Great performances, 1989-12-29, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Miami's New World SymphonyAdditional title: Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Miami's New World SymphonyAdditional title: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
NamesThomas, Michael Tilson, 1944- (Commentator)Thomas, Michael Tilson, 1944- (Conductor)Bell, Joshua, 1967- (Performer)Bell, Joshua, 1967- (Commentator)New World Symphony (Performer)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Margaret Carson audio-visual materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1989-12-29
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LVH 2705
TopicsNew World Symphony -- HistoryOvertures -- ExcerptsConcertos (Violin) -- ExcerptsOrchestra -- History -- 20th centuryMiami (Fla.)Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Romeo et Juliette (Fantasy-overture). SelectionsMendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Concertos, violin, orchestra, op. 64, E minor. AndanteJanáček, Leoš, 1854-1928. Sinfonietta. Andante con moto (5th movement)Documentary television programs
NotesContent: Title from the opening sceen; date and title variant from the label on the original container.Venue: Broadcast on WNET TV in New York 1989 December 29.Acquisition: Gift; Margaret Carson, 1992.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionStarting with an excerpt from Romeo et Juliette Fantasy-overture, a documentary on the newly formed orchestra of young musicians, Miami's New World Symphony, a full-time orchestral academy preparing musicians for careers in symphony orchestras, directed and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas who along with the students/performers and various persons involved with the orchestra comment on the structure of the establishment and everyday life and work of the young musicians. The orchestra is depicted in training, rehearsals and performances. Thomas is portrayed as the main force behind the success of this program who motivates and inspires the students with his enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism.Young violinist Joshua Bell provides commentary and performs Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor, andante. The program concludes with the performance of the Sinfonietta, 5th movement by Janáček.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 905625864NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20587515Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a409f130-4a9a-0133-7f38-60f81dd2b63c
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