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NVC Arts (Firm)

Overview
Works: 379 works in 897 publications in 4 languages and 22,683 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Operas  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: M1500.M84, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by NVC Arts (Firm)
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swan Lake is regarded as one of the greatest works in the art of ballet. The magic of Tchaikovsky's music, embodying the love of Prince Siegfried for the enchanted Swan Queen, has greatly contributed to making this the best-loved of all classical ballets ... Prince Siegfried celebrates his twenty-first birthday; his mother tells him it is time to marry, but he prefers to go hunting. Alone, by a lakeside, he sees a swan who turns to human form. She is an enchanted princess who can be saved only by ture love. He promises this, but is tricked by the wicked magician who disguises his own daughter as the swan-maiden"--Container
The art of the piano = L'art du piano = El arte del piano = Āto ofu piano by Donald Sturrock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A battle of the sexes, loaded with confusion, mixed identities, a boy dressed up as a girl, and hilarious dialogue with plenty of double entendre. The impending marriage of Figaro to Susanna is threatened by the scheming of Count Almaviva, who desires Susanna for himself, and Marcellina, who wants to marry Figaro herself. All problems are resolved with the help of Countess Almaviva, and the couple are able to marry
American Ballet Theatre at the Met( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This triple bill of ballets, with an additional glittering pas de deux, is a delightful introduction to the range and excitement of American Ballet Theatre's repertory. Recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, on June 11, 1984
The Birth and life of opera( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the birth of opera in Florence with the Camerata to the genius of Monteverdi and beyond, this program looks at how opera grew into both a form of entertainment and a a vehicle for delivering incisive social, political, and cultural messages. The operettas of Offenbach and of Gilbert and Sullivan are also considered, as is opera's maturation into a worldwide phenomenon
The art of violin : a film( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features archival performance footage and interviews, this film profiles the world of the violin in the 20th century and its most outstanding performers. ... some silent, and later resynchronised, film footage ..."--Container
The art of singing : golden voices of the century = L'art du chant : les plus belles voix du vingtième sic̀le = El arte del canto : grandes voces del siglo by Donald Sturrock( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many illustrious opera stars of the twentieth century are featured in sound and vision in rare footage, much of it previously unavailable
Speak of Me As I Am : the Story of Paul Robeson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program, narrated by Pam Grier, presents an overview of the life of Paul Robeson-- star athlete, world-renowned singer and actor, political activist and Communist sympathizer. Features interviews with academic experts and contemporaries such as Studs Terkel, Martin Duberman, Pete Seeger, and Oscar Brown, Jr
Lulu by Alban Berg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a pair of once-banned plays by the fin de siècle satirist Frank Wedekind, Alban Berg's operatic swansong charts the rise and fall of a serial seductress, from life as a society hostess to eventual death at the hands of Jack the Ripper
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in England, Peter Grimes is unable to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An effervescent comedic opera which includes Viennese dance music and an escapist plot
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in French and German and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves and how each affair was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival
Notation : thin red line( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of musical notation and composition from the musical notation copy work of the monks in the Scriptorium to the present day creation of musical compositions by computer
Equal temperament( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pythagoras believed that music originates in nature and that natural harmonies express very distinct mathematical relationships between their notes. From Pythagoras' first scales and the advent of harmony to the standardization of all instruments to equal temperament, this program traces the evolution of the system of tuning that revolutionized Western music. Few musical cultures have escaped its influence, and without it, much of the world's most beautiful music could not exist
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Italian and English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hamburg State Opera's production of Puccini's opera. The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. She is later arrested, charged with prostitution, and deported to Louisiana. Des Grieux accompanies her and during an escape attempt she dies in his arms
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Italian and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Baker stars in Peter Hall's acclaimed Glyndebourne Festival staging of Gluck's 18th century masterpiece. Janet Baker gives one of her finest portrayals as Orfeo, with Elisabeth Speiser as Euridice and Elizabeth Gale as Amore
Don Quixote : (Kitri's wedding) : a ballet in three acts by L Minkus( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in sunny Spain, Don Quixote has always been popular in icy Russia. Choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov after Petipa and Gorsky for American Ballet Theatre, it is again a pretext for marvelous dancing. The plot is simple: in Barcelona, young Kitri and her lover Basilio must outwit her father, who wants her to marry the rich Gamache. Kitri's incidental protector is Don Quixote, who sees the feminine ideal in all the women he meets. The path of the plotting lovers travels through a tavern, a gypsy camp, a windmill attack, a fake suicide, and finally a festive wedding. Baryshnikov both pays homage to and revitalizes one of the most popular and joyful ballets in the surviving Russian imperial ballet's repertory
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Bourne's re-imagining of the Swan Lake tale, with a chorus of male swans, tells the story of an unloved prince, a cold, heartless mother, an unsuitable girlfriend and a flock of menacing and mysterious swans, led by a haunting and sinister figure - the swan of the prince's dreams
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert - a gullible, naïve greengrocer lad who, much to his embarrassment, is made Village May King when it is realized there are no longer any girls with the necessary virtuous qualifications
The Catherine wheel by Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multilevel poetic fantasy utilizing dance, music, mime and theater. Includes an interview with Twyla Tharp about the production
 
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Languages
English (90)

Italian (20)

German (11)

French (5)

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The art of the piano = L'art du piano = El arte del piano = Āto ofu pianoThe art of singing : golden voices of the century = L'art du chant : les plus belles voix du vingtième sic̀le = El arte del canto : grandes voces del sigloLes contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of HoffmannAlbert Herring