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The making of a performance (2004)
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Music DVD 387
The making of a performance
Alternate titles:
Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony
Originally produced:
The documentary is hosted by the San Francisco Symphony's music director Michael Tilson Thomas, who discusses the drama, pathos, elation, and despair embodied in Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony; the documentary features interviews with musicians as it takes the viewer behind the scenes to experience the preparation that goes into a performance of the piece. Also includes a live performance of the complete Tchaikovsky 4th by the San Francisco Symphony, with Thomas conducting.
a production of the San Francisco Symphony.
San Francisco, Calif. : San Francisco Symphony, c2004.
Documentary in English, with optional Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish subtitles.
1 DVD : sound, color
Country of production:
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
SFS Media (Firm)
Independent Communications Associates
KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Kennard, David
Saffa, Joan
Halvorson, Gary
Host/presenter: Michael Tilson Thomas. San Francisco Symphony ; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor.
The documentary produced and directed by David Kennard, Joan Saffa; edited by Blair Gershkow; director of photography, Michael Anderson; sound, Dan Gleich; executive producer, Janette Gitler. For the performance for television: director, Gary Halvorsen; producer, Michael Bronson; audio director, Jack Vad; lighting, Greg Brunton, Owen Younger; editor, Gary Bradley; video, William Steinberg, Skip Long;
InCA Productions; SFS Media (documentary). SFS Media in association with KQED Public Television, San Francisco (performance).
The documentary c2002. The symphony performance originally produced for the PBS television program Great Performances, copyrighted 2004; presented in widescreen format.
Bonus material includes a narrated slideshow about Tchaikovsky and the 4th symphony, a short film about the San Francisco Symphony, and a biography of Michael Tilson Thomas.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Symphonies. no. 4, op. 36, F minor.
Symphonies Analysis, appreciation.
Symphony orchestras United States.
Musical analysis.
Music appreciation.
Musicians United States Interviews.
Documentary films.
Television programs.
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Location: Ormandy Center
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Concerts
Genre: Documentary films
Genre: Television programs
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Title: Making of a performance
Director: Halvorson, Gary
Director: Kennard, David
Director: Saffa, Joan
Musical score composer: Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
Production studio: Independent Communications Associates
Production studio: KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Production studio: SFS Media (Firm)
Production studio: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Country of production: California
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: No