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The Bolero (1973)

Not Rated | | Short, Music, Documentary | October 1973 (USA)
The first part of this Academy Award-winning short consists of a behind-the-scenes look at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as it prepares to perform Ravel's "Bolero." Individual ... See full summary »

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Zubin Mehta
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Zubin Mehta ... Himself - Conductor
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The first part of this Academy Award-winning short consists of a behind-the-scenes look at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as it prepares to perform Ravel's "Bolero." Individual musicians offer their thoughts as workers set up chairs and music stands; there are also comments by conductor Zubin Mehta and scenes of Mehta and the orchestra rehearsing. The rest of the film features a complete performance of "Bolero" with striking images of the orchestra as the music relentlessly approaches its climax. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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English

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October 1973 (USA) See more »

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Allan Miller See more »
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Boléro
Written by Maurice Ravel
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Good look into the inner workings of an orchestra
25 April 2001 | by Ed-139See all my reviews

Bolero is a wonderfully haunting work which Maurice Ravel, the composer, actually disliked. Zuben Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic render a glorious performance of the work after giving us a look into the inner workings of the orchestra and how the work is prepared.


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