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ZOOM Guide to the Orchestra
Sold Out Retail Box includes bonus 3 CD Audio Bundle
(Win95/Win98/Win3.1) (Retail) (GUIDEORBPR)
 

Attica Knowledge Series / Cambrix Publishing

Reference/Music

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 and 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 public performance.

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 a conductor.

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 Orchestra" game.

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

Romantic

  • 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...

Classical

  • 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...

Baroque

  • 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...

Requirements:

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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