Music & Dance


New! Music Videos that Defined the 00's 49 min.

The emergence of new technologies like YouTube and social media meant that the 2000’s were an era where bands and artists redefined what was possible for the music video. Alongside this directors like Garth Jennings, Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry found that advances in special effects gave them more scope to fulfil their vision.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Discover Dvorak's 'New World' - Full Symphony 45 min.

In this final episode, we offer listeners an uninterrupted opportunity to enjoy the Symphony No. 9 by Dvorák in its entirety. The on-screen ‘Listening Guide’ helps you and/or your students to remain focused in the music and recaps highlights explored in the previous four programs of this series.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Discover Dvorak's 'New World' - Movement 1 52 min.

Movement I - Adagio. Allegro molto, first examines Dvorák’s mysterious introduction and proceeds to the main body of the movement where we find a number of his beautiful melodies, based on American folk music. Lastly, the powerful ‘coda’, or concluding section, is brought to light in a manner that allows its dramatic qualities to be fully experienced.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Discover Dvorak's 'New World' - Movement 2 57 min.

The pastoral Movement II - Largo, infused with Dvorák’s deep love of rural woodland settings, contains one of the best known, immediately recognizable and most beloved melodies ever written by anyone! Dvorák’s penchant for re-stating musical themes from previous movements first begins to assert itself.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Discover Dvorak's 'New World' - Movement 3 45 min.

The rousing Movement III - Scherzo, according to Dvorák, was inspired by his encounters with Native American music and dancing. Calming sections that actually contain imitations of birdcalls follow this boisterous musical expression before Dvorák finally returns to the pounding, forceful rhythms that began the movement.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Discover Dvorak's 'New World' - Movement 4 77 min.

The final Movement IV - Allegro con fuoco, begins with a very short but ominous introduction, probed by Maestro Maull for Dvorák’s use of the elements of music. Two new melodies, one heroic and the other nostalgic, are introduced. Dvorák later recalls musical themes from all the previous movements, weaving them into a commanding synthesis of everything that has come before. We might expect another...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Music Videos That Defined the 90s 43 min.

Learn about some of the most beloved and bemusing 1990s music videos. The 1990s is a period often considered the Golden Era of the Music Video. It produced many of the greast works by some of the most creative directors: Michel Gondry, David Fincher, and Spike Jonze. This special features over 25 iconic tracks from the 1990s.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Braille Music 82 min.

Exploring the history of blind musicianship, filmmaker Michael House travelled to visitInstitut National des Jeunes Aveugles and L´association Valentin Haüy in Paris where so much of Louis Braille's legacy is alive and in practice, not only his system of writing but also his musical classroom and his organ teaching classes. Inspired by the visit, House decided to pay homage to Braille by finding o...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Music Is My Passion: Part One 73 min.

This collection includes seven enriching, short documentary films created to support teachers, encourage parents, and promote community engagement in music education. Introducing music from the Renaissance through the 21st century, this invaluable series features rarely heard music from a broad range of performers, music styles, and ideas. The seven segments include an inspiring teacher performing...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into the Heart of Drumming 57 min.

This is an award-winning documentary on the life and music of Barbara Borden, an acclaimed and pioneering drummer, composer and teacher. It tells her inspiring life-story in eloquent words and toe-tapping music.Keeper of the Beatweaves footage fromShe Dares to Drum,Borden’s autobiographical “percussion play” and other dynamic performances from the last four decades with interviews with noted artis...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017