Marsalis on Music [4 Discs] [DVD]

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Synopsis

Marsalis On Music: Why Toes Tap
Wynton Marsalis is a master of finding the right analogies to explain musical concepts in ways that are fun and educational. In Marsalis on Music: Why Toes Tap, Marsalis uses a basketball dribbling exercise, skipping, and hopping to demonstrate how rhythm and movement express emotions in music. He then uses two different versions of "The Nutcracker," Tchaikovsky's ballet and Ellington's jazz version, to illustrate how composers use and vary rhythms to convey different moods. Absolutely the finest music appreciation and instruction series for children available, this is a must-have for music teachers and school libraries. ~ Heather M. Fierst, Rovi

Marsalis On Music: Sousa to Satchmo
World-renowned jazz and classical musician Wynton Marsalis brings his expertise and unique teaching ability to children in this entertaining and educational program. In Marsalis on Music: Sousa to Satchmo, the students of the Tanglewood School, under the direction of maestro Sejii Ozawa, learn how different forms of music influence one another and evolve into totally new styles. Marsalis demonstrates the changes in modern jazz from its roots in John Phillip Sousa's marches to the ragtime of Scott Joplin through Louis Armstrong's improvisational scat. The program is highlighted by Marsalis' magical trumpet interpretations of each style. Absolutely the finest music appreciation and instruction series for children available, this is a must-have for music teachers and school libraries. ~ Heather M. Fierst, Rovi

Marsalis On Music: Listening For Clues
Learning to identify the different forms of music can be difficult for children in today's MTV- and pop-saturated world. World-renowned jazz musician Wynton Marsalis uses his remarkable talents and unique teaching gifts to make learning about the classical forms of music fun and entertaining. Marsalis uses models of malls and skyscrapers and his trumpet as examples of how to identify the music of such important composers as Ellington, Gershwin, Ives, Prokofiev and more. Absolutely the finest music appreciation and instruction series for children available, this is a must-have for music teachers and school libraries. ~ Heather M. Fierst, Rovi

Marsalis On Music: Tackling the Monster
Musicians and performers know that practice makes perfect. In this edition of the four-part series Marsalis on Music, renowned jazz and classical musician Wynton Marsalis and cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma teach the young musicians of the Tanglewood School how to work out and practice difficult peices of music. The program climaxes with the two performing a fantastic duet of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo." Absolutely the finest music appreciation and instruction series for children available, this is a must-have for music teachers and school libraries. ~ Heather M. Fierst, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Wynton Marsalis
    Wynton Marsalis - Host
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    Seiji Ozawa
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