Segments in this Video

"The Ahah Moment" (07:56)


Larry Lipkis attempts to put the classical music he teaches into a cultural context. Students describe how people who lived hundreds of years ago have the same feelings as young people today. Secular period music is full of life, demonstrates passion, and is still entertaining. (Credits)

"Feeling Free When I'm Playing" (08:21)

Jenny Lin loves the city's nonstop inspirational noise and speaking with artists of different genres. Analyzing two or three different versions of the same composition improves her technique. A project on "Prelude to the Fugues" by Dmitri Shostakovich takes the artist a couple of years to prepare. (Credits)

"Music is My Second Language" (04:48)

Sharon Nelson enjoys performing medieval music because it is easy to memorize and fun to perform with friends; songs never are played the same way twice. The best way to connect with others is through music because it is so passionate. (Credits)

"We Want People Dancing in the Aisles" (07:07)

Renee Anne Louprette learns the organ after playing the piano in university. A student has a natural affinity for the musical instrument if they sing while playing it. James Kennerly invites Louprette to perform at St. Mary the Virgin in New York City. (Credits)

"The Piffaro Sound" (11:23)

Bob Wiemken and Joan Kimball perform with forgotten musical instruments from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The Piffaro sound is created by musicians singing through double reed instruments. The couple introduces dulcians, racketts, recorders, and sackbuts. (Credits)

"El Mundo" (17:54)

Richard Savino tries to incorporate musicians and compositions from different genders, ethnic diversities, and parts of the world; music from Latin America, Spain, and Italy have a direct connection to people through rhythm, harmony, and melody. During the 20th Century, a schism is created between the composer and the performer. At a concert, a soprano sings Rafael Castellanos' "Oigan Hakara." (Credits)

"The Sounds of Today" (11:06)

Elliott Sharp plays in folk, psychedelic, and improvisational groups. Gyorgy Ligeti and John Cage demonstrate that string quartets are very primal and capable of manifesting a huge spectrum of sound. In the "Seize Seas Seeth Seen" score, Sharp distorts and filters the musical notes, allowing the players to interpret it for themselves. (Credits)

"More than Music" (01:59)

Savino speaks about arts education in school systems. Music develops cognitive skills, discipline, and provides social maturation. Children dance and sing at an early age. (Credits)

Credits: Music Is My Passion: Part One (00:49)

Credits: Music Is My Passion: Part One

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Music Is My Passion: Part One

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This collection includes seven enriching, short documentary films created to support teachers, encourage parents, and promote community engagement in music education. Introducing music from the Renaissance through the 21st century, this invaluable series features rarely heard music from a broad range of performers, music styles, and ideas. The seven segments include an inspiring teacher performing with his students; an internationally known pianist’s journey to the concert stage; friends playing together on early instruments; singers rehearsing for a concert with the orchestra; a youth opera creating 21st century music; a rediscovery of instruments and music from the Renaissance; and a progressive, new work of art.

Length: 73 minutes

Item#: BVL162955

ISBN: 978-1-64481-179-5

Copyright date: ©2017

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