AT HOME RESOURCES: VIDEOS

Below you'll find a list of music-related movies, as well as online short videos about various musical topics you can watch from home

MUSIC RELATED MOVIES

ABOUT COMPOSERS

 

Amadeus

Biopic of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the perspective of contemporary composer Salieri

 

Le Roi Danse (The King Dances)

Film that documents the relationship between Louis XIV and his court composer, Lully.

 

Tous les Matins de Monde (All the mornings in the world)

A film about the development of composer and viola da gambist Marin Marais

Immortal Beloved

Film about Beethoven

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

A look into the relationship of Chanel and Stravinsky and the effects on their art

ABOUT PERFORMERS

Whiplash

A film that gives a snapshot into the competitive world of a top jazz conservatory.

Music of the Heart

Film about the development of the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music

Farinelli

A film about the famous castrato singer Farinelli

 

Hilary and Jackie

A film about the Dupre sisters relationship

The Choir

 

Florence Foster Jenkins

Film about the life and career of Florence Foster Jenkins

A Late Quartet

Film about the delicate relationships that exist within a string quartet

The Commitments

Alan Parker treatment of a Roddy Doyle novel about a group of Dublin kids who put together a Motown band.

 

Django    

French movie about Django Reinhardt during World War II

ABOUT INSTRUMENTS

 

The Red Violin

A movie chronicling the journey of a famous violin from its birth to today.

DOCUMENTARY

 

Composed

Documentary about how performers deal with anxiety and auditions

 

Pavarotti

Documentary about performer Italian tenor and activist, Pavarotti

 

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

A documentary, a treatment of the most successful group in Billboard history, with more #1 hits than the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, & Elvis--combined. The group was the Funk Brothers, the band behind virtually every Motown pop hit, an integrated group at the height of tensions in the Civil Rights movement in the late '60s.

Henze: Memoirs of an Outsider

Film-portrait of composer Hans Werner Henze

PURE FUN

Fantasia

The classic Disney film that animates favorite classical pieces

Sleeping Beauty

Classic Disney film - did you know that the ENTIRE score is based on Tchaikovsky's score for the ballet Sleeping Beauty?

 
 
 
 
 
 

ONLINE VIDEOS

 

MUSIC THEORY

NAHRE SOL - YOUTUBE

Internet music-education sensation Nahre Sol is a former ear training student of mine who does incredible videos all about music theory and how it applies to composing, piano performance, and music in general. I recommend ALL of her videos.

 

MUSIC HISTORY

THE HISTORY OF MUSIC PRINTING AND NOTATION

An excerpt from a longer open university documentary about the development of musical printing practices

BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO.3: EROICA

RECREATION OF THE PREMIERE

Fascinating film from the BBC and John Elliot Gardiner about the circumstances surrounding the premiere of Beethoven's Third Symphony

 

MATH/SCIENCE IN MUSIC

INTRODUCTION TO CHLADNI PLATES

Short introduction and history of Chladni plates

ELECTRONICALLY TRIGGERED CHLADNI PLATE

Watch how the patterns become more complex as the frequency increases

WATER MANIPULATION WITH SOUND WAVES

 

...and camera frame rate.

AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER NEUBACKER

 

the creator of Melodyne takes you through his journey of discovery, and process.

 

FUN, FASCINATING, AND UNCATEGORIZEABLE

VOX: The Orchestral Hit

Vox takes you on a journey of how a chord from Stravinsky's Firebird Suite infiltrated rap and hip-hop

Charles Cornell : YOUTUBE

Charles Cornell is the present and future of recitative - check out his amazing videos where he harmonizes speeches from celebrities - hilarious and brilliant!