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A Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler
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Call Number: DVD 2008-29
Description: Mahler's music is used as innovative therapy at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Also includes Conductor Christopher Eschenbach's own memories of recovering from wartime trauma.
Keywords: Mahler; Ruth Yorkin Drazen; Music Therapy; Cancer

Art of Digital Music
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Call Number: DVD 2005-179
Description: Interviews with music industry artists and producers, focusing on the digital audio production process; includes DVD-ROM material; has associated book.
Keywords: Digital Music; DVD-ROM; Interviews

Beaux Arts at 50
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Call Number: DVD 2008-95
Description: Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the trio recreated their triumphant public debut, which took place on July 13, 1955 featuring three of Beethoven's cherished trios. (Menahem Pressler, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Antonion Meneses, cello).
Keywords: Beaux Arts Trio

Beethoven's Eroica
Series Title: Keeping Score
Call Number: DVD 2009-89
Description: San Francisco Symphony's music director Michael Tilson Thomas retraces Beethoven's steps through Vienna's aristocratic ballrooms and Austria's rustic villages exploring how Beethoven channeled his fears of deafness, his admiration for Napoleon, and his obsession to prove himself the greatest composer of his time to write the Eroica. Includes a live performance of Beethoven's Eroica.
Keywords: Biography

Berlioz Rediscovered
Series Title: 1991
Call Number: DVD 2011-270
Description: Two historic concerts conducted by the Berlioz scholar John Eliot Gardiner. The Messe solennelle is performed at the London's Westminster Cathedral and Symphonie fantastique is played in its original orchestration in the Paris Conservatoire where it was premiered in 1830.
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Boulez, Carter, Glass, Messiaen, Part: 5 Films on the Greatest 20th Century
Series Title: Juxtapositions: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2013-175
Description: A collection of films focusing on five contemporary composers: Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, Philip Glass, Olivier Messiaen, and Arvo Part.
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Christmas with Luciano Pavarotti
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Call Number: VCR 2006-30
Description: Pavarotti's 1988 Christmas concert, performed in Montreal?s spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral.
Keywords: Christmas Music; Luciano Pavarotti

City Life
Series Title: 2007
Call Number: DVD 2012-117
Description: Documentary of Steve Reich's creation of City life on how he captured sounds from New York City street life with just two sampling keyboards and a microphone. Includes a performance of the piece from the Frankfurt Opera House with the Ensemble Modern, conducted by Sian Edwards.
Keywords: Musique Concrete; Electronic

Dawn Upshaw
Series Title: 2000
Call Number: DVD 2014-77
Description: Contemporary songs for high voice recorded live from the Theatre musical de Paris, Chatelet.
Keywords: Songs

Don't Miss the Magic
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Call Number: VCR 88-2
Description: National Piano Foundation.
Keywords: Music; Interview

Festino of Adriano Banchieri
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Call Number: VCR 2002-32
Description: Fully staged recreation of Banchieri's madrigal "Festino."
Keywords: Adriano Banchieri

Festival for the King
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Call Number: VCR 2003-162
Description: Documentary about the Annual Calgary International Organ Competition and Festival.
Keywords: Music: Organ Competitions

Four Seasons
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Call Number: VCR 89-2
Description: Violinist Yehudi Menuhin is the soloist and narrator who reads Vivaldi's poems which describe the scenes he set to music.
Keywords: Vivaldi; Yehudi Menuhin

Ginsberg Sings Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience
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Call Number: DVD 2007-5
Description: A concert of 30 songs highlighting poems originally spun by William Blake, with inspired new melodies crafted by the poet Allen Ginsberg.
Keywords: William Blake; Allen Ginsberg

Handel's "Messiah:" A Commemoration
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Call Number: VCR 2002-41
Description: John Casey plays Dr. Charles Burney, 18th-century music historian, who discusses performances of "Messiah" at Westminster Abbey.
Keywords: Documentary; George Frideric Handel

Haydn and the Performance of Rhetoric
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Call Number: DVD 2008-88
Description:
Keywords: Tom Beghin; Sander M. Goldberg; 18th Century

Heifetz, Rubinstein, Piatigorsky
Series Title: Classic Archive
Call Number: DVD 2009-248
Description: Featuring great performances from legendary artists of the golden age.
Keywords: Beethoven; Chopin; Mendelssohn; Walton; London Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Histoire du Soldat
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Call Number: VCR 2005-103
Description: Presents part 2 of a choreographed stage presentation of Igor Stravinsky's, "Story of a Soldier."
Keywords: Stravinsky, Igor

In Rehearsal, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Series Title: 1997
Call Number: DVD 2013-81
Description: Esa-Pekka Salonen rehearses Debussy's symphonic poem La mer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Keywords: Debussy

Interview with Frank Wilson, M.D.
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Call Number: VCR 88-3
Description: National Piano Foundation.
Keywords: Interview

Itzhak Perlman, violin
Series Title: Classic Archive
Call Number: DVD 2010-28
Description: Live performances in 1970 and 1980 by the great Israeli-born violinist showcasing his command of the modern Russian style of the Prokofiev, Violin concerto no. 1 in D major, op. 19; bitter-sweet romanticism of the Elgar, Violin concerto in B minor, op. 61; and French style of the Saint-Saens, Introduction et rondo capriccioso, op. 28.
Keywords: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, cond.

John Cage: Journeys in Sound
Series Title: 2012
Call Number: DVD 2013-80
Description: Tribute to the American avant-garde composer and his collaborators by directors Allan Miller and Paul Smaczny.
Keywords: Cage; Merce Cunningham; Robert Rauschenberg

La Vierge
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Call Number: DVD 2010-158
Description:
Keywords: Jules Massenet ; Enrico Castiglione; Oratorios; Easter Festival Synphonic Orchestra

Leaving Home, Orchestral Music in the 20th Century; 1, Dancing on a Volcano
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2013-19
Description: The musical revolution of nineteenth-century Vienna.
Keywords: Sir Simon Rattle

Leaving Home, Orchestral Music in the 20th Century; 2. Rhythm: A Conducted
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2013-20
Description: Works by composers of the 20th century such as Stravinsky, Varese, Mahler, Ligeti, Reich, Boulez, Messiaen, and Nancarrow.
Keywords: Sir Simon Rattle; City of Birmingham Sympony Orchestra

Leaving Home, Orchestral Music in the 20th Century; 3. Colour: A Conducted
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2013-21
Description: Music of the latter half of the 19th century that contained an emphasis on tone color or timbre.
Keywords: Sir Simon Rattle

Leaving Home, Orchestral Music in the 20th Century; 4. Colour: A Conducted
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2013-22
Description: Examines the effect of fundamental political upheaval on the music of Bela Bartok, Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutosawski.
Keywords: Sir Simon Rattle

Leaving Home, Orchestral Music in the 20th Century; 5. The American Way: A
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2013-23
Description: American Music
Keywords: Sir Simon Rattle; City of Birmingham Sympony Orchestra

Leaving Home, Orchestral Music in the 20th Century; 6. After the Wake: A Co
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2013-24
Description: Legacy of young Europeans, such as Boulez and Stockhausen, determined to erase the recent war-torn past of the 20th centuray and build a completely new music for a new Europe.
Keywords: Sir Simon Rattle; City of Birmingham Sympony Orchestra

Leaving Home, Orchestral Music in the 20th Century; 7. Threads: A Conducted
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2013-25
Description: Eclectic works from Berio, Henze, to Birtwistle chosen to illustrate what Rattle believes will pave the future.
Keywords: Sir Simon Rattle; City of Birmingham Sympony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts: With the New York Philharmonic
Series Title: (1990)
Call Number: DVD 2014-94
Description:
Keywords: Music; Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, Omnibus
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Call Number: DVD 2010-73
Description: Hosted by Alistair Cooke and includes seven episodes featuring lectures, performances, and master classes from the legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Includes: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (1954), The World of Jazz (1955), The Art of Conducting (1955), American Musical Comedy (1956), Introduction to Modern Music (1957), and more.
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Liturgie de Cristal: Olivier Messiaen = Olivier Messiaen: The Crystal Litur
Series Title: Juxtapositions
Call Number: DVD 2009-61
Description: Biographical portrait of twentieth century French composer, Olivier Messiaen. Features interviews with Messiaen filmed between 1967 and 1987 and excerpts of various musical performances of his works.
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Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers
Series Title: 2004
Call Number: DVD 2013-83
Description: Originally commissioned to commemorate the memory of John F. Kennedy and performed at the Vatican City as part of the Jubilee 2000 celebrations of the Roman Catholic Church, the Bernstein Mass contains the structure of a Roman Catholic Mass mixed with aspects of other contemporary music genres. It features more than two hundred performers among the large orchestra, a rock band, a blues band, 18 soloists, 80 chorus singers, and a company of 45 dancer-singers.
Keywords: Berstein Mass

Norrington: The Romantics
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Call Number: DVD 2008-4
Description: Norrigton talk about, rehearses, and performs Wagner's preludes to Tristan and Meistersinger, Tchaikovky's Pathetique Symphony, and Berlioz's Le Cosaire Overture.
Keywords: Roger Norrington; Richard Wagner; Peter IlichTchai

Organ and Organists of Sainte Clotilde
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Call Number: VCR 2005- 30
Description: Organ of Sainte-Clotilde demonstrated by Marie-Louise Langlais; two copies.
Keywords: Organ Performance

Penderecki conducts Penderecki
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Call Number: DVD 2010-157
Description: Sinfonietta for strings; Capriccio for oboe and strings; Viola concerto; and Concerto for flute and chamber orchestra.
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Pierre Boulez, in Rehearsal
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2013-82
Description: Boulez runs through his own composition, Notations I-IV, and Alban Berg's Three pieces for orchestra with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and fine-tunes the interpretation.
Keywords: Orchestral Music

Pierre Boulez: Eclait; Sur Incises
Series Title: Juxtapositions
Call Number: DVD 2006-213
Description: Performances of Boulez's works "Eclait" and "Sur Incises;" includes "A Lesson By Pierre Boulez," in which Boulez explains "Sur Incises" to a young audience.
Keywords: Pierre Boulez

Renaissance of Monteverdi
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Call Number: VCR 2002-31
Description: Performance of a ballo from Madrigals of Love and War, with documentary.
Keywords: Claudio Monteverdi

Romancing the Music King
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Call Number: VCR 2003-163
Description: Documentary about the Annual Calgary International DOrgan Competition and Festival.
Keywords: Music: Organ Competitions

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3
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Call Number: VCR 2001-1
Description: Vladimir Horowitz performs with the New York Philharmonic, 1978.
Keywords: Piano; Horowitz

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5
Series Title: Keeping Score
Call Number: DVD 2009-258
Description: Live concert performance with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
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St. Matthew Passion
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Call Number: VCR 89-3
Description: Concert in St. Thomas Church in Leipzig; in two parts (tapes).
Keywords: Bach

Stomp Live
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2012-216
Description:
Keywords: Percussion

Sweet is the Day: a Sacred Harp Family Portrait
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Call Number: VCR 2002-195
Description: Wootten family who continue the Sacred Harp tradition; Oversize.
Keywords: Documentary; Sacred Harp Singing: Alabama

The Knochenhauer Parallel-trim Bassoon Reed
Series Title: 1993
Call Number: DVD 2012-133
Description: Gerald Corey discusses the design, construction, and trimming/tuning of the Knochenhauer parallel-trim bassoon reed with performance examples.
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Time There Was--A Profile of Benjamin Britten
Series Title: 2006
Call Number: DVD 2014-63
Description: Celebration of Britten's life and work, and a first-hand account of his relationship with Sir Peter Pears.
Keywords: Biography; Britten

Tony Palmer's Film about Stravinsky
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Call Number: DVD 2010-110
Description: Life and works of Igor Stravinsky.
Keywords: Television Program

Unrivaled!: Legendary Musicians in Rare Film Footage with Sound.
Series Title: 1931-1978
Call Number: DVD 2012-130
Description: Dvorak; Beethoven; Weber; Gershwin
Keywords: Piano

Verdi Requiem
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Call Number: DVD 2006-243
Description: July 2000 performance, starring Renee Fleming, Olga Borodina, Andrea Bocelli, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Kirov Orchestra and Chorus; Valery Gergiev, conductor.
Keywords: Giuseppe Verdi; Requiems

Wedding Cantata
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Call Number: VCR 2002-40
Description: Includes commentary.
Keywords: Charpentier

Winterreise; Folk Songs
Series Title: Britten-Pears Collection: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2013-200
Description: Peter Pears, tenor; Benjamin Britten, piano.
Keywords: Schubert; Britten; Song Cycles

Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach
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Call Number: DVD 2006-236
Description: Presents cellist Yo-Yo Ma in collaborations with a variety of visual and dance artists, each involving Bach's six Cello Suites; 3 volumes
Keywords: Yo-Yo Ma; J.S. Bach; Cello Suites