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NVC Arts (Firm)

Works: 467 works in 1,079 publications in 4 languages and 22,914 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Educational films  Internet videos  Filmed performances  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Televised performances  History  Documentary films  Biography 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by NVC Arts (Firm)
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Italian and held by 488 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
The Birth and life of opera( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera is unique among musical forms in that it developed over a relatively short period of time, unlike the concerto or symphony. 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 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
Speak of Me As I Am : the Story of Paul Robeson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, narrated by actress Pam Grier and featuring Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, interviews with academic experts plus contemporaries such as Studs Terkel, Martin Duberman, Pete Seeger, Lloyd Brown, Glyn Roberts, Mark Naison, John Lewis, and Oscar Brown, Jr., bring to life a complex man whose political views overshadowed his achievements in the eyes of many Americans. The program presents Paul Robeson-star athlete, world-renowned singer and actor, enemy of segregation, and Communist sympathizer-through the eyes of those who knew him
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 380 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
Notation : thin red line( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early musical notation was much like a road map that lacked names or places. The use of neumes gave the basic shape of the tune and a primitive notion of rhythm, but could not tell the performer what note to start on. This program shows how all of that changed around the year 1030, when the choirmaster Guido of Arezzo came up with the simple device of a thin red line: a dot directly on it would always represent the note "F"; a dot above it, G; a dot below it, E; and so on. This system of Western musical notation paved the way for harmony-and composers
American Ballet Theatre at the Met by Brian Large( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 375 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
Equal temperament( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 373 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
The Piano : king of instruments( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other instrument has been as important to the history of Western music as the piano. Since its invention in Florence three hundred years ago, the piano has become many things to many people-a bridge between the worlds of classical and popular music and the ultimate composer's companion. This program traces the ancestry of the instrument and the history of those composers who championed its use. From the concert hall to nightclubs and living rooms, the piano has become the instrument of choice throughout the Western world
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and German and held by 348 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
The art of violin : a film( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 344 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 342 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
Lulu by Alban Berg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a pair of once banned plays by the fin de sic̈le satirist Frank Wedekind, Alban Berg's operatic swan song charts the rise and fall of a femme fatale, a serial seductress, from life as a society hostess to prostitution and eventual death at the hands of Jack the Ripper. With its intensely beautiful score, Lulu is acknowledged as a twentieth century masterpiece
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An effervescent comedic opera which includes Viennese dance music and an escapist plot
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Italian and held by 320 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
Jack Kerouac by Dave Stewart( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kerouac, cult writer of the Beat generation, remains an American icon. This documentary focuses on the 63 days he spent as a fire warden in Washington State where he used the time to gather material for his second book. Examining the time through photos and the commentary of those who knew him, the program illuminates Kerouac's literary style, while detailing his later downward spiral into alcoholism
The art of singing : golden voices of the century by Donald Sturrock( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 301 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
Don Quixote : (Kitri's wedding) : a ballet in three acts by L Minkus( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 299 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
Recorded sound : dream becomes a reality( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries people dreamed of being able to record and play back sound. In 1877 Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and the whole course of music was forever changed. From the jukeboxes of the 1880s to contemporary composers blending live and recorded music, this program examines the effects, both positive and negative, that resulted from the birth of the phonograph and the subsequent development of electronic and computerized music-making devices
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 288 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
The art of the piano = L'art du piano = El arte del piano = Āto ofu piano( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 275 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, Gyorgy Sandor & Tamas Vasary
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The art of singing : golden voices of the century
The art of singing : golden voices of the century
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National Video Corporation. NVC Arts.

English (109)

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German (13)

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