Segments in this Video

"Russian Sailors' Dance" (03:57)


Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in an excerpt of the ballet by Reinhold Gliere.

Nationalist Vs. International Style (06:41)

National music reflects the character of a particular culture. Bernstein provides examples of Hungarian, Spanish, and international music.

History of Nationalistic Music (03:57)

Bernstein describes how most music composed prior to the 19th century was international in style; he compares work from several countries. Most music played in concerts today is nationalistic in nature.

American Composers (06:20)

Composers include Edward MacDowell, Henry Gilbert, and Ernest Schelling. Charles Ives' "Fourth of July" incorporates portions of "Reveille," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," and "Glory, Glory Hallelujah."

"Fourth of July" (05:44)

Bernstein and Seymour Lipkin conduct the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in the Ives composition.

Turning to an International Style (02:01)

George Gershwin incorporates jazz into his music, Aaron Copland combines cowboy and folk songs. Most composers turn to writing in an international style. Newer countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East may create a renaissance of national music.

"Suite No. 1" (10:54)

"The Three-Cornered Hat" ballet includes flamenco and fandangoe; it is unmistakably Spanish. Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in an excerpt of the Manuel de Falla composition.

"The Moldau" (11:59)

Bernstein describes how Bedrich Smetana expressed nationalistic pride in this tone poem. The New York Philharmonic performs the selection.

Credits; Farewell to Nationalism (00:44)

Credits; Farewell to Nationalism

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Berstein discusses the difference between national styles and international style, giving many examples of both. The orchestra performs pieces in national styles, including Glière's Russian Sailors' Dance, Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2, de Falla's Three Cornered Hat, Ives' The Fourth of July, and more. Examples of international style performed include Bach's Sonata in G Minor for Flute and Harpischord, and Vivaldi's Concerto in G Minor for Flute, Bassoon, Violin, and Bass.

Length: 54 minutes

Item#: BVL192735

Copyright date: ©1964

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