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Alice: At Home with Alice Parker
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directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, 1960-; produced by Soledad Liendo, fl. 2000-2017, Heritage Film Project; interview by Alice Parker, 1925- (Charlottesville, VA: Heritage Film Project, 2020), 31 mins
Alice Parker (b.1925), is a composer of choral music living in a small village in the Western mountains of Massachusetts. Her career that spans over seventy years initially having found prominence as Robert Shaw’s protégé and then as a choral composer with strong collaborators, such as Archibald McLeish and Eu...
directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, 1960-; produced by Soledad Liendo, fl. 2000-2017, Heritage Film Project; interview by Alice Parker, 1925- (Charlottesville, VA: Heritage Film Project, 2020), 31 mins
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Copland Portrait
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directed by Terry Sanders, 1931-; composed by Aaron Copland, 1900-1990; conducted by Aaron Copland, 1900-1990; produced by Freida Lee Mock, fl. 1967-2013 and Terry Sanders, 1931-, United States Information Agency (Santa Monica, CA: American Film Foundation, 1967), 30 mins
Aaron Copland is considered by many to be America's premier composer. His musical works range from ballet and orchestra to choral music and movie scores. "Copland Portrait" is a rare intimate portrait of a man and his music. Filmed at Copland's home in Peekskill, N.Y., at Tanglewood, and in Washington D.C., this a...
directed by Terry Sanders, 1931-; composed by Aaron Copland, 1900-1990; conducted by Aaron Copland, 1900-1990; produced by Freida Lee Mock, fl. 1967-2013 and Terry Sanders, 1931-, United States Information Agency (Santa Monica, CA: American Film Foundation, 1967), 30 mins
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The Curse of the Gothic Symphony
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directed by Randall Wood, 1969-; produced by Veronica Fury, fl. 2005; performed by Eugene Gilfedder, fl. 1993-2015, Veronica Fury and John Curro, 1932- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2011), 1 hour 22 mins
The Curse of the Gothic Symphony follows the journey of a fanatical and eclectic group of music lovers who aspire to break the curse behind British composer Havergal Brian's notorious First Symphony. At over two hours long and requiring two orchestras, four brass bands and five full choirs it is regarded as the Mt...
directed by Randall Wood, 1969-; produced by Veronica Fury, fl. 2005; performed by Eugene Gilfedder, fl. 1993-2015, Veronica Fury and John Curro, 1932- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2011), 1 hour 22 mins
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Elegies for the Deaths of Three Spanish Poets
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directed by Christopher Nupen, fl. 1967; composed by Cristóbal Halffter, 1930- (1975); conducted by Cristóbal Halffter, 1930-; produced by Clasart Film and Allegro Films, London, England; performed by Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin), in Elegies for the Deaths of Three Spanish Poets (London, England: Allegro Films, London, England, 1978), 40 mins
Cristobal Halffter’s three orchestral pieces “Elegias a la Muerte de Tres Poetas Españoles” were commissioned by Sudwestfunk, Baden-Baden in 1975. They are written in homage to three great Spanish poets who died as a result of the Spanish Civil War; Antonio Machado, Miguel Hernandez and Federico García Lor...
directed by Christopher Nupen, fl. 1967; composed by Cristóbal Halffter, 1930- (1975); conducted by Cristóbal Halffter, 1930-; produced by Clasart Film and Allegro Films, London, England; performed by Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin), in Elegies for the Deaths of Three Spanish Poets (London, England: Allegro Films, London, England, 1978), 40 mins
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The Gershwin Years, Part One: From Tin Pan Alley to Carnegie Hall
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directed by Humphrey Burton, 1931-; conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, 1944- and Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990; produced by David Horn, fl. 1972 and Dennis Marks, 1948-2015, British Broadcasting Corporation and The WNET Group; performed by Gregg Burge, 1957-1998, Maureen McGovern, 1949-, John Lenehan, 1958-, Nigel Kennedy, 1956-, Madeline Kahn, 1942-1999, Peter Donohoe, 1953-, Julia Migenes, 1949-, Erie Mills, Michael Tilson Thomas, 1944-, Bobby Short, 1924-2005, Cleo Laine, 1927- and Larry Kert, Orchestra Of St. Lukes, The Manhattan Rhythm Kings and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), in The Gershwin Years (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1987), 1 hour 36 mins
Leonard Bernstein, Liza Minelli, Mikhail Barishnikov, Cleo Laine and Christopher Walken are among the guest performers featured in this profile of the late, great George Gershwin. Michael Tilson Thomas, one of the world's foremost interpreters of Gershwin, narrates a journey through the composer's creative life, h...
directed by Humphrey Burton, 1931-; conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, 1944- and Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990; produced by David Horn, fl. 1972 and Dennis Marks, 1948-2015, British Broadcasting Corporation and The WNET Group; performed by Gregg Burge, 1957-1998, Maureen McGovern, 1949-, John Lenehan, 1958-, Nigel Kennedy, 1956-, Madeline Kahn, 1942-1999, Peter Donohoe, 1953-, Julia Migenes, 1949-, Erie Mills, Michael Tilson Thomas, 1944-, Bobby Short, 1924-2005, Cleo Laine, 1927- and Larry Kert, Orchestra Of St. Lukes, The Manhattan Rhythm Kings and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), in The Gershwin Years (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1987), 1 hour 36 mins
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The Gershwin Years, Part Two: An American in Paris...And Hollywood...And Catfish Row
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directed by Patricia Birch, 1950- and Humphrey Burton, 1931-; conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, 1944- and Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990; produced by David Horn, fl. 1972 and Dennis Marks, 1948-2015, British Broadcasting Corporation and The WNET Group; performed by Christopher Walken, 1943-, Bobby Short, 1924-2005, Chita Rivera, 1933-, Harold Nicholas, 1921-2000, Liza Minnelli, 1946-, Gregg Burge, 1957-1998, Erie Mills, Maureen McGovern, 1949-, Madeline Kahn, 1942-1999, Larry Kert, Ruby Hinds, Cynthia Haymon, John W. Green, 1908-1989, Michael Feinstein, 1956-, Damon Evans, Rosemary Clooney, 1928-2002 and Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1948-, Orchestra Of St. Lukes and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), in The Gershwin Years (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1987), 1 hour 40 mins
Leonard Bernstein, Liza Minelli, Mikhail Barishnikov, Cleo Laine and Christopher Walken are among the guest performers featured in this profile of the late, great George Gershwin. Michael Tilson Thomas, one of the world's foremost interpreters of Gershwin, narrates a journey through the composer's creative life, h...
directed by Patricia Birch, 1950- and Humphrey Burton, 1931-; conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, 1944- and Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990; produced by David Horn, fl. 1972 and Dennis Marks, 1948-2015, British Broadcasting Corporation and The WNET Group; performed by Christopher Walken, 1943-, Bobby Short, 1924-2005, Chita Rivera, 1933-, Harold Nicholas, 1921-2000, Liza Minnelli, 1946-, Gregg Burge, 1957-1998, Erie Mills, Maureen McGovern, 1949-, Madeline Kahn, 1942-1999, Larry Kert, Ruby Hinds, Cynthia Haymon, John W. Green, 1908-1989, Michael Feinstein, 1956-, Damon Evans, Rosemary Clooney, 1928-2002 and Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1948-, Orchestra Of St. Lukes and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), in The Gershwin Years (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1987), 1 hour 40 mins
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Herbert von Karajan
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directed by Gernot Friedel, 1941-; conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989; produced by Herbert von Karajan Centrum Wien and Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Radio & Television (ORF); performed by Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989, in Herbert von Karajan (Bristol, England: Digital Classics Distribution, 1999), 1 hour 28 mins
Herbert von Karajan (1908-89), one of the twentieth century’s most fascinating and complex geniuses, bestrode the post-war classical music world like a colossus. He won unprecedented musical power and public acclaim but also had many detractors. This definitive film reveals the phenomenon of the maestro, chartin...
directed by Gernot Friedel, 1941-; conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989; produced by Herbert von Karajan Centrum Wien and Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Radio & Television (ORF); performed by Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989, in Herbert von Karajan (Bristol, England: Digital Classics Distribution, 1999), 1 hour 28 mins
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John Cage
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directed by Allan Miller, fl. 1973-2013; composed by John Cage, 1912-1992; produced by Vivian Perlis and Allan Miller, fl. 1973-2013, Lolafilms, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and Music Project for Television (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: Monarda Arts, 1990), 55 mins
Cage (1912-92) emerged from the post-war American avant-garde to become one of the most controversial and influential of contemporary composers. This programme was made with him two years before he died. He introduces his philosophy that all sounds, even silence, can be used as the source for music and discusses h...
directed by Allan Miller, fl. 1973-2013; composed by John Cage, 1912-1992; produced by Vivian Perlis and Allan Miller, fl. 1973-2013, Lolafilms, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and Music Project for Television (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: Monarda Arts, 1990), 55 mins
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Karl Amadeus Hartmann
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directed by Klaus Voswinckel; conducted by Rafael Kubelik, 1914-1996 and Heinz Fricke, 1927-2015; produced by Klaus Voswinckel, Klaus Voswinckel Production; performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 1925-2012, Rainer Scholze, Bodo Brinkmann, Klaus Konig and Helen Donath, 1940-, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks), Munich (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: Monarda Arts, 1986), 1 hour 13 mins
This profile of the German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-63) combines documentary and Performance footage. It looks at his championship of new music with the Musica Viva concerts he organised in Munich after 1945, and includes extensive excerpts from his opera Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend, as well a...
directed by Klaus Voswinckel; conducted by Rafael Kubelik, 1914-1996 and Heinz Fricke, 1927-2015; produced by Klaus Voswinckel, Klaus Voswinckel Production; performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 1925-2012, Rainer Scholze, Bodo Brinkmann, Klaus Konig and Helen Donath, 1940-, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks), Munich (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: Monarda Arts, 1986), 1 hour 13 mins
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Ken Russell's Classic Widows
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directed by Ken Russell, 1927-2011; conducted by Richard Hickox, 1948-; choreographed by Amir Hosseinpour; presented by Melvyn Bragg; produced by Maureen Murray, fl. 1987; interview by Ken Russell, 1927-2011; performed by Hetty Baynes and Fiona Cross, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: Monarda Arts, 1995), 51 mins
Classic Widows features four extraordinary women who are championing the music of their late composer-husbands: Susana Walton, globetrotting widow of William Walton; Bertha Stevens, whose husband, a contemporary of Walton's, died in relative obscurity; Xenia Frankel, who was left £50,000 in debt on the death of h...
directed by Ken Russell, 1927-2011; conducted by Richard Hickox, 1948-; choreographed by Amir Hosseinpour; presented by Melvyn Bragg; produced by Maureen Murray, fl. 1987; interview by Ken Russell, 1927-2011; performed by Hetty Baynes and Fiona Cross, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: Monarda Arts, 1995), 51 mins
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