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Video Artists International

Overview
Works: 588 works in 951 publications in 2 languages and 16,883 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Nonfiction films  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Operas  Television adaptations  Filmed performances  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Publisher, Production personnel, Performer, Producer, Distributor
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Most widely held works about Video Artists International
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Most widely held works by Video Artists International
Amahl and the night visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three men on their way to see the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem
Three modern dance classics by Harvey Hart( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of the most famous works by the Mexican-American choreographer, Jose Limon. Moor's Pavane: Generally considered to be one of the great masterworks of modern dance, Limon distills the legend of Othello into a one-act drama. The Traitor: Against a music score of violence, passion and tenderness the tragedy of Judas is portrayed as if it were taking place in modern times. The Emperor Jones: Based upon the play by Eugene O'Neill wherein a fugitive from a chain gang sets himself up as the ruler of an island domain
Piano legends : hosted by Chick Corea( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A virtual who's who of immortal keyboard players, this program explores the work of twenty-three renowned jazz pianists covering every major period in the progressive development of jazz pianism
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in Italian and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma, a Druid priestess who has had two children by Pollione, a Roman proconsul, finds that he has transferred his affections to another young priestess, her friend Adalgisa. Norma tries to persuade him to renounce Adalgisa and return to her; when he refuses she confesses her own guilt publicly and is condemned to death. Pollione, moved by her action, asks to die with her
The Coltrane legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare footage from 1959-1964 of John Coltrane and his quartet and interviews with musicians who played with him: Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Cobb
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in Italian and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars Beverly Sills as Violetta, Verdi's most sympathetic tragic heroine. Her lover, Alfredo, is played by Henry Price
Daughter of the regiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about a little girl who was adopted by a whole regiment
Amahl and the night visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menotti's opera which relates how a crippled young shepherd comes to accompany the three kings on their way to pay hommage to the newborn Jesus
Anna Bolena : opera by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Italian and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry VIII plots to dispose of Anne so he can pursue Jane. His opportunity comes with the return of Anne's previous lover
Stravinsky by Fausto Vitaliano( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary is an informal portrait of the great modern composer Igor Stravinsky. Proudly American, though still very much an Old World figure with a long and alert memory for people and events in music, literature and art, Stravinsky is depicted here conducting the CBC Symphony Orchestra in a recording of his Symphony of Psalms
Tchaikowsky's The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Nureyev's adaptation of Petipa's ballet of the classic fairy tale
The medium by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Flora is terrified when she perceives a supernatural presence during one of her fraudulent séances
Norma( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma, a Druid priestess, has broken her vow of chastity with an enemy of her people, the Roman Proconsul, who has now turned to another lover. Norma must choose between taking vengeance against her lover or atoning for her sins
Gaité parisienne by Manuel Rosenthal( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ten years, Jessen followed the Ballet Russe around America filming Gaîté Parisienne, whenever Danilova, Franklin, and Danielian were dancing the principal roles. He edited this film from thirty-second "takes" filmed in various locations in many different theatres
In celebration of the piano : an all-star tribute to the Steinway( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 2, 1988, an extraordinary array of outstanding pianists gathered in Carnegie Hall to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the first Steinway, and the 500,000th piano manufactured by that company. Drawing on an enormous range of virtuoso piano music, the 27 pianists demonstrate the versatility and power of the instrument which has held the greatest fascination for composers, performers, and audiences alike. Hosted by Van Cliburn, this unique program reaches its climax with a dazzling performance of Schumann's "Carnaval," in which the 21 movements are divided between 19 pianists
Trumpet kings by Burrill Crohn( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents an overview of twentieth century jazz trumpeters. Shown are the stages in the development of the trumpet through the use of clips of some of the great performers of this century
Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television production of the musical in which Marietta, a runaway Italian countess encounters Captain Dick Warrington commander of a band of rangers
Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea, high priestess of the Golden Fleece, falls in love with Jason, and, stealing the prized article, flees with him to Corinth. Jason eventually betrays her, however, when he falls in love with the daughter of Creon. In a white heat of anger, Medea murders Creon, his daughter, and finally her two sons by Jason, then flees, leaving him to face a wifeless, childless future
The Consul : a musical drama by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins in the home of John Sorel, in an apartment in a large European city. John is a freedom fighter in a police state, and has fled across the frontier. His wife Magda, approaches the Consulate of a 'free' country for a visa for herself, her baby, and John's mother. As Magda pays endless visits to the Consulate, her quest for a visa is blocked by Kafkaesque bureaucratic obstacles. She becomes familiar with several other applicants, is visited by the secret police, and she learns that John is returning to the city for her
Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in Italian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donizetta's historical opera set in Elizabethan England is performed at Wolf Trap with Beverly Sills as the "Virgin Queen."
 
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English (61)

Italian (30)