DVD 1 Piano & Poetry
DVD 1 (54 minutes)
Programme 1 - A mixture of classical and lighter piano music with details of the lives of some of the composers, interspersed with well-known, and original poetry performed by performance poet Ingrid Prosser. Includes the inaugural recording of Ragged Time by Colin Decio, four piano rags composed in deference to Scott Joplin.
music by: JS Bach (Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring), Haydn (1st mvt. of Sonata no.38), Beethoven (1st mvt. of Moonlight Sonata), Chopin (Grande Valse Brillante), Grieg (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), Sinding (Rustle of Spring), Joplin (The Entertainer), Decio (Ragged Time) and Gershwin (Summertime)
poems by: Wordsworth (Daffodils), Leigh Hunt (Abou Ben Adhem), WB Yeats (The Song of Wandering Aengus) and Ingrid Prosser (Winter Stars & Winter Peace).
The films were made in Wellington using state-of-the-art techniques regarding lighting and sound.