Leaving Home, Vol. 4: 3 Journeys Through Dark Landscapes

Overview

Orchestral guru Sir Simon Rattle conducts performances by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, to explore the effects of sociopolitical change on the compositions of Béla Bartók, Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutoslawski in this 1996 concert film, Leaving Home vol. 4: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century - Three Journeys through Dark Landscapes, from ArtHaus Musik. In the process, Rattle discloses the extent to which these three composers adapted their music to the changing landscape around them, enabling such ...
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Overview

Orchestral guru Sir Simon Rattle conducts performances by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, to explore the effects of sociopolitical change on the compositions of Béla Bartók, Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutoslawski in this 1996 concert film, Leaving Home vol. 4: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century - Three Journeys through Dark Landscapes, from ArtHaus Musik. In the process, Rattle discloses the extent to which these three composers adapted their music to the changing landscape around them, enabling such alterations to shape and give direction to their compositional evolution. Pieces include Bartók's "Music for Strings,""Bluebeard's Castle,""Percussion and Celesta"and "Concerto For Orchestra"; Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 4,""Symphony No. 5," and"Symphony No. 14"; and Lutoslawski's" Symphony No. 3," "Concerto for Orchestra," and "Jeux Venetiens." Mezzo soprano vocalist Anne-Sophie Von Otter and bass vocalist Willard White provide accompaniment.
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Special Features

Biographies of the composers; Bonus audio tracks: Bartók - "Concerto for Orchestra," Shostakovich - "Symphony No. 4," photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2005
  • UPC: 807280203998
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  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: Deutsche, English
  • Time: 50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 86,358

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Leaving Home: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century, Vol. 4
1. Introduction [:32]
2. Music and Politics [1:10]
3. Béla Bartók - A Journey Into Exile [19:10]
4. Dmitri Shostakovich - A Journey Towards Truth [14:52]
5. Witold Lutoslawski - A Journey Towards Freedom [14:21]
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         Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43
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