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Title Kent Nagano : rhythm and dance / Bob Coles, director ; EuroArts Music International.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : EuroArts Music International, [2000]
©2000

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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr., 7 min.)) : sound, color.
Playing Time 020700
Description digital
video file
Performer Berlin Philharmonic ; Kent Nagano, conductor ; with : Mari and Momo Kodama, pianos (2nd work) ; Eitetsu Hayashi, Japanese drums (4th, 5th works) ; Susan Graham, soprano (8th work).
Event Recorded 2000 Berlin Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany.
Summary The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's annual summer concert at the Waldbühne in Berlin is legendary. The Millenium concert, recorded live on 25 June 2000, gathered more than 22.000 people in one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres in Europe for one of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. Kent Nagano named his programme of popular and rather unusual music from the 20th century "Rhythm and Dance." It turned out to be an inspiring combination of classical pieces, show tunes, pops, and Far Eastern music, all brought together in a tasty musical stew and rightly labelled as one of the most exciting programmes ever performed at the Waldbühne. It featured Gershwin classics with an outstanding performance by the American mezzo soprano Susan Graham, music by Ravel and the soundtrack to the successful Chinese film Farewell My Concubine. Nagano injected the performance with so much sensuality and pulsing life that the audience rose to beat time with their feet and to gave him standing ovations.
Contents Candide. Overture / Leonard Bernstein -- He got rhythm : Hommage á George Gershwin / Jean Pascal Beintus (Mari and Momo Kodama, pianos) -- La valse / Maurice Ravel -- Hi-ten-yu / Isao Matsushida (Eitetsu Hayashi, Japanese drums -- Utage / Eitetsu Hayashi (Hayashi, Japanese drums) -- My favourite concubine (i.e. Farewell my concubine). Suite for orchestra / Zhao Jiping (various soloists) -- Daphnis et Chloé. Suite no. 2 / Maurice Ravel -- Fascinating rhythm ; The man I love; Nice work if you can get it ; Someone to watch over me ; Summertime ; I got rhythm / George Gershwin (Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano) -- On the town ; The great love ; Lonely town ; Times Square / Leonard Bernstein -- I got rhythm / George Gershwin -- Berliner Luft / Paul Lincke.
Subject Orchestral music.
Pianos (2) with orchestra.
Percussion with orchestra.
Suites (Orchestra)
Motion picture music -- Excerpts.
Ballets -- Excerpts.
Popular music -- 2001-2010.
Musicals -- Excerpts.
Genre/Form Internet videos.
Internet videos.
Added Author Coles, Bob (Television director), film director.
Nagano, Kent, 1951- conductor.
Kodama, Mari, 1967- instrumentalist.
Kodama, Momo, instrumentalist.
Hayashi, Eitetsu, 1952- instrumentalist.
Graham, Susan, 1960- singer.
Container of (work): Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Candide. Overture.
Container of (work): Beintus, Jean-Pascal, 1966- He got rhythm.
Container of (work): Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Valse.
Container of (work): Matsushita, Isao, 1951-2018. Hi-ten-yu.
Container of (work): Hayashi, Eitetsu, 1952- Utage.
Container of (work): Zhao, Jiping. Ba wang bie ji. Selections.
Container of (work): Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Daphnis et Chloé. Suite, no. 2.
Container of (work): Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Songs. Selections.
Container of (work): Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. On the town. Selections.
Container of (work): Lincke, Paul, 1866-1946. Berliner Luft. Berliner Luft.
Berliner Philharmoniker, instrumentalist.
EuroArts Music International GmbH, production company.
Added Title Rhythm and dance