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Title Landowska / produced by Attie Goldwater Pontius Productions ; produced by Barbara Attie ; directed by Barbara Attie and Diane Pontius ; co-produced by Jane Goldwater and Diane Pontius.
Imprint Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International, [2003]

Subject Landowska, Wanda.
Harpsichordists -- Interviews.
Harpsichord music.
Harpsichord music, Arranged.
Alt Name Landowska, Wanda.
Attie, Barbara.
Goldwater, Janet.
Pontius, Diane.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Concertos, harpsichord, string orchestra, BWV 1054, D major. Allegro; arranged.
Francisque, Antoine, approximately 1575-1605. Trésor d'Orphée. Branle simple; arranged.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Concertos, harpsichord, BWV 972, D major. Larghetto.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Italienisches Konzert. Nr. 1; arranged.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Goldberg-Variationen.
Video Artists International.
Attie Goldwater Pontius Productions.
Add Title Title on disc: Wanda Landowska, uncommon visionary
Title on container verso: Uncommon visionary
Titon on container: Landowska, uncommon visionary
Documentary on the life and art of Wanda Landowska
Description 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
System Details DVD format, stereo & mono.
Credits Peter Brownscombe, camera and sound ; Kathleen Soulliere, editor ; Leslie Valdes, music and story advisor ; Richard Troeger, music consultant.
Performer Wanda Landowska, harpsichord ; narration, Allison Green, Alan Pratt, Julian Rodescu.
Note Originally issued in 1997 as videocassette.
Branle simple originally composed for lute.
Special features: all known extant footage of Wanda Landowska playing the harpsichord, recorded in 1953 at Landowska's home in Lakeville, Conn.; performance of J.S. Bach's Goldberg variations, BWV 988 (audio only), recorded Nov. 1933 in Paris.
Contents Complete extant concert footage. Concerto for harpsichord no. 3 in D major, BWV 1054. 3rd mvt. (excerpt, solo harpsichord) / J.S. Bach (2:26) -- Branle simple / Antoine Francisque (:55) -- Concerto in D major. 2nd mvmt. / Antonio Vivaldi ; transcribed for solo harpsichord by J.S. Bach (BWV 972) (:58) -- Italian concerto : BWV 971. 1st mvt. (abridged) / J.S. Bach (1:59).
Summary Describes the life and times of harpsichordist Wanda Landowska and how she revived interest in the harpsichord as a concert instrument after a century of oblivion. Includes segments from her only filmed appearance (a 1953 television interview) which displays the virtuosity of her music-making as well as her public persona, a savvy mix of humility and self-awareness. Landowska reflects on her life as a woman and a musician, and discusses her love of music, of her audiences, and of life itself. The film resonates with Landowska's music - vintage recordings of Bach, Scarlatti, Couperin, and others. Landowska gives aggressive, dazzling performances of the music she adored, demonstrating why no one ever listened to a harpsichord in quite the same way after hearing her play.
Publisher # VAI DVD 4246 Video Artists International
4246 Video Artists International
OCLC # 54887545

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