Festival Of Music 2

Overview

For the second time within a single year 1956, impresario Sol Hurok gathered together an awesome assembly of musical talent for a lavish, full-color NBC TV special. Rather than overload the screen with performers as he'd done in his previous special, Hurok wisely decided to limit the repertoire to five acts, allowing the singers and musicians ample time to fully demonstrate their genius. The first number is act one of Verdi's La Traviata, featuring Metropolitan Opera stars Victoria de los Angeles and Richard ...
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Overview

For the second time within a single year 1956, impresario Sol Hurok gathered together an awesome assembly of musical talent for a lavish, full-color NBC TV special. Rather than overload the screen with performers as he'd done in his previous special, Hurok wisely decided to limit the repertoire to five acts, allowing the singers and musicians ample time to fully demonstrate their genius. The first number is act one of Verdi's La Traviata, featuring Metropolitan Opera stars Victoria de los Angeles and Richard Tucker. This is followed by the death scene from Mussorgsky's Boris Godunoff, a showcase for singers Boris Christoff and Nicola Moscona. Up next is a medley of spirituals, exquisitely sung by Marian Anderson. Classical guitarist Andres Segovia is up next with a selection of his own compositions, followed by pianist Artur Rubinstein, performing Rachmaninov's "Variations on a Theme of Paganini." Conductor Alfred Wallenstein and the Symphony of the Air provide backup for the stars of this special, which originally aired live.
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Special Features

Special menu feature allows you to view either the complete unedited telecast (including commercials) or the musical selections alone
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • UPC: 089948424598
  • Original Release: 1956
  • Rating:

  • Source: Video Artists Int'l
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Black & White / Mono
  • Sound: monaural
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 66,997

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. La Traviata (Verdi) - Act I (Abridged): Dell'invito Transcorsa È Già L'ora [3:55]
2. La Traviata (Verdi) - Act I (Abridged): Libiamo, Libiamo [4:33]
3. La Traviata (Verdi) - Act I (Abridged): Un Dì Felice [3:02]
4. La Traviata (Verdi) - Act I (Abridged): Ah, Fors'é Lui [2:36]
5. La Traviata (Verdi) - Act I (Abridged): Follie!... Sempre Libera [2:32]
6. Arr. Burleigh: Heav'n Heav'n [2:00]
7. Arr. Burleigh: My Lord, What A Mornin' [3:00]
8. Arr. Johnson: Roll, Jord'n, Roll! [1:51]
9. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Abridged) [17:15]
10. J.S. Bach: Gavotte [3:12]
11. Torroba: Allegretto (From Sonatina in A Major) [2:42]
12. Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky) - Death of Boris: I Gospoda Molit [3:35]
13. Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky) - Death of Boris: Odnazhdy, V Vecherniv Chas [3:31]
14. Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky) - Death of Boris: Proschay, Moy Syn [10:19]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Complete Telecast
   Play Musical Selections Only
   Chapter Selections by Artist
      Opening Credits
      Victoria De Los Angeles & Barry Morell
         View Selections With Spoken Introductions
      Marian Anderson
         View Selections With Spoken Introduction
      Arthur Rubinstein
         View Selection With Spoken Introduction
      Andrés Segovia
         View Selections With Spoken Introduction
      Boris Christoff
         View Selections With Spoken Introduction
      Closing Credits
   English Subtitles
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
   Contact VAI
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