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Streaming video
Author Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, composer

Title Concert magic. St. Matthew Passion. Lord have mercy on me / by Johann Sebastian Bach
Published Berlin, Berlin State : EuroArts, 2005


Description 1 online resource (15 min.)
Summary The great master violinist Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999) joined a group of friends at the Charlie Chaplin Studios in 1947 to record the legendary Hollywood music film, "Concert Magic". This video releases the film for the first time for home viewing. When it was premiered at the Stage door Cinema in San Francisco, it was the first ever concert filmed for movie audiences. Yehudi Menuhin was 32 years old and had already climbed to enormous heights of critical success and popularity. He and the other musician played classical and romantic works for the recording. The one hour long bonus track features "The Story behind Concert Magic". In 1997, 50 years after the creation of the film, Yehudi Menuhin and Humphrey Burton (director of a number of Leonard Bernstein concerts and an expert biographer of Menuhin) viewed the film in front of the cameras. Menuhin recalled the making of the film in an interview and added many interesting details with regards to music, filming, artists and the idea behind it all
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed August 24, 2017)
Written in 1746
"The first motion picture concert"--Remainder of series title
Credits Produced by Paul Gordon and George Moskov ; directed by Paul Gordon
Performer Eula Beal, contralto ; Yehudi Menuhin, violin ; Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood ; Anton Dorati, conductor
Event Recorded Charlie Chaplin Studios 1947
Notes Sung in English
In Concert magic
Subject Songs (Low voice) with orchestra.
Oratorios -- Excerpts
Oratorios -- Excerpts.
Songs (Low voice) with orchestra.
Genre/Form excerpts.
Filmed performances.
Filmed performances.
Spectacles filmés.
Form Streaming video
Author Beal, Eula, 1919-2008, performer
Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999, performer
Gordon, Paul, director, producer
Moskov, George, producer
Dorati, Antal, conductor
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, performer
Other Titles Matthäuspassion. Erbarme dich, erbarme dich, mein Gott
'Lord, have mercy on me' (Erbarme dich, mein Gott) from Matthäuspassion