Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time

Overview

The waltz was all the rage in 1860s Europe, and composer Johann Strauss Jr. was the known as the "King of Three-Quarter Time." In this video from HBO's composer series, Strauss, played by Michael Riley, is stressed by the pressure of outdoing himself with each new composition and the memory of his late father's disapproval of his music. Retreating to a country estate, Strauss meets Nicholas, a stable boy who is brutally abused by his stepfather. Together, the two find the strength to overcome their emotional and ...
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Overview

The waltz was all the rage in 1860s Europe, and composer Johann Strauss Jr. was the known as the "King of Three-Quarter Time." In this video from HBO's composer series, Strauss, played by Michael Riley, is stressed by the pressure of outdoing himself with each new composition and the memory of his late father's disapproval of his music. Retreating to a country estate, Strauss meets Nicholas, a stable boy who is brutally abused by his stepfather. Together, the two find the strength to overcome their emotional and physical scars and collaborate on music that will thrill generations to come. Designed to introduce children to classical music and composers, the video features music from Strauss' "Tales from the Vienna Woods," "The Blue Danube," "Vienna Blood," "Roses from the South," "Perpetual Motion," and "Explosions Polka." Highly recommended for ages 8 to 12.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Historical notes; 3 language versions - English, Español and Français; Scene access; Expanded soundtrack; Closed captioned; Dolby Digital stereo
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2004
  • UPC: 073999299441
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: Devine EnT. CORP.
  • Time: 51:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 66,749

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Riley Strauss
Derek Senft Nicholas
Kate Trotter
Jill Frappier
Peter James Hayworth
Julian Richings
Technical Credits
Kit Hood Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [3:03]
2. A Horn Blows [2:47]
3. Late for Lunch [2:54]
4. Too Much to Do [2:25]
5. Taubber Is a Monster [3:33]
6. Music Calms [1:17]
7. Welcome to the Castle [2:24]
8. A Bouble to Pick Up [2:28]
9. Invited to the Ball [2:40]
10. An Invitation to Steal [2:20]
11. Running Behind [1:36]
12. A Deal Is Struck [2:17]
13. Can't Wait for Taubber [4:20]
14. Music in Your Blood [4:58]
15. The Presentation [1:44]
16. Begin the Waltz [1:43]
17. A Surprise Visitor [2:18]
18. Safe at Last [2:13]
19. Credits [1:44]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Watch the Film
   Special Features
      The Filming of Strauss
      The Life and Times of Johann Strauss, Jr.
      Strauss: Soundtrack
         Emperor Waltz, Op. 437
         Roses From the South, Op. 388
         New Pizzicoto-Polka, Op. 449
         Vienna Blood, Op. 354
         Perpetual Motion: Musical Scherzo, Op. 257
         On the Beautiful, Blue Danube, Op. 314
         Artist's Life, Op. 316
         Tales From the Vienna Woods, Op. 325
      Cast of Characters
      Photo Gallery
      More About Our Award-Winning Films
   Scene Index
   Web Link
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