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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Home Use) [DVD] [1990] [NTSC]

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In "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," producer and director Robin Lehman focuses on the unique qualities of each instrument and the individuals behind it, from the instrument-maker who created it to the musician who skillfully channels its sound. Narration by conductor Andrew Davis and interviews with acclaimed musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma provide insight and flavor to describe the instruments and their role in the sound of each orchestra. The in-depth approach not only reflects Lehman's award-winning filmmaking, but also his 10 years of study in Paris with Nadia Boulanger on musical composition. Lehman and Davis conclude The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra with a rendition of Benjamin Britten's monumental work of the same title, exemplifying the beauty and magnificent nature of the orchestra in its finest and most glorious moment - performing in concert.(For Home Use Only)This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good video for beggining musicians and composers. 12 Aug 2009
By Shaun Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
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This film is good for hearing and seeing the instruments piece by piece and all at once. I am studying composition and this is helping me hear the quality of each instrument and how they work in the orchestra. Also good music. some parts are cheesy but overall it is a good educational film on each part of the orchestra.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie 10 Dec 2010
By S. Dansey - Published on Amazon.com
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This production is an "oldy but a goody"! I still like it because it doesn't use electronic music or animation like in new productions. Little children still prefer to see human faces. I just gave it to a one year old boy and he loves it and had no prior music exposure.
It is a great piece of music, too.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the young persons guide to the orchestra 4 Feb 2010
By Pam P. Andrews - Published on Amazon.com
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informative, entertaining, to the point. my 3 and 4 year old grandsons hung on every word and wanted to watch it again!! great gift idea!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners 11 Aug 2011
By david JOCELYN - Published on Amazon.com
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The DVD has obviously been transcribed from video tape or even cine film and the video quality is poor. Having said that the message given by the content of the DVD is excellent for people who love quality classical music but do not have a deep understanding of the way it is produced in the concert hall. The more people can understand about the physical aspect of music production, the more they will get out of listening to the fine DVDs and recordings as well as the actual concert hall productions that are so easily available nowadays. I show this film and similar fundamental educational DVDs (such as the Bernstein Lectures at Young Peoples Concerts)to my Classical Music Appreciation Course that I run for the University of the Third Age and it enhances their enjoyment of the music. David Jocelyn
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Young persons guide to orchestra 12 Oct 2011
By G. Van Zyl - Published on Amazon.com
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It is exactly whait I expected and enjoyed by every one - especialy the kids
At it's price it is a bargain for the young folks
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