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Title A surprise in Texas [videorecording] : the thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano competition / produced by Peter Rosen Productions, Inc for the Van Cliburn Foundation ; produced and directed by Peter Rosen ; performances directed by Karen McLaughlin.
Published [Berlin] : Euro Arts Music International, c2010.
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 Media - Instructional DVDs  13469    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (11 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Credits Writer, Sara Lukinson ; camera, Peter Rosen, Ginny Martin, Joel Shapiro ; editors, Peter Rosen, Bob Jorissen, Brian Williams ; co-producer, Molly McBride ; music director, Karen McLaughlin ; audio director Tom Lazarus.
Note Special features include: performances by the three medalists, Nobuyuki Tsujii, Haochen Zhang and Yeol Eum Son (48 min.).
System Reqs DVD; PCM stereo; region 0, NTSC; aspect ratio 16:9.
Performer Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Takács Quartet ; James Conlon, conductor.
Summary "Twenty-nine of the world's best young pianists converged in Fort Worth, Texas in May 2009 for a once in a lifetime chance at gold in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Contest. Emmy-winning director Peter Rosen follows these distinctive personalities during a rigorous three-week competition--through intense rehearsals, introspective moments, preconcert rituals, and endearing celebrations. Hailing from 14 countries, competitors were welcomed with Texas-sized hospitality by their host families and immersed in a city best characterized by "Cowboys and Culture". With the performances of Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, and Rachmaninov and other piano masterpieces setting the impassioned tone, the result is an intricate inside view into the world's most prestigious piano competition and a heartwarming story that proves to be a momentous Surprise in Texas"--Container.
Language English with German or French subtitles.
Subject Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (13th : 2009 : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Music -- Competitions -- Texas -- Fort Worth.
Genre Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Related Names Rosen, Peter, 1943- Director, Editor.
McLaughlin, Karen, 1954- Musical director.
Tsujii, Nobuyuki, 1988- Performer.
Zhang, Haochen, 1990- Performer.
Son, Yŏ-lŭm, 1986- Performer.
Conlon, James, 1950- Conductor.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Takács Vonósnégyes.
Peter Rosen Productions.
Van Cliburn Foundation.
EuroArts Music International GmbH.
Alternate Title Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano competition
Publisher # 2058168 Euro Arts Music International GmbH
OCLC number 664138613