Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time

Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time


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Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2004
UPC: 0073999299441
Original Release: 1996
Rating: NR
Source: Devine EnT. CORP.
Time: 0:51:00
Sales rank: 86,465

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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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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