Added Title Leaving home. 5
Standard No. 807280204193
Music No. 102 041 Arthaus Musik

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