V076 (& RCA Victor 60851-6-RC): Classic Visions: First Look

Available as:

VHS (NTSC), BMG Music (1991), color, 21:24.
VHS (NTSC), RCA Victor 60851-3-RC (1991), color, 50:44. -- Portions only, plus additional material.
Laserdisc, RCA Victor 60851-6-RC, Swiss Television DRS (1991), color, 50:44. -- Portions only, plus additional material.Produced by Swiss Television DRS

Executive producer: Armin Brunner
Created and directed by Adrian Marthaler

Further credits below.

Time Description
0:00 Copyright warnings
0:50 Maurice Ravel, Tzigane. Soloist plays violin in middle of bull ring while conductor circles her, waving his baton. Other members of the orchestra appear occasionally as "spectators" in the stands.
3:05 Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre. Soloist appears on-stage in an empty concert hall. Other members of concert hall staff are shown preparing for the evening's event.
6:05 Darius Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le Toit. A woman dressed in black leather and fishnet stockings sits on stage caressing her cello while an excluseively male audience watches with rapt attention.
8:00 Mozart und Salieri, und Haydn. Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major. Sultry, young performers sit in a Baroque hall. Cellists take turns playing solo material.
11:10    
Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622. Clarinetist appears to audition for a panel of three in an auditorium; other young soloists wait their turns in the wings and backstage.
14:35 Salieri, Piano Concerto in C Major. Fragments of performers and their instruments appear at the edges of the screen. Then performers appear against a white screen, alone or in pairs.
16:40 Eine verklärte Nachtmusik. Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525. Judd conducts the young performers who play from memory. Their individual, carefully made-up faces, fill the screen. See V076 for a complete description.
18:25 Schönberg, Transfigured Night, op. 4. Sextett plays in empty train station; camera pans by posters of Schoenberg's paintings displayed by the tracks. See V076 for a complete description.
21:50 Credits
22:06 End

Credits

Ravel, Tzigane
Bettina Boller, violin
Matthias Bamert, conductor
Swiss Radio Symphony Orchestra

Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre
Harry Goldenberg, violin
Matthias Bamert, conductor
Swiss Radio Symphony Orchestra

Darius Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le Toit
Matthias Bamert, conductor
Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin

Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major
Cellists:
Natalie Caron
Sally J. Pendlebury
Martina Schucan
Marc Coppey
Paul Marleyn
James Judd, conductor
Members of the European Community Youth Orchestra

Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
Sharon Kam, clarinet
James Judd, conductor
Members of the European Community Youth Orchestra

Salieri, Piano Concerto in C Major
Oleg Maisenberg, piano
Armin Brunner, conductor
Chamber Orchestra, Swiss Television DRS

Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
James Judd, conductor
Members of the European Community Youth Orchestra

Schönberg, Transfigured Night, op. 4
James Judd, conductor
Brodsky String Sextett
Basel Symphony Orchestra

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