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Music of Michael Colgrass, The

Copyright Date:
1981

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation

Artist:
Colgrass, Michael

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (28:45) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (28:45) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (28:45) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Scope:
Includes a 3/4" tape of the completed work and a Betacam SP preservation master and VHS copy made from this.

Documentary focusing on the experimental, Pulitzer Prize winning composer who utilizes theatrical elements in his work. Contains interview footage with the composer and narrated overview of his life and music. Includes performances of his music recorded for this program.

Colgrass compositions are performed for the piece, including an improvised, theatrical version of "Skyscrapers Are the Trees of the City" (1969)



Director:
Barzyk, Fred (Producer-Director)

Producers:
Barzyk, Fred (Producer-Director)
Olenick, Bernice "Bunny" (Coordinating Producer)
Tappan, Olivia (Associate Producer)

Coproducers:
New Television Workshop, WGBH
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Editor:
Nesson, Bob

Funders:
National Endowment for the Arts
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Meet the Composer (Incorporated)

Performers:
Englemann, J. Robertson (percussion)
Geringas, Marina (piano)
Golani-Erdesz, Rivka (viola)
Hartenberger, J. Russell (percussion)
Robbin, Catherine (soprano)
Stewart, Douglas (flute)
Verdery, Benjamin (guitar)
Colgrass, Michael (conductor)

Subjects:
Music
Composers


Genres:
Interviews
Music
Documentaries and factual Works





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