History of the Organ, Vol. 2: From Sweelinck to Bach

History of the Organ, Vol. 2: From Sweelinck to Bach

Director: Nat Lilenstein

Cast: Nat Lilenstein, Gustav Leonhardt, Bernard Foccroulle, Hans Heintze

     
 

As the title implies, this nonfiction program surveys the history of the organ as a musical instrument over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, as it passed through the hands of such earthshaking composers as Jan Pieterszoon Swielinck, Dietrich Buxtehude, and, ultimately, Johann Sebastian Bach. The film touches on the process necessary to build such an… See more details below

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As the title implies, this nonfiction program surveys the history of the organ as a musical instrument over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, as it passed through the hands of such earthshaking composers as Jan Pieterszoon Swielinck, Dietrich Buxtehude, and, ultimately, Johann Sebastian Bach. The film touches on the process necessary to build such an instrument, the evolution of the sound itself, and various pieces of music authored for the organ over the said period. It also includes footage of the locales in which the earliest-constructed organs now reside.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
UPC:
0807280211399
Original Release:
1997
Source:
Arthaus Musik
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
0:55:00
Sales rank:
71,933

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History of the Organ, Vol. 2: From Sweelinck to Bach
1. Introduction [3:02]
2. Amsterdam [1:53]
3. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: "Variations on 'Engelsche Fortuyn'" [3:49]
4. Dietrich Buxtehude's "Preludes" [6:51]
5. The Schnitger's: Famous Organ Builders [1:52]
6. Bernard Foccroulle About Arp Schnitger [4:59]
7. Matthias Weckmann: "4 Verses From the 'Magnificat Secundi Toni'" [6:15]
8. "Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland" [2:28]
9. Dietrich Buxtehude: "Toccata in D Minor" [8:00]
10. The Towering Genius Johann Sebastian Bach [4:16]
11. Hans Heintze Plays Organ Pieces by Bach [10:59]
12. End Credits [:48]

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