Notes: Sir Simon Rattle shares notes on the performance,
the composers, the music, the instruments and his own
role as conductor.
Original Composition: to
explore the art and inspiration of writing music,
composer Judith Weir has followed in Britten's footsteps
and written a new variation on Purcell's theme.
Photographic Diary: hundreds
of specially commissioned photographs provide a visual
diary of the orchestra in rehearsal and performance.
Interviews: filmed interviews
provide an insider's view of music, conductors,
performing and life in an orchestra.
A personal guide with Sir Simon
conductor Sir Simon Rattle is your guide for this unique
tour of the orchestra. For the first time on PC CD-ROM,
a specially filmed performance gives you the best seat
in the house for the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra's recording of Sir Benjamin Britten's
showpiece, "The Young Person's Guide to the
does the gong go?
Explore the layout of the orchestra in a game for the
ears as well as the eyes, while Sir Simon Rattle
explains the development of orchestras from Purcell's
time to the present day.
well balanced cleverly designed disc. Orchestra is not
only fun but teaches everything from the real basics to
the finer points of conducting”. PC Plus