Countertenors

Countertenors

Director: David Thomas

Cast: David Thomas, Michael Chance, Andreas Scholl, James Bowman

     
 

This episode of London Weekend Television's acclaimed, long-running documentary series The South Bank Show (hosted by the iconic Melvyn Bragg) discusses the phenomenon of countertenor singing, where adult male singers perform pieces from the classical repertoire in the mezzo-soprano, contralto or soprano ranges. Vocalists who appear in this program and…  See more details below

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This episode of London Weekend Television's acclaimed, long-running documentary series The South Bank Show (hosted by the iconic Melvyn Bragg) discusses the phenomenon of countertenor singing, where adult male singers perform pieces from the classical repertoire in the mezzo-soprano, contralto or soprano ranges. Vocalists who appear in this program and discuss the phenomenon at length include Andreas Scholl, Michael Chance, James Bowman and Jimmy Somerville; as an added bonus, the program features a countertenor concert where Bowman, Chance and Scholl perform works by such classical composers as Ford, Handel, Bach and Dowland.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
UPC:
0032031439191
Original Release:
2000
Source:
Kultur Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:03:00
Sales rank:
64,817

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Countertenors
1. Never Weather-Beaten Saile [2:35]
2. Sorrow Stay [3:07]
3. Can She Excuse My Wrongs? [3:03]
4. Flow My Tears [4:35]
5. Since First I Saw Your Face [1:49]
6. Sound the Trumpet [2:33]
7. O Dive Custos [3:01]
8. Strike the Viol [4:39]
9. Evening Hymn [5:04]
10. Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell [4:44]
11. Cantata BWV 170 [6:36]
12. Cum Dederit [4:42]
13. Stabat Mater [3:57]
14. Ombra Mai Fu (Xerxes) [3:30]
15. Dove Sei [7:27]
16. Vivi Tiranno (Rodelinda) [5:23]
17. When I Was One-and-Twenty [1:28]
18. Is My Team Ploughing? [4:28]
1. South Bank Show: What is the Countertenor Voice? [7:46]
2. South Bank Show: Dowland, Purcell, Bach [14:15]
3. South Bank Show: Alfred Deller [2:48]
4. South Bank Show: A Midsummer Night's Dream [4:37]
5. South Bank Show: Popular Music [7:40]
6. South Bank Show: Castrati [3:45]
7. South Bank Show: Rodelinda [9:12]

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