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  • Stravinsky in Hollywood (2013)

    Stravinsky

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 53 min

    This Stravinsky film is a remarkable documentary written, directed and edited by Marco Capalbo, telling of the legendary composer's life after he moved to Hollywood in 1939. He did this as he envisioned a new outlet for his music — writing for films. Walt Disney already was using The Rite of Spring in his Fantasia, but Stravinsky was not pleased with the cuts and rearrangement of his score, which, coming from Russia, was not then in copyright. Disney paid Stravinsky $6,000 for the rights to the music and the composer's name. Stravinsky was considered to write music for a number of other films including Gone With the Wind, Jane Eyre and The Song of Bernadette. He actually did write some music for the latter too, and it is fascinating to watch the brief episodes from the film with Stravinsky's music! Much of the film is devoted to Robert Craft, whose close association with Stravinsky was major, and Craft is seen often talking about their relationship. The association (or non-association) of Stravinsky and his neighbor Arnold Schoenberg, is clarified, and we hear commentary about Orpheus, Agon and for for-TV The Flood which was premiered on CBS i 1962 with Craft conducting. The script is perfect and clear and presumably narrated by Capalbo. This is among the finest documentaries available.

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  • How to Dance Through Time Volume 1 The Romance of Mid-19th Century Couple Dances

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 35 min

    “How To Dance Through Time: Volume I - The Romance of Mid 19th Century Couple Dances” (Beginning Level) provides a unique and entertaining lesson for dance lovers. Using famous romantic dance music of the past, this instructional video gives clear “How -To” instructions to help viewers learn to dance the basic steps of the five popular 19th century couple dances: the Waltz, Gallop, Polka, Schottische, and Polka Mazurka. Every step sequence is performed to allow “follow along” repetitions and the exact steps are carefully researched from authentic period manuscripts. In the final section of the videotape, dancers perform these much-loved dances in the appropriate fashions of the era. With this video as a learning tool, everyone is able to dance these famous dances. As with all videos in the How to Dance Through Time series, the dances are introduced with a concise, historical overview and illustrated with authentic photographs and drawings. The steps were carefully researched from period manuscripts and are recreations of historical dances. Close up and slow motion views make learning the moves simple and fun. Dance historian and choreographer Carol Téten is an engaging presence in the series, providing historical context and calling out dance instructions as professional dancers demonstrate. Dancers from the Dance Through Time company perform with authentic music and fashions of the era.

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  • How to Dance Through Time Volume 2 Dances of the Ragtime Era

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 50 min

    How to Dance Through Time, Volume 2: The Ragtime Era features step-by-step instructuions for 44 of the most popular social dances of the early 20th century, including the Fox Trot, Kangaroo Hop, Grizzly Bear, Castle Walk, Tango and Hesitation Waltz.

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  • How to Dance Through Time Volume 3 The Majesty of Renaissance Dance

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 42 min

    How to Dance Through Time, volume 3 shows the intricacies of a 16th century Italian court dance suite - Nido d'Amore (The Nest of Love) - which reveals illuminating courtship rituals of the high Renaissance aristocracy.

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  • How to Dance Through Time Volume 4 The Elegance of Baroque Social Dance

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 42 min

    How to Dance Through Time, volume 4 features the most influential social dances of the French Baroque Court, including the Minuet, Allemande and Contredance, all brought to life by eight dancers who demonstrate with detailed steps and instructions.

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  • Louis Armstrong: All Star Swing and Jazz Concert

    Various Artists

    Year: 1971

    Runtime: 52 min

    The greats of Swing and Jazz: Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, and more. This amazing line-up of legendary talent came together in 1972 for a one-off tribute to the great Louis Armstrong. A unique event in music history with some of the greatest jazz legends of the 20th Century performing together.

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  • The Charm of Group Dances

    Various Artists

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 48 min

    A 19th Century Ball: The Charm of Group Dances reveals the interplay of the flirtatious group dances in the ballroom. The Grand March, Lancers Quadrille & Cotillon are demonstrated by professional dancers with slow motion, close up & overhead views.

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  • Tristan and Isolde

    Wagner

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 4 hr 9 min

    Wagner's supporters say that he took music to new heights of expression here; his detractors say it's the death-knell for melody and structure. It's four hours of aching yearning that does not rest until the last few minutes of the opera.

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