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Great Composers [videorecording]

a BBC/NVC Arts/Thirteen/WNET co-production in association with RAI Thematic Channels ; series executive producer, Krišs Rusmanis
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Presents the lives and works of seven musical giants, from the Baroque era to the twentieth century. Each composer's life and work is presented through performance sequences, interviews and commentaries.
Director
James Runcie; Francesca Kemp; Simon Broughton; Chris Hunt; Jill Marshall
Performers
Narrator: Kenneth Branagh.
Release Date
1997
Run Time
472 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Originally broadcast on BBC.
  • Program guide in English, French, German and Spanish.
  • The program on Gustav Mahler is included on both cassette 2 and 4.
Contents
  • Cassette 1. Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750 / produced & directed by James Runcie (ca. 59 min.) ; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791 / produced & directed by Francesca Kemp (ca. 59 min.)
  • Cassette 2. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893 / produced & directed by Simon Broughton (ca. 59 min.) ; Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924 / produced & directed by Chris Hunt (ca. 59 min.) ; Gustav Mahler, 1860-1911 / director, Krišs Rusmanis (ca. 59 min.)
  • Cassette 3. Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 / produced & directed by Jill Marshall (ca. 59 min.) ; Richard Wagner, 1813-1883 / director Krišs Rusmanis (ca. 59 min.)
  • cassette 4. Gustav Mahler, 1860-1911 / director, Krišs Rusmanis (ca. 59 min.).
Published
[S.l.] : Warner Music Vision, c1997.
Publisher no.
20511-3 Warner Music Vision
Description
4 videocassettes (ca. 472 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. + 1 program guide (48 p.)
VHS format.
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