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Special Features

Closed Caption; English, Español and Français soundtracks
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2004
  • UPC: 073999089523
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  • Source: Devine EnT. CORP.
  • Presentation: Special Edition
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:14:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,383

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Bach's Fight for Freedom
1. Opening [2:15]
2. Entering Service [3:13]
3. Horrible Work Conditions [3:20]
4. No Respect for Authority [2:38]
5. Why Not Quit? [4:23]
6. Music Is Important [3:15]
7. At the Red Palace [3:14]
8. It Is Forbidden [3:20]
9. Stand Up for Your Beliefs [3:39]
10. A Bach Family Lunch [1:59]
11. An Offer in Cothen [2:25]
12. Moving On [3:22]
13. A Bad Influence [3:21]
14. Staying Focussed [2:27]
15. Frederick Defends Bach [:58]
16. Josef Wants His Son Back [1:43]
17. Free Bach [1:56]
18. Live Life in Passion [1:52]
19. Credits [1:48]
Side #2 -- Bizet's Dream
1. Opening [1:49]
2. Introducing Mr. Bizet, Late Again [4:54]
3. An Interesting Lesson [1:56]
4. No Place for a Lady [5:33]
5. A Daughter's Questions [1:49]
6. Family Strain [1:25]
7. Another Visit to Bizet's World [6:34]
8. The Beginning of Carmen's Story [4:10]
9. Bizet's Misery [2:29]
10. Where Is Father? [2:20]
11. Another Lesson, Bizet Style [10:08]
12. Michelle's Discovery [1:55]
13. Looking for Michelle [1:46]
14. A Fortune Told, A Father Returns [2:27]
15. Carmen! [1:44]
16. Credits [2:10]
Side #3 -- Handel's Last Chance
1. Opening [1:41]
2. An Easy Mark [2:54]
3. Not Impressed [3:51]
4. Doing Time [:49]
5. A Deal Is Struck [3:31]
6. A New Beginning [2:28]
7. First Day at School [2:54]
8. Scrubbing and Singing [2:49]
9. Audition Distress [1:22]
10. He Can Sing! [1:34]
11. Silence the Mutt [2:55]
12. You Can't Run Away [2:33]
13. Last Chance [4:11]
14. The Rent's Due [1:20]
15. Doing Laundry [3:39]
16. Finders Keepers [1:59]
17. Arrested! [2:14]
18. Dead to Rights [1:06]
19. Restitution [2:41]
20. Credits [1:56]
Side #4 -- Liszt's Rhapsody
1. Opening [2:53]
2. Liszt Meets Josy [2:14]
3. Fortune Telling [1:44]
4. Liszt Bets With Teleky [2:04]
5. The Gypsies Agree [2:30]
6. Josy Moves In [3:23]
7. Josy's Lessons [3:55]
8. Josy Wants to Learn [3:23]
9. Liszt Gives a Concert [2:30]
10. Josy Plays for Guests [2:14]
11. Josy Accused of Theft [3:33]
12. Liszt Apologizes to Josy [4:00]
13. Josy Loses the Contest [3:19]
14. Josy Confronts Liszt [3:23]
15. Josy Quits [3:11]
16. Private Concert [2:29]
17. Credits [1:58]
Side #5 -- Rossini's Ghost
1. Opening [2:01]
2. Biscotti Might Make it Better? [3:17]
3. Magical Trunk [2:07]
4. Through a Looking Glass [3:30]
5. Rosalie Arrives [1:07]
6. Dance [4:39]
7. Strange Happenings [1:04]
8. The Little Shadow [3:35]
9. From Bad to Worse [3:57]
10. A Great Sauce Can Make Magic [3:08]
11. A Secret Place [3:42]
12. Opening Night Disaster [4:20]
13. Rossini Walks Out [4:36]
14. The Curse Is Broken [2:25]
15. Goodbye to Martina and Rosalie [2:44]
16. Friendship Is Like a Recipe [1:47]
17. Credits [1:51]
Side #6 -- Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time
1. Opening [3:03]
2. A Horn Blows [2:47]
3. Late for Lunch [2:54]
4. Too Much to Do [2:25]
5. Taubber Is a Monster [3:33]
6. Music Calms [1:17]
7. Welcome to the Castle [2:24]
8. A Bouble to Pick Up [2:28]
9. Invited to the Ball [2:40]
10. An Invitation to Steal [2:20]
11. Running Behind [1:36]
12. A Deal Is Struck [2:17]
13. Can't Wait for Taubber [4:20]
14. Music in Your Blood [4:58]
15. The Presentation [1:44]
16. Begin the Waltz [1:43]
17. A Surprise Visitor [2:18]
18. Safe at Last [2:13]
19. Credits [1:44]
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Side #1 -- Bach's Fight for Freedom
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   Special Features
      The Filming of Bach
      The Life and Times of Johann Sebastian Bach
      Bach: Soundtrack
         Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046
            III. Allegro
         Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
            II. Allegro
         Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
            I. Allegro
            II. Andante
         Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
            III. Allegro
         Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in Bb Major, BWV 1051
            III. Allegro
         Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1065
            III. Allegro
         Overture No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
            II. Air
            VI. Gigue
         Overture No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
            IX. Badinerie
         Cantata Herz Und Mund Und Tat Und Leben, BWV 147
            Chorale: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
      Cast of Characters
      Photo Gallery
      More About Our Award-Winning Films
   Scene Index
   Web Link
Side #2 -- Bizet's Dream
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   Special Features
      The Filming of Bizet
      The Life and Times of Georges Bizet
      Bizet: Soundtrack
         Prelude to Act I (Excerpt) (Andante Moderato). Aragonaise (Entr'acte Before Act IV - Allegro Vivo)
         Intermezzo (Entr'acte Before Act III - Andantino Quasi Allegretto)
         Seguidilla (Act I - Allegretto)
         The Dragons of Alcala (Entr'acte Before Act II - Allegro Moderato)
         The Toreadors (From Prelude to Act 1 - Allegro Giocoso) Carmen Suite No. 2
         Habanera (Act I - Alegretto Quasi Andantino)
         Nocturne (Micaela's Aria, Act III - Andante Molto)
         Song of the Toreador (Act II - Allegro Moderato)
         The New Guard (Children's Chorus, Act I - Allegro)
         Bohemian Dance (Gypsy Dance, Act II - Andantino Quasi Allegretto) L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1 (Excerpt)
         Carillon (Allegretto Moderato) L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2 (Excerpt)
         Farandole (Allegro Deciso - Tempo Di Marcia) Symphony No. 1 in C Major (Escerpt)
         Finale (Allegro Vivace) Small Suite for Orchestra (Jeux D'enfants) (Excerpts)
         March (Trumpet and Drum - Allegretto Moderato)
         Galop (The Ball - Presto)
      Cast of Characters
      Photo Gallery
      More About Our Award-Winning Films
   Scene Index
   Web Link
Side #3 -- Handel's Last Chance
   Watch the Film
   Special Features
      The Filming of Handel
      The Life and Times of Georg Friedrich Handel
      Handel: Soundtrack
         Soloman - Arrival of The Queen Sheba
         Messiah - Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
         Music for The Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
            La Réjouissance
         Water Music, HWV 34B-350 - Air
         Water Music, HWV 34B-350
            Alla Hornpipe
            Menuet II
         Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 3 in G Major - I. Allegro
            Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion
            Amen Chorus
            Hallelujah Chorus
      Cast of Characters
      Photo Gallery
      More About Our Award-Winning Films
   Scene Index
   Web Link
Side #4 -- Liszt's Rhapsody
   Watch the Film
   Special Features
      The Filming of Liszt
      The Life and Times of Franz Liszt
      Liszt: Soundtrack
         Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 (Carnival in Pest)
         Mephisto Waltz
         Liebestraum (Dream of Love)
         Orpheus, Symphonic Poem
         Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem
         Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
      Cast of Characters
      Photo Gallery
      More About Our Award-Winning Films
   Scene Index
   Web Link
Side #5 -- Rossini's Ghost
   Watch the Film
   Special Features
      The Filming of Rossini
      The Life and Times of Giachino Rossini
      Rossini: Soundtrack
         Overture to Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
         Overture to La Scala Di Seta
         Overture to L'Ifaliana in Algeri
         Overture to Semiramide
         Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
         Overture to La Cenerentola
         Overture to La Gazza Ladra
         Overture to Guillaume Tell
      Cast of Characters
      Photo Gallery
      More About Our Award-Winning Films
   Scene Index
   Web Link
Side #6 -- Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time
   Watch the Film
   Special Features
      The Filming of Strauss
      The Life and Times of Johann Strauss, Jr.
      Strauss: Soundtrack
         Emperor Waltz, Op. 437
         Roses From the South, Op. 388
         New Pizzicoto-Polka, Op. 449
         Vienna Blood, Op. 354
         Perpetual Motion: Musical Scherzo, Op. 257
         On the Beautiful, Blue Danube, Op. 314
         Artist's Life, Op. 316
         Tales From the Vienna Woods, Op. 325
      Cast of Characters
      Photo Gallery
      More About Our Award-Winning Films
   Scene Index
   Web Link
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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This series is great for introducing students to composers. The DVD's are both entertaining and informative. Though the actual story line is fictious, how the composers are protrayed is realistic. I have used this series with my 6th grade general music class with great success.

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