Festival Of Music 2

Festival Of Music 2

Director: Kirk Browning

Cast: Kirk Browning, Richard Tucker, Marian Anderson, Andres Segovia

     
 

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…  See more details below

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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Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
UPC:
0089948424598
Original Release:
1956
Rating:
NR
Source:
Video Artists Int'l
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
64,007

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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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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