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Title The unanswered question [videorecording] : Norton lectures 1973 / Amberson Video in cooperation with WGBH, Boston.
Publication West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2001?]
Description 6 videodiscs (793 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical stereo Dolby
video file
Call # DVD 780 U
Series Charles Eliot Norton lectures.
System Req DVD; Dolby digital sound, stereo.
Note Videodisc release of the 1973 lectures.
"A Leonard Bernstein program"--Container.
6 discs in three containers.
Special features included.
Performer Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Vienna Philharmonic ; Leonard Bernstein, conductor ; Harvard Glee Club.
Credits Producer, Douglas Smith ; written by Leonard Bernstein.
Note Lectures recorded at Harvard University, 1973.
Summary Lecture 1 explores the origins and development of music and language. Lecture 2 compares the structures of music and speech, and discusses the multiple transformations of which both are capable, with examples from Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. Lecture 3 demonstrates layers of meaning in Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F. Major, op. 68. Lecture 4 describes explorations of new tonal fields by composers of the romantic era, and includes illustrations from Berlioz, Wagner, and Debussy. Lecture 5 explains Arnold Schoenberg's movement toward atonality and Gustav Mahler's anticipation of the crisis in twentieth-century music, including performances of Ives, Ravel, and Mahler. Lecture 6 examines how Igor Stravinsky kept tonality viable while experimenting freely with dissonance, and includes a complete performance of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.
Contents Lecture 1. Musical phonology -- Lecture 2. Musical syntax -- Lecture 3. Musical semantics -- Lecture 4. The delights and dangers of ambiguity -- Lecture 5. The twentieth century crisis -- Lecture 6. The poetry of earth.
Subject Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music -- History and criticism.
Music and language.
Educational films.
Addl. Author Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Symphonies, K. 550, G minor.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Symphonies, no. 6, op. 68, F major.
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Roméo et Juliette. Selections.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde. Selections.
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune.
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. Contemplations. Unanswered question.
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Rapsodie espagnole. Feria.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonies. No. 9. Selections.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Oedipus Rex.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
Smith, Douglas.
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Wiener Philharmoniker.
Harvard Glee Club.
Amberson Productions.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Kultur International Films.
Alt Title Unanswered question
Leonard Bernstein at Harvard, The unanswered question
Note Title on original container: Unanswered question : six talks at Harvard
Alt Title Six talks at Harvard
ISBN 0769715702
076971451X (lectures 1-2)
0769714536 (lectures 3-4)
0769714552 (lectures 5-6)

Location CALL # Status Message
 Flatbush DVD  DVD 780 U  DISC 1 & 2    CHECK SHELVES