Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village DVD

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center takes up residency in one of the country's most beautiful historic sites: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky. Performed for an audience in a converted tobacco barn, the concert celebrated American music with unparalleled intimacy and intensity. The result is both a gorgeous meditation on making music and a window into a unique, under-appreciated corridor of American history.

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  • Length: 90 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village

    Each year on Memorial Day Weekend, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center takes up residency in one of the country's most beautiful historic sites: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, where a vibrant Shaker community once flourished. Live From Lincoln Center went on the road with the ensemble for the first time in its 40-year history, taking its cameras, trucks and a 15-member crew into the heart of rural America. Performed for a riveted audience in a converted tobacco barn, the concert celebrated American music with unparalleled intimacy and intensity, climaxing with Aaron Copland's iconic "Appalachian Spring," which incorporates a traditional Shaker theme at the heart of the work. The result is both a gorgeous meditation on making music and a window into a unique, under-appreciated corridor of American history. Pulsing with the spirit of the Shakers, the film draws poignant parallels between the relationship between art and craftsmanship, the beauty and hardships of the frontier, and the quest for transcendence in American life.

    Featuring performances of Copland's Appalachian Spring , Gottschalk's The Union, Dvorák's Sonatina, Barber's Souvenirs, O'Connor's F.C.'s Jig, and selections from Foster's The Social Orchestra, plus an additional 52-minute bonus documentary, A Gift to be Simple.

    THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
    piano GILLES VONSATTEL, WU HAN
    violin KRISTIN LEE, ARNAUD SUSSMANN
    viola PAUL NEUBAUER
    cello DAVID FINCKEL
    bass DAXUN ZHANG
    flute TARA HELEN O'CONNOR
    clarinet DAVID SHIFRIN
    bassoon PETER KOLKAY

    THE ESCHER STRING QUARTET
    violin ADAM BARNETT-HART, AARON BOYD
    viola PIERRE LAPOINTE
    cello BROOK SPELTZ

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)