Performance Practices in Impressionistic Piano Music

Overview

This film is part of a series that chronicles the history of piano music through various expressions, from Baroque to Modernism. In this episode, the film follows the trends of Impressionism. Hosts Dr. Maurice Rinson, a music historian, and Stewart Gordon, a keyboard professor, give insight into the piano music of the Impressionistic era. The music was in tune with the reigning philosophies in art and literature, which expressed a love of nature, and a certain freedom of style. In music, as in other art forms, ...
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Overview

This film is part of a series that chronicles the history of piano music through various expressions, from Baroque to Modernism. In this episode, the film follows the trends of Impressionism. Hosts Dr. Maurice Rinson, a music historian, and Stewart Gordon, a keyboard professor, give insight into the piano music of the Impressionistic era. The music was in tune with the reigning philosophies in art and literature, which expressed a love of nature, and a certain freedom of style. In music, as in other art forms, this expressed itself in flowing melodies and a lightness of mood. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2007
  • UPC: 038081227481
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Warner Brothers Pub.
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:06:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,401

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maurice Hinson
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Performance Practices: Impressionistic Music
1. Opening [2:30]
3. Artists and Writers [4:05]
4. Chopin, Liszt, Grieg [9:47]
5. Controlling Pianissimo [5:12]
6. Pedaling [10:19]
7. Plainsong [4:46]
8. Whole-Tone Scale [1:41]
9. Pentatonic Scale [2:45]
10. Debussy, RĂªverie [9:49]
11. Debussy, Clair de Lune [2:00]
12. Debussy, Footprints in the Snow [4:14]
13. Debussy, the Sunken Cathedral [2:17]
14. Conclusion & Credits [1:13]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Performance Practices: Impressionistic Music
   Early Influences
   Performance Techniques
   Musical Characteristics
   Exploring the Repertoire
   Maurice Hinson Bio
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