Tanglewood Music School and Music Festival

United States, 1949

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A record of the pioneering work being done by Serge Koussevitsky in establishing the music festival and summer school held each year at Berkshire, USA. With the assistance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, such composers as Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland help and stimulate young students of composition in their work. The film concludes with a premier performance of “The Last words of David” by Randall Thompson.


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MPO Productions

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United States
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Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - Study and teaching


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Arts - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music - Instruction and study

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Music & Performing Arts → Classical music

Music & Performing Arts → Composers

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Instruction and study

Music & Performing Arts → Music appreciation

Music & Performing Arts → Music festivals

Music & Performing Arts → Orchestral music


Performance → Music - Performance

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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