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Introduction: The Road to Paris (08:24)


This program will examine how working in France influenced George Gershwin, Ernest Bloch, and Manuel de Falla. Leonard Bernstein explains how Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel inspired Parisian music at the turn of the 20th century. An orchestra can create a bitonal sound by playing two different chords at once.

"An American in Paris" (11:47)

Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in the Gershwin composition.

"Schelomo": Introduction (05:31)

Bloch's greatest compositions are ones derived from his Jewish roots. The composer incorporates aspects of French Impressionism with Oriental musical phrases. Zara Nelsova will play the solo.

"Schelomo": Performance (16:09)

Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in "Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello." Zara Nelsova performs the solo.

"The Three Cornered Hat": Introduction (02:49)

Spanish music is sharp and clean; de Falla incorporates aspects of French Impressionism. "The Miller's Dance" is a farruca while "The Final Dance" is a jota.

"The Three Cornered Hat": Performance (07:37)

Excerpts include "The Miller's Dance" and "The Final Dance." Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in de Falla's compositions.

Credits: The Road to Paris (01:11)

Credits: The Road to Paris

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The Road to Paris

Part of the Series : Young People's Concerts
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Bernstein discusses three composers: George Gershwin, Ernest Bloch, and Manuel de Falla, who all went to live and work in Paris around 1900. He disucsses the influence Paris had on these composers' creations. Performances include An American in Paris by Gershwin, Bloch's Schelomo: Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, and finally, de Falla's The Three Cornered Hat: The Millers Dance, and The Final Dance.

Length: 55 minutes

Item#: BVL192742

Copyright date: ©1962

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