Keeping Score: Revolutions in Music

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Special Features

Live performances of Copland's Appalachian Spring by the San Francisco Symphony and MTT shot in high definition, presented in 16:9 widescreen and 5.1 surround sound; Live performance of Copland's Appalachian Spring also includes two alternative 5.1 channel surround sound audio mixes: "Musician" and "Audience" points of view; Documentary includes optional closed-caption English subtitles; Subtitles in Deutsch Français, Español
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/12/2006
  • UPC: 821936001592
  • Source: Sfs Media
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,379

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Disc #1 -- Keeping Score: Revolutions in Music - Copland and the American Sound
   Play All
   Copland and the American Sound
   Copland's Appalachian Spring in Concert
   Extra Features
      About Keeping Score
      About Michael Tilson Thomas
      About the San Francisco Symphony
      Trailer for Beethoven's Eroica
      Trailer for Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
   Setup Menu
      Copland and the American Sound Subtitles: English
      Copland and the American Sound Subtitles: French - Français
      Copland and the American Sound Subtitles: Deutsch
      Copland and the American Sound Subtitles: Español
      Copland and the American Sound Subtitles: Chinese (Traditional)
      Copland and the American Sound Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified)
      Copland and the American Sound Subtitles: Subtitles Off
      Play Copland and the American Sound
      Copland's Appalachian Spring in Concert Audio Options: Stereo
      Copland's Appalachian Spring in Concert Audio Options: Dolby Digital 5.1 "Audience" Perspective
      Copland's Appalachian Spring in Concert Audio Options: Dolby Digital 5.1 "Stage" Perspective
      Play Copland's Appalachian Sping in Concert
   Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Good Introduction to Part of Copland's Career

    This documentary focuses on Aaron Copland's career from his days as a student of Nadia Boulanger's in Paris through his writing of the ballet score Appalachian Spring in 1944. The documentary mixes archival footage of New York, portions of a 1972 television interview with Copland, segments in which San Francisco Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas explains the mechanics of Copland's music, very brief comments from a handful of SFS players, and extracts from SFS performances of the Variations for Orchestra, Billy the Kid, Fanfare for the Common Man, and Appalachian Spring. The documentary overall is very good, although I would have preferred to hear more of the 1972 Copland interview and less of MTT, who seems slightly overexposed. On the other hand, MTT worked with Copland directly, so MTT's views definitely merit attention. The DVD also includes a SFS performance of the full ballet score of Appalachian Spring, which is a wonderful treat given that most CD performances are of the considerably shorter ballet suite only. The SFS performance uses the original 13-player scoring (necessitated by the limited pit space in the Library of Congress where the work was premiered) and is truly excellent.

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