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Title Music makes a city

Publication Info. [Louisville, Ky.] : Owsley Brown Presents, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD, Nonfiction  DVD 780.7976 MUS    Check Shelf
Edition [Special ed.]
Description 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (22 pages ; illustrations ;19 cm.).
System Details DVD; Dolby digital, stereo compatible.
Performer Narrated by Will Oldham ; written by Jerome Hiller ; executive producers Owsley Brown III, Gill Holland ; produced by Owsley Brown III, Robin Burke.
Note "Our special edition is a limited pre-release DVD for Louisville. It contains wonderful bonus material that will not be included in the PBS release"--Accompanying documentation.
Contents Disc 1. The flood -- Founding the orchestra -- Whitney is hired -- First rehearsal -- Early years -- Charles Farnsley -- New ideas, new music -- Malpiero: Piano concerto -- Martha Graham: Judith -- Carnegie Hall. Disc 2. Special features: bonus interviews. Composers: Elliott Carter ; Gunther Schuller ; Harold Shapero ; Joan Tower ; Chou Wen-Chung ; Norman Dello Joio ; Ned Rorem. Orchestra: Jorge Mester ; Ruth Scott French ; Sidney Harth ; Lee Luvisi ; Marilyn Willoughby ; Dr. Stephen Plank. Community: Dr. J. Blaine Hudson ; Janet Eilber ; Dann Byck, Jr. ; Douglass Farnsley ; Curtis Dewees ; William Mootz.
Summary In the late 1940s, an orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky was about to go out of business. At that point, a new mayor stepped into office whose views about civic vitality were founded on the ideas of the Chinese sage Confucius. His vision of prosperity was focused on making the arts available to every citizen of the city. Music Makes a City tells the rousing, inspiring, nearly unbelievable story of an American city and its orchestra.
Subject Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012 -- Interviews.
Schuller, Gunther -- Interviews.
Shapero, Harold, 1920-2013 -- Interviews.
Tower, Joan, 1938- -- Interviews.
Chou, Wen-Chung, 1923-2019 -- Interviews.
Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008 -- Interviews.
Rorem, Ned, 1923-2022 -- Interviews.
Mester, Jorge -- Interviews.
Harth, Sidney -- Interviews.
Luvisi, Lee, 1937- -- Interviews.
Louisville Orchestra -- History.
Louisville (Ky.) -- History.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Documentary films.
Historical films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Oldham, Will.
Hiller, Jerome.
Brown, Owsley, III.
Holland, Gill, 1964-
Burke, Robin.
Note Subtitle from container spine: An American orchestra's untold story.
Standard No. 811063011090
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