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The Resource Leonard Bernstein at Harvard: : "the unanswered question" : Norton lectures 1973, [lectures] written by Leonard Bernstein ; an Amberson Video production in cooperation with WGBH, Boston ; Douglas Smith, producer ; Clark Santee, director

Leonard Bernstein at Harvard: : "the unanswered question" : Norton lectures 1973, [lectures] written by Leonard Bernstein ; an Amberson Video production in cooperation with WGBH, Boston ; Douglas Smith, producer ; Clark Santee, director

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Leonard Bernstein at Harvard: : "the unanswered question" : Norton lectures 1973
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Leonard Bernstein at Harvard:
Title remainder
"the unanswered question" : Norton lectures 1973
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[lectures] written by Leonard Bernstein ; an Amberson Video production in cooperation with WGBH, Boston ; Douglas Smith, producer ; Clark Santee, director
Title variation
  • Six talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein
  • Unanswered question
  • Norton lectures 1973
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eng
Summary
  • In these lectures Leonard Bernstein examines music from every age and place in the search for a worldwide, innate musical grammar. Includes performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic
  • Lecture 1. Musical phonology: "Explores the origins and development of music and language, with a performance of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g minor; K. 500"--Back of container
  • Lecture 2. Musical syntax: "Compares the structures of music and speech, and discusses the multiple transformations of which both are capable, with examples from Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K. 550"--Back of container
  • Lecture 3. Musical semantics: "Demonstrates layers of meaning in Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, op. 68"--Back of container
  • Lecture 4. The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity: "Explorations of new tonal fields by composers of the Romantic era."--Back of container
  • Lecture 5. The Twentieth Century Crisis: "Arnold Schoenberg's movement toward atonality and Gustav Mahler's anticipation of the crisis in twentieth-century music."--Back of container
  • Lecture 6. The poetry of Earth: "Examines how Igor Stravinsky kept tonality viable while experimenting freely with dissonance."--Back of container
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videorecording
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Charles Eliot Norton lectures
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Producer, Douglas Smith ; written by Leonard Bernstein
Date time place
Lectures recorded by Amberson Video in cooperation with WGBH, Boston at Harvard University, 1973
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Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Vienna Philharmonic (in lecture 5) ; Leonard Bernstein, conductor ; Lecture 6: René Kollo (Oedipus) ; Ezio Flagello (Creon) ; Tatiana Troyanos (Jocasta) ; David Evitts (Messenger) ; Frank Hoffmeiser (Shepherd) ; Michael Wager (Speaker) ; Harvard Glee Club
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  • 1918-1990,
  • 1937-
  • 1929-
  • 1756-1791
  • 1770-1827
  • 1803-1869
  • 1813-1883
  • 1862-1918
  • 1874-1954
  • 1875-1937
  • 1860-1911
  • 1882-1971
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  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Santee, Clark,
  • Smith, Douglas,
  • Kollo, René
  • Krause, Tom,
  • Flagello, Ezio,
  • Troyanos, Tatiana,
  • Evitts, David,
  • Hoffmeister, Frank
  • Wager, Michael
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Berlioz, Hector
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Ives, Charles
  • Ravel, Maurice
  • Mahler, Gustav
  • Stravinsky, Igor
  • Amberson Productions
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra,
  • Harvard Glee Club
  • Wiener Philharmoniker,
  • Kultur International Films
Runtime
793
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Symbolism in music
  • Serialism (Music)
  • Twelve-tone system
  • Music appreciation
  • Music and language
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Label
Leonard Bernstein at Harvard: : "the unanswered question" : Norton lectures 1973, [lectures] written by Leonard Bernstein ; an Amberson Video production in cooperation with WGBH, Boston ; Douglas Smith, producer ; Clark Santee, director
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lecture 1. Musical phonology (104 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Musical grammar -- Overview of linguistics -- A common origin -- Heightened speech -- The harmonic series -- Tempered tones -- Universals -- Musical monogenesis -- The golden age -- Diatonic containment -- Mozart's symphony no. 40 in g minor, K.550. Molto allegro -- Andante -- Menuetto: allegretto-trio -- Allegro assai -- Conclusion
  • Lecture 2. Musical syntax (95 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Chromsky's universal grammar -- Verbal and musical correspondences -- Interdisciplinary terms -- Transformational grammar -- Musical analogies -- Poetry: a true parallel with music -- Musical prose -- Surface structure -- Mozart's symphony no. 40 in g minor K.550 performed for 21 bars showing the "surface structure" -- Deep structure -- Symmetry -- Bar-by-bar accentuation -- Structural ambiguities -- Review of entire first movement of Mozart's symphony no. 40 in g minor K.550 -- Conclusion
  • Lecture 3. Musical semantics (104 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Semantic ambiguity -- Musical metaphor -- Musical semantics -- What does music mean? -- Musical equivalent for figures of speech -- Repetition -- Analysis of Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony -- Transforming repetition into metaphor -- Varied repetitions -- Beethoven symphony no. 6 in F major. I. Allegro ma non troppo -- II. Andante molto mosso -- III. Allegro, IV. Allegro, V. Allegretto -- Conclusion
  • Lecture 4. The delights and dangers of ambiguity (142 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Defining ambiguity -- Beethoven and the increase of ambiguity -- Ambiguity and the Romantic revolution -- Chromaticism -- Chromatic ambiguity -- Berlioz: Romeo alone: festivities in Capulet's palace from Romeo and Juliet -- Berlioz and Wagner -- The growth of tonal language -- Wagner: prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde -- The brink of radical change -- Toward total ambiguity -- Debussy: prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune -- Conclusion
  • Lecture 5. The twentieth century crisis (133 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole, Mvt. 4 (Feria) -- The crisis in musical semantics -- The renunciation of tonality -- Ives' The unanswered question -- The dilemma of the new century -- The twelve tone method -- Atonality and tonality -- Is music ultimately tonal? -- Negative and positive ambiguity -- Berg: Violin concerto -- excerpt -- Mahler's prophetic visions -- Mahler's farewell -- Mahler: Symphony no. 9 in D major, mvt. 4
  • Lecture 6. The poetry of Earth (177 min.) : Beginning/ introduction -- Art and artificiality -- Objectivity and expression -- New tonal dissonances -- Stravinsky's asymmetrical structures -- Old and new vernaculars -- Stravinsky's neoclassicism -- Neoclassicism in poetry -- Abstract semantics -- The sense of the absurd -- Analysis of Oedipus Rex -- Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex -- Conclusion
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49817552
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4 3/4 in
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other
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6 videodiscs (793 min.)
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9780769715704
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video
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videodisc
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  • Bowdoin College: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library or classroom use ONLY
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  • D1570-1--D1570-6
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(OCoLC)49817552
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  • DVD video; Dolby digital sound, orchestral performances in stereo ; full screen (4:3) ; NTSC ; region 1
  • DVD-9; NTSC; all regions; soundtrack in PCM stereo 2.1; aspect ratio 4:3
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Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
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Leonard Bernstein at Harvard: : "the unanswered question" : Norton lectures 1973, [lectures] written by Leonard Bernstein ; an Amberson Video production in cooperation with WGBH, Boston ; Douglas Smith, producer ; Clark Santee, director
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lecture 1. Musical phonology (104 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Musical grammar -- Overview of linguistics -- A common origin -- Heightened speech -- The harmonic series -- Tempered tones -- Universals -- Musical monogenesis -- The golden age -- Diatonic containment -- Mozart's symphony no. 40 in g minor, K.550. Molto allegro -- Andante -- Menuetto: allegretto-trio -- Allegro assai -- Conclusion
  • Lecture 2. Musical syntax (95 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Chromsky's universal grammar -- Verbal and musical correspondences -- Interdisciplinary terms -- Transformational grammar -- Musical analogies -- Poetry: a true parallel with music -- Musical prose -- Surface structure -- Mozart's symphony no. 40 in g minor K.550 performed for 21 bars showing the "surface structure" -- Deep structure -- Symmetry -- Bar-by-bar accentuation -- Structural ambiguities -- Review of entire first movement of Mozart's symphony no. 40 in g minor K.550 -- Conclusion
  • Lecture 3. Musical semantics (104 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Semantic ambiguity -- Musical metaphor -- Musical semantics -- What does music mean? -- Musical equivalent for figures of speech -- Repetition -- Analysis of Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony -- Transforming repetition into metaphor -- Varied repetitions -- Beethoven symphony no. 6 in F major. I. Allegro ma non troppo -- II. Andante molto mosso -- III. Allegro, IV. Allegro, V. Allegretto -- Conclusion
  • Lecture 4. The delights and dangers of ambiguity (142 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Defining ambiguity -- Beethoven and the increase of ambiguity -- Ambiguity and the Romantic revolution -- Chromaticism -- Chromatic ambiguity -- Berlioz: Romeo alone: festivities in Capulet's palace from Romeo and Juliet -- Berlioz and Wagner -- The growth of tonal language -- Wagner: prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde -- The brink of radical change -- Toward total ambiguity -- Debussy: prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune -- Conclusion
  • Lecture 5. The twentieth century crisis (133 min.) : Beginning/introduction -- Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole, Mvt. 4 (Feria) -- The crisis in musical semantics -- The renunciation of tonality -- Ives' The unanswered question -- The dilemma of the new century -- The twelve tone method -- Atonality and tonality -- Is music ultimately tonal? -- Negative and positive ambiguity -- Berg: Violin concerto -- excerpt -- Mahler's prophetic visions -- Mahler's farewell -- Mahler: Symphony no. 9 in D major, mvt. 4
  • Lecture 6. The poetry of Earth (177 min.) : Beginning/ introduction -- Art and artificiality -- Objectivity and expression -- New tonal dissonances -- Stravinsky's asymmetrical structures -- Old and new vernaculars -- Stravinsky's neoclassicism -- Neoclassicism in poetry -- Abstract semantics -- The sense of the absurd -- Analysis of Oedipus Rex -- Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex -- Conclusion
Control code
49817552
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (793 min.)
Isbn
9780769715704
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin College: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
Other control number
032031157095
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical support
rdacc
Publisher number
  • D1570 (D1451, D1453, D1455)
  • D1570-1--D1570-6
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)49817552
System details
  • DVD video; Dolby digital sound, orchestral performances in stereo ; full screen (4:3) ; NTSC ; region 1
  • DVD-9; NTSC; all regions; soundtrack in PCM stereo 2.1; aspect ratio 4:3
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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