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LEAVING HOME: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century, Vol. 5: The American Way (NTSC)

    
 

LEAVING HOME: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century, Vol. 5: The American Way (NTSC)


LEAVING HOME
ORCHESTRAL MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY


Volume 5 – The American Way:
A Conducted Tour by Sir Simon Rattle
and The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

With musical excerpts from: GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; IVES: Decoration Day; CAGE: First Construction in Metal; CARTER: Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes; FELDMAN: Mme Press died last week at 90; RILEY: In C; ADAMS: Harmonium; COPLAND: Appalachian Spring; WEILL: Lonely House from Street Scene; BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Languages: D, GB
Menu Languages: D, F, GB
Subtitle Languages: F, IT, JP, SP
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 50 mins (+ audio tracks)
DVD5 / NTSC

Cat. No: 102 041

Written and presented by Sir Simon Rattle, the foremost British conductor of our day, this series forms a fascinating introduction to, and overview of, the music of the 20th century. Each of the seven programmes features over thirty minutes of specially-shot music in performance, with Rattle conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Simon Rattle leads viewers on an exhilarating journey through the music of our time, explaining the chief musical developments from Mahler to the present day. Each programme is illustrated with evocative imagery, archive film and photographs and the featured music is set within the broader context of artistic and social change.

Why “Leaving Home”? The story of twentieth-century music is one of leave-takings in many ways. As a wealth of talented composers searched for new creative responses to the world around them, many made departures from the solid ‘home’ foundations of 18th- and 19th-century music – tonal harmony, melody, regular rhythm and metre. A remarkable diversity of expression developed – not all of the difficult or discordant variety commonly associated with modern music. The range is wide and this series samples the work of over thirty composers, discovering new and challenging sounds as well as some unexpectedly familiar music.

The focus of Volume 5: The American Way is the 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 the other cultures. Jazz, military bands, country dances, German Expressionism and minimalism all contribute to a dazzling display of energy and virtuosity in American music.

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Composer(s):
Adams, John; Bernstein, Leonard; Cage, John; Carter, Elliott; Copland, Aaron; Feldman, Morton; Gershwin, George; Ives, Charles; Riley, Terry; Weill, Kurt

Lyricist(s):
Dickinson, Emily; Hughes, Langston

Conductor(s):
Rattle, Simon

Orchestra(s):
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Artist(s):
Marshall, Wayne; Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Classical Documentary

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 102041

Barcode: 807280204193

Distribution Note(s):

Not Available in China


Listening samples not available for this release.


Physical Release: 08/2005

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