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El Sistema at Salzburg Festival - Works by Mahler, Bernstein, Gershwin, Ginastera, Piazzolla, Mozart Rutter, Latin American folk songs / Simon Rattle [Blu-Ray]

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El Sistema is the international famous phenomenon from Venezuela and the invitation of the National Childrens Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the White Hands Choir to the Salzburg Festival 2013 show their musical and educational quality. Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle who said about El Sistema: "When I first conducted the Infantil Orchestra in Caracas, I could not believe that children as young as nine and never older than 14 could not only play all the notes, but also could make such wonderful music. It is exhilarating and life-enhancing. This is, quite simply, the future of music. Those of you lucky enough to hear the concerts will see why", this concert shows the joy and the musical quality of the orchestra, which thrilled the audience! The 2nd part of the Salzburg Festival programme is the White Hands Choir concert with an exciting documentary. This concert documents the choir's first tour abroad following the invitation of the Salzburg Festival. The program features Latin-America folk songs and Piazzolla arrangements as well as choral works by Mozart and Hassler. Children with physical and mental handicaps, children with hearing difficulties and even deaf-mute children are united in one chorus. Their singing is transformed into an expressive choreography of flowing hand movements, their hands clad in white gloves.

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Run Time: 146 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1


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