Prelude

United Kingdom, 1983

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “Orchestra Series”.
The Orchestra series describes the evolution of the modern symphony orchestra from its beginnings in the 17th century to the present. Part One traces the beginnings of the orchestra in the wood-wind bands used for open air music. It shows how the development of opera in the 16th century prepared the way for musical interludes of descriptive and dramatic power, and the program includes a passage from Monteverdi’s “Tancredi and Clorinda”.

Credits

producer

BBC-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35410

Subject categories

Music & Performing Arts → Operas

Music & Performing Arts → Orchestral music

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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