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The American Way [electronic resource]

Digital Classics (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program focuses on young, innovative American composers who learned from the music of the past, and from the music of other cultures. Jazz, military bands, Quaker hymns, country dances, German Expressionism, and minimalism all contribute to a dazzling display of energy and virtuosity in the music presented. Works by Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, Ives, Cage, and others are included.
Release Date
1996
Run Time
53 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 23, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
The Music of the 20th Century: Leaving Home
Music of the 20th Century
Contents
  • American Pop Culture (2:16)
  • "Rhapsody in Blue" (5:23)
  • "Decoration Day" (5:47)
  • "A Celebration of some 100x150 notes" (5:11)
  • "Appalachian Spring" (4:18)
  • "Lonely House from Street Scene" (4:12)
  • "West Side Story: Symphonic Dances" (4:23)
  • "First Construction (in Metal)" (5:26)
  • "Madame Press Died Last Week at 90" (3:23)
  • "In C" (2:20)
  • "Harmonium" (7:23)
  • Credits: The American Way (0:37)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1996.
Publisher no.
  • 6925s Films Media Group
  • 6930 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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