||Guide to the
||Retail Box includes bonus 3 CD Audio
(Win95/Win98/Win3.1) (Retail) (GUIDEORBPR)
Attica Knowledge Series /
Explore a Vibrant World of Musical Brilliance,
Soul-Stirring Instruments and Thundering Crescendos!
Guide to the Orchestra gives people of all ages a delightful interactive
tour of a treasured and enduring form of music. You'll learn about the
evolution of the orchestra, its greatest composers, the purpose and positioning
of each instrument, the role of the conductor and more. The program's abundant
multimedia features will captivate while they educate. There's high-quality
recordings of compositions, video interviews, richly-detailed illustrations,
high-resolution photographs, a 17-minute film of an actual concert, and even an
orchestra game. This is one CD you'll demand an encore performance of - again
A Wealth of Music
Listen to complete recordings of music by legendary composers Henry Purcell
and Benjamin Britten. You'll also hear modern composer Judith Weir's exciting
interpretation of Purcell's Abdelazer. In fact, this CD provides its first
Hundreds of Photographs
An extensive library of specially-commissioned photographs includes images
of musicians, instruments and concerts.
Hosted by World Renowned Conductor Sir Simon Rattle
Britain's Sir Simon Rattle provides extensive video narration, giving you
fascinating details about the composers, music, instruments and his own role as
Can You Build an Orchestra?
Do you know where the Gong, the Timpani, and the Whip go? Learn the
positions of these and over twenty other instruments by playing the "Build an
Video Interviews with Musicians
Real orchestra musicians talk about the purpose of their instruments, and
give you an insider's view of orchestra life.
Includes a Full-Length Video Performance!
Sit back and enjoy the show as the acclaimed City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra performs Benjamin Britten's classic "The Young Person's Guide to the
Orchestra." You can even pause the concert at several key points and ask you
host to explain the action.
3 CD Audio Bundle
The Top 10 of Classical Music
- Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st mvt.
- Tchaikovsky: "1812" Overture
- Grieg: Solveig's Song, from Peer Bynt
- Massenet: Méditation, from Thais
- Schubert: Ave Maria
- J. Strauss II: Tales from the Vienna Woods
- R. Strauss: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Fanfare from 20001 - A Space Odyssey),
- and more...
- Mozart: Symphony No. 40, 1st mvt.
- Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
- Mozart: Rondo Alla Turca
- Beethoven: Für Elise
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 1st mvt.
- Beethoven: "Moonlight" Sonata Adagio sastenuto
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy" Choral
- Haydn: String Quartet in C, Emperor's Hymn
- Schubert: "Trout" Quintet, Theme and Variations
- and more...
- Bach: Overture No. 3, Air
- Bach: Brandenburg No. 3, 1st mvt.
- Bach: Overture No. 2, Minuet & Brandinerie
- Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
- Pachelbel: Canon
- Albinoni: Adagio
- Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 2
- Handel: Xerxes, Largo
- Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Autumn,
- and more...
80486SX-25 CPU, 4 MB RAM (8MB recommended), SVGA 640x480 display, 256
colors, 16 bit sound card, double speed CD-ROM drive, 4 MB hard disc space (12
MB recommended), MS DOS 5.0 or later, Microsoft CD-ROM extensions 2.2 or later,
compatible with Windows 3.1 and Windows 95.
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