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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster

DVDs at the Library: MUSIC

Browse all of our DVDs on the back wall of the library.


Astor Piazolla: In Portrait

"This DVD charts the events of his ... life through ... interviews with Piazzola himself, his family, friends and the great Argentinian musicians who performed with him. [Includes] rare ... archive sequences spanning 30 years of filmed performances by Piazzola's own groups ... contributions from other virtuoso performers drawn to his music ... [and] sequences from award-winning director Fernando Solanas' movies El exilo de Gardel and Sur, for which Piazzola wrote the music"--Container.

Tango maestro -- Tango nuevo (music only): Milonga del angel ; Tanguedia ; Mumuki ; Zero hour ; Adiós Nonino ; Sex-tet.

Duke Ellington: Live in '58

Presents the earliest-known filmed full-length concert by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, filmed at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw on November 2, 1958.

High Lonesome

Evolution of the bluegrass style under gospel and country music influences as typified by the career of mandolin artist Bill Monroe.

Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys ; The Stanley Bros ; Mac Wiseman ; Jimmy Martin ; Flatt & Scruggs ; The Osborne Bros ; Jim & Jesse ; The Seldom Scene ; Sam Bush ; Alison Krauss ; The Nashville Bluegrass Band ; various bluegrass performers ; narrator, Mac Wiseman.

In Search of Mozart

A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances.

The Art of Singing

Enrico Caruso (3:52) -- Giovanni Martinelli (3:41) -- Beniamino Gigli (2:24) -- Tito Schipa (3:16) -- Giuseppe de Luca (13:03) -- Luisa Tetrazzini (1:16) -- Conchita Supervia (2:52) -- Rosa Ponselle (6:02) -- Richard Tauber (3:26) -- Fyodor Chaliapin (2:41) -- Kirsten Flagstad (3:15) -- Lawrence Tibbett (2:05) -- Risë Stevens (2:51) -- Lauritz Melchior (1:27) -- Ezio Pinza (3:17) -- Jussi Björling, Renata Tebaldi (14:08) -- Victoria de los Angeles (2:04) -- Joan Sutherland (2:32) -- Leontyne Price (5:41) -- Boris Christoff (14:28) -- Magda Olivero (4:53) -- Fritz Wunderlich (4:27) -- Jon Vickers (5:20) -- Franco Corelli (2:52) -- Giuseppe di Stefano (3:41) -- Maria Callas (10:40).

The Beatles: Videobiography

Profiles the Fab Four's music career and their recording process.

Ella Fitzgerald: Live In '57 & '63

Features Ella Fitzgerald in two distinct performances. The first is the earliest known complete concert of Ella to be captured on film.

Belgium 1957: Angel eyes / Earl Brent, Matt Dennis -- Lullaby of Birdland / George Shearing, George David Weiss -- Love for sale / Cole Porter -- Tenderly / Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence -- April in Paris / Vernon Duke, E.Y. Harburg -- Just one of those things -- Roll 'em Pete / Peter Johnson -- I can't give you anything but love / Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh -- It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) / Duke Ellington, Irving Mills -- Sweden 1963: No moon at all / Redd Evans, Dave Mann -- Just one of those things / Cole Porter -- Runnin' wild / Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey, and Leo Wood -- Georgia on my mind / Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell -- Desafinado / Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca -- Hallelujah, I love her so / Ray Charles -- Mack the knife / Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, and Kurt Weill.

In Search of Beethoven

"He is one of the greatest musicians and composers in history. And yet his life-story is shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. So just what is the true story of Ludwig van Beethoven?"--Container.

The Art of the Piano

Explores the worlds of the piano's greatest exponents through performance footage taken from film and television archives; includes commentary by Piotr Anderszewski, Daniel Barenboim, Schuyler Chapin, Cilin Davis, Gary Graffman, Evgeny Kissin, Zoltan Kocsis, Stephen Kovacevich, Paul Myers, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, György Sandor & Tamás Vásáry.

The Story of Gospel Music: The Power in the Voice

Looks at the origins of gospel music. Includes vintage recordings and modern performances.

Performers: Tramaine Hawkins, Robert and Lillie Mae Butler, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers, the ARC Choir, Cissy Houston, Rance Allen, Thomas A. Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson, the Fairfield Four, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Aretha Franklin, the Clara Ward Singers, Shirley Caesar, the Dixie Hummingbirds, James Cleveland, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, the Clark Sisters, John P. Kee, Danny Eason and Abundant Life.