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Title Producers' showcase [videorecording] : Festival of music. v. 2 / Showcase Productions, Inc. ; directed by Kirk Browning.

Imprint Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International, c1956.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    LTV COLL PSF-2 V59DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special menu feature to view either the complete unedited telecast (including commercials) or the musical selections alone.
Brief program notes by Ernest Gilbert and chapter guide for complete telecast ([2] p.) inserted in container.
Contents La traviata. Act I (abridged) / Verdi (19:04) -- Heav'n, heav'n (1:53) ; My Lord, what a mornin' (2:59) / arr. H. T. Burleigh ; Roll, Jord'n, roll! / arr. Hall Johnson (1:50) -- Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (abridged) / Rachmaninov (17:19) -- Gavotte [BWV 1012] / Bach (3:04) ; Sonatina in A major. Allegretto / Torroba (2:43) -- Boris Godunov. Death of Boris / Mussorgsky (19:24).
Credits José Ferrer, host.
Performer In 1st work: Victoria de Los Angeles (Violetta) ; Barry Morell (Alfredo) ; Elizabeth Doubleday (Flora) ; Virginio Assandri (Gaston) ; Arthur Newman (Marquis). In 2nd work: Marian Anderson, alto ; Franz Rupp, piano. In 3rd work: Arthur Rubinstein, piano. In 4th work: Andrés Segovia, guitar. In 5th work: Boris Christoff (Boris) ; Nicola Moscona (Pimen) ; Michael Pollack (Shuisky) ; Kirk Jordan (Feodor). In 1st, 3rd, and 5th works: Showcase Symphony Orchestra & Chorus ; Alfred Wallenstein, conductor.
Event Originally broadcast live from NBC Television Studios in New York City, Dec. 10, 1956.
System Details DVD.
Language Narration in English; musical works sung in Italian (1st work), English (2nd work) and Russian (5th work); in part with English subtitles.
Subject Operas -- Excerpts.
Songs (Low voice) with piano.
Spirituals (Songs)
Variations (Piano with orchestra)
Guitar music.
Genre/Form DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata. Atto 1o. Selections.
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Rapsodie sur un thème de Paganini. Selections.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Suites, violoncello, BWV 1012, D major Gavottes, no. 1-2; arr.
Moreno Torroba, Federico, 1891- Sonatinas, guitar (1922) Allegretto.
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, 1839-1881. Boris Godunov (Rimsky-Korsakov). Selections.
Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949. Arranger.
Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Arranger.
Angeles, Victoria de los. voc
Morell, Barry. voc
Doubleday, Elizabeth. voc
Assandri, Virginio. voc
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. voc
Rupp, Franz, 1901-1992. Instrumentalist.
Rubinstein, Artur, 1887-1982. Instrumentalist.
Segovia, Andrés, 1893-1987. Instrumentalist.
Christoff, Boris. voc
Moscona, Nicola. voc
Pollack, Michael, singer.
Jordan, Kirk. voc
Wallenstein, Alfred. Conductor.
Ferrer, José, 1912-1992. Narrator.
Added Title Festival of music. v. 2
Music No. VAI DVD 4245 Video Artists International

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