The Resource Humor in music ; What is a melody?, script by Leonard Bernstein ; produced and directed by Roger Englander ; executive producer, Harry Kraut, (videorecording)

Humor in music ; What is a melody?, script by Leonard Bernstein ; produced and directed by Roger Englander ; executive producer, Harry Kraut, (videorecording)

Label
Humor in music ; What is a melody?
Title
Humor in music ; What is a melody?
Statement of responsibility
script by Leonard Bernstein ; produced and directed by Roger Englander ; executive producer, Harry Kraut
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Part of a series of 10 videos (25 programs) on music for young people, presented by Leonard Bernstein
  • In "Humor in music" (60 min.), Bernstein asks: Can music be funny? Of course it can, and this program shows the many delightful ways this can be true. Includes excerpts from Symphony no. 88 (Haydn), Classical symphony (Prokofieff), Symphony no. 1 (Mahler), "Polka" from The Golden Age (Shostakovich), Music for the Theatre (Copland), Symphony no. 4 (Brahms), and others
  • In "What is a melody?" (53 min.), Bernstein describes a tune as a piece of music you can hum or sing. Symphonic music often starts not with a tune, but with several shorter fragments, which are then woven into melody. An orchestra may also play two different melodies at the same time, yielding a fascinating tapestry of sound known as counterpoint. Includes excerpts from Prelude to Tristan and Isolde (Wagner), Symphony no. 40 (Mozart), Concert Music for Strings and Bass (Hindemith), and Symphony no. 4 (Brahms)
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
HPL
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Recorded at Carnegie Hall (1st work) and at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center (2nd work)
Dewey number
781.17
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1918-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Englander, Roger
  • Leonard Bernstein Society
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Video Music Education, Inc
  • CBS Television Network
  • Sony Classical GmbH
Runtime
113
Series statement
Young people's concerts / Leonard Bernstein ; with the New York Philharmonic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music appreciation
  • Wit and humor, Musical
  • Melody
  • Orchestral music
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Humor in music ; What is a melody?, script by Leonard Bernstein ; produced and directed by Roger Englander ; executive producer, Harry Kraut, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A CBS Television Network production."
  • "A presentation of the Leonard Bernstein Society, New York"--Container
  • Video version presented by Video Music Education, Inc
  • Listed in distributor's catalog as: Collector's ed
  • Originally broadcast on television on February 28, 1959, and December 21, 1962
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm29457806
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
2 programs on 1 videocassette (113 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS format. Dolby hi-fi, mono
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Humor in music ; What is a melody?, script by Leonard Bernstein ; produced and directed by Roger Englander ; executive producer, Harry Kraut, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "A CBS Television Network production."
  • "A presentation of the Leonard Bernstein Society, New York"--Container
  • Video version presented by Video Music Education, Inc
  • Listed in distributor's catalog as: Collector's ed
  • Originally broadcast on television on February 28, 1959, and December 21, 1962
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm29457806
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
2 programs on 1 videocassette (113 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS format. Dolby hi-fi, mono
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
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