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Bernstein presents the history of western music

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Sequimite, Aug 21, 2012.


  1. I just had the pleasure of viewing this 1957 TV show and hope others will enjoy and learn from it.

    "Bernstein uses easily visualized analogies to baseball and numerous more or less familiar symphonic passages to explain basic music theory¬ótonality, harmonics, chord structure, scale patterns, melody, dissonance. "

    http://www.openculture.com/2012/08/leonard_bernstein_explains_modern_music.html
     
  2. vishalicious

    vishalicious

    Mar 31, 2011
    Yonkers, NY
    Thanks for this. I watched it and the one on jazz tonight. Bernstein is a really great narrator and presenter. Apparently, these are from a series called Omnibus that he did some episodes for. They were collected onto a DVD set. The episodes cover the following:

    Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (November 14, 1954, 33 minutes)
    The World of Jazz (October 16 1955, 45 minutes)
    The Art of Conducting (December 4, 1955, 48 minutes)
    The American Musical Comedy (October 7, 1956, 76 minutes)
    Introduction to Modern Music (January 13 1957, 49 minutes)
    The Music of J.S. Bach (March 31, 1957, 64 minutes)
    What Makes Opera Grand? (March 23, 1958, 76 minutes)
    Handel: Messiah (December 25, 1955, 58 minutes)

    The only one I can't find on Youtube is the Handel one.
     
  3. BeJay

    BeJay

    Nov 19, 2011
    Katy, TX
    THANK YOU:hyper:
     

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