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Smeal, David

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Gagaku : the court music of Japan by William P Malm( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Imperial Court Orchestra of Tokyo illustrates the contrasting styles of gagaku through music, costume and court dances (Nasori, Genjoraku). This edited version includes only the music and dance performances and demonstrations
Music of Bunraku( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the exotic drama of Bunraku, the puppet theater of Japan, and is intended to enable the viewer to understand its music as well. The musical styles, notation and performers of Bunraku are introduced by Prof. William P. Malm of the University of Michigan, while the historic roots of Bunraku, as illustrated in antique paintings and prints, are explained by Prof. Sidney D. Brown of the University of Oklahoma. Artists from the National Bunraku Theater of Japan demonstrate the musical styles of Bunraku, and perform Ise ondo koi no netaba (The massacre of a geisha house in Ise)
Shinto festival music by William P Malm( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the music and theatricals of Shinto which remains fundamental to the Japanese lifestyle. The program explains the variety of musical traditions in Shinto and discusses the use of musical instruments. The program also introduces the rituals of Shinto and the tradition of Japanese mythology
Music of Noh drama( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists from the Noh troupe led by Kinzo Komparu demonstrate the styles and forms of Noh music. The program explains the variety of musical traditions in Noh, the use of musical instruments, and the relationship between music, drama, and dance. The program also surveys the historic tradition of Noh and explains the connections to Buddhism and Shinto
Nagauta : the heart of Kabuki music by William P Malm( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Naguata version of the piece Sue Hirogari by Kineya Rokuzaemon X. Performed on a no drama practice stage by students at the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo
And they sang a new song : twenty-four musical elders at Santiago de Compostela( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... employs art history and music history to discover the meaning of the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse carved in the late twelfth century Portico de la Gloria of the Pilgrimage Church at Santiago de Compostela. The video examines the musical instruments held by the 24 Elders while exploring their meaning within the complex iconography of the sculpted portals ..."
Music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The composer (played by Jeff Coussens) introduces his music and explains the variety of professional opportunities available to a musician in Venice during the early 18th century
Music of Thomas Morley (1557-1602)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the principal styles of Morley's music
Music of Vivaldi (1678-1741)( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi, played by actor Jeffrey Coussens, discusses his musical activities. A number of Vivaldi's compositions are also performed
Music of Noh drama filmed at the Takigi Onoh Festival in Nara Japan, May, 1996( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flamenco : art and soul( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bunraku by William P Malm( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This film introduces "Suicide journey to the Tenjin Woods", the final part of the play "Sonezaki shinju", one of the most famous plays ever written for the Bunraku puppet theatre. Sonezaki Shinju was written by Japan's greatest dramatic poet, Monzaemon Chikamatsu, and it was first performed in May, 1703. The story is based on an actual suicide that took place only one month before the play's first performance. In a sense, it is a kind of documentary as we might see on TV today following a major news event. The actual course of events and the characters involved were followed very closely in the play. Ohatsu is a courtesan of the lower class who is trapped in her position by debt. Tokubei is a shop assistant. They fall deeply in love, but it becomes clear that they can never marry. To repay her debts, Ohatsu must become the mistress of a rich samurai. Tokubei is forced to marry the niece of the owner of the shop where he works. They realise the only escape is suicide. In this way, they will at least be together in the next world
[The Japanese music series]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Des maîtres donnent un enseignement sur la musique japonaise avec exemples à l'appui dans des décors qui conviennent
 
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