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Stravinsky / Schoenberg: The Final Chorale [DVD]

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphonies of Wind Instruments
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Pieces (5) for Orchestra, Op. 16
Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Film 1: The Final Chorale tells the story of Igor Stravinsky's "Symphonies of Wind for Instruments", a piece he composed in 1920 in memory of Claude Debussy. Frank Scheffer tells this neo-classical musical adventure in a moving documentary, taking the structure and character of the composition as the basic form for the style and editing of the film. His narration includes interviews, archival material on Stravinsky and performances by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw. Film 2: Written in 1909, Five Orchestral Pieces is one of Arnold Schonberg's most famous compositions, representing the revolutionary step from tonal to atonal music. Conductor Michael Gielen rehearses and performs Schoenberg's op. 16 with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Each of the five movements is interspersed with interviews as Gielen, Carl Schorske and Charles Rosen who discuss various aspects of Schoenberg's life and works. Rosen also performs the last movement of Schoenberg's Three Piano Pieces, op. 11.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 104 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Dutch
Country of Origin: USA


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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphonies of Wind Instruments
  • Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Wind Ensemble
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Pieces (5) for Orchestra, Op. 16
  • Conductor: Michael Gielen
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909