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THOMPSON, Virgil: The Plow The River That Broke The Plains


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Pare Lorentz's The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1937) are landmark American documentary films.\ Aesthetically, they break new ground in seamlessly marrying pictorial imagery, symphonic music, and poetic free verse, all realized with supreme artistry. Ideologically, they indelibly encapsulate the strivings of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 'New Deal'. Virgil Thomson's scores for both films are among the most famous ever composed for the movies. Aaron Copland praised the music for The Plow for its "frankness and openness of feeling", calling it "fresher, more simple, and more personal" than the Hollywood norm. He called the music for The River "a lesson in how to treat Americana". "
Facts
Item number 8559291
Barcode 636943929124
Release date 09/01/2007
Category
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Thomson, Virgil
Conductors Gil-Ordonez, Angel
Orchestras Post-Classical Ensemble
Producers Zakar, Steven K.
Disc: 1
The River
1 Prelude
2 Pastorale (Grass)
3 Cattle
4 The Homesteader
5 Warning
6 War and the Tractor
7 Speculation (Blues)
8 Drought
9 Wind and Dust
10 Devastation
11 Prelude
12 First Forest
13 A Big River
14 Cotton Pickers
15 Ruins
16 Logging
17 Coal
18 Floods
19 Requiem
20 Tenancy
21 Finale
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