Music makes a city

In the late 1940s, an orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky was about to go out of business. At that point, a new mayor stepped into office whose views about civic vitality were founded on the ideas of the Chinese sage Confucius. His vision of prosperity was focused on making the arts available to every...

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Other Authors: Oldham, Will.
Hiler, Jerome.

Brown, Owsley.

Holland, Gill, 1964-

Burke, Robin.
Format: Movie DVD
Published:[Louisville, Ky.] : Owsley Brown, c2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • Disc 1. The flood
  • Founding the orchestra
  • Whitney is hired
  • First rehearsal
  • Early years
  • Charles Farnsley
  • New ideas, new music
  • Malpiero: Piano concerto
  • Martha Graham: Judith
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Voice of America
  • Rockefeller grants
  • Carter: Variations
  • William Mootz, music critic
  • Dedicated players
  • Farnsley's success
  • HUAC
  • Triumph of St. Joan
  • Chou: Fallen petals
  • Louisville resistance
  • Nadia Boulanger
  • Music wars; Farbenspiel
  • Foss: A parable of death
  • Childrens concerts
  • Soviet visitors
  • Focus on recordings
  • Farnsley retires
  • Whitney retires
  • Shapero: Credo
  • Credits. Disc 2. Special features: bonus interviews. Composers: Elliott Carter ; Gunther Schuller ; Harold Shapero ; Joan Tower ; Chou Wen-Chung ; Norman Dello Joio ; Ned Rorem. Orchestra: Jorge Mester ; Ruth Scott French ; Sidney Harth ; Lee Luvisi ; Marilyn Willoughby ; Dr. Stephen Plank. Community: Dr. J. Blaine Hudson ; Janet Eilber ; Dann Byck, Jr. ; Douglass Farnsley ; Curtis Dewees ; William Mootz
  • Trailer.