The Resource Leopold Stokowski conducts Beethoven's 5th Symphony ; : Paul Paray conducts Fauré, Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC

Leopold Stokowski conducts Beethoven's 5th Symphony ; : Paul Paray conducts Fauré, Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC

Label
Leopold Stokowski conducts Beethoven's 5th Symphony ; : Paul Paray conducts Fauré
Title
Leopold Stokowski conducts Beethoven's 5th Symphony ;
Title remainder
Paul Paray conducts Fauré
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC
Title variation
Paul Paray conducts Fauré
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Subject
Summary
Leopold Stokowski in Beethoven, Paul Paray in Fauré: an excellent cast. They are almost the same age, they have lived to a very old age, they are both conductors. But Leopold Stokowski, born in 1882, and Paul Paray, born in 1886, have nothing else in common. Stokowski, half Polish half Irish and of English extraction, left at the age of twenty to conquer the New World. In his career as a spectacular orchestra conductor, he crosses paths with two Hollywood characters, first Mickey Mouse whose hand he shakes in Walt Disney's Fantasia, then Greta Garbo who responds to him with a different line. A charismatic and temperamental conductor who for a quarter of a century directed the Philadelphia Orchestra which he turned into one of the best orchestras in the world, fashioning with his bare hands a spectacular sound. Without any doubts or compunction, he transcribes liberally, respecting the text of the scores when it suits him while offering the American continent some two thousand premières. An adventurer who at ninety-five signs a contract to celebrate the gala evening for his own centenary. But in 1977, death catches up with the magician from Philadelphia. In the autumn of his life, Stokowski comes back to his native England. Thus in 1969, at the age of eighty-seven, he directs the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a rendition of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony that is almost classical as well as intense and thundering. It truly is "fate knocking at the door," as Beethoven wanted it when he imagined the four famous notes that open the masterpiece. Paul Paray, is a typical Frenchman born in Tréport and who died in Monte Carlo. Although part of his career as a conductor was in the United States, he never wanted to settle there: his inner geography was confined to France and the music he defended was French. Firstly his own, because Paul Paray, who studied Gregorian music and polyphony at the Maîtrise Saint Evode at Rouen Cathedral, composed his first Magnificat at the age of fourteen. Awarded the Rome Prize in 1911, he resided at the Villa Medicis. Honest and scrupulous, he refused to conduct in Paris during the Second World War and above all, he refused to disclose the names of Jewish musicians. He prefered to leave the capital for Monaco where he tried to help musicians experiencing problems. Monaco, the place where he died at the age of ninety-three. At the age of eighty-five, in 1971, Paul Paray conducts Fauré's Pelléas et Mélisande at the salle Pleyel, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the ORTF. The Faurean rustling seems to have been written for the French conductor, who sketches the variegations suffusing them with a mysterious poetry. This is high art
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
  • 1969
  • 1971
Other event information
  • recorded
  • recorded
PerformerNote
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski, conductor ; Philharmonic Orchestra of the ORTF, Paul Paray, conductor
Place of event
  • Fairfield Hall, Croydon, London
  • Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1882-1977
  • 1886-1979
  • 1770-1827
  • 1845-1924
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Truffault, Philippe
  • Stokowski, Leopold
  • Paray, Paul
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Fauré, Gabriel
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Orchestre national de l'O.R.T.F
  • Idéale Audience International
  • IMG Artists (Firm)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Symphonies
  • Suites (Orchestra)
  • Orchestral music
Technique
live action
Label
Leopold Stokowski conducts Beethoven's 5th Symphony ; : Paul Paray conducts Fauré, Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/leopold-stokowski-beethoven-symphony-no5-paul-paray-faure
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67 / Ludwig van Beethoven -- Pelléas et Mélisande : suite for orchestra, op. 80 / Gabriel Fauré
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (54 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
29
System control number
  • ocn956370158
  • (OCoLC)956370158
Video recording format
other
Label
Leopold Stokowski conducts Beethoven's 5th Symphony ; : Paul Paray conducts Fauré, Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/leopold-stokowski-beethoven-symphony-no5-paul-paray-faure
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67 / Ludwig van Beethoven -- Pelléas et Mélisande : suite for orchestra, op. 80 / Gabriel Fauré
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (54 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
29
System control number
  • ocn956370158
  • (OCoLC)956370158
Video recording format
other

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