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While this composer wrote prolifically for the concert hall, he also scored many films. Part of the reason for this was that the government wanted composers to work in media that were relevant to the masses. The ending of this film was changed to better comply with these goals. Originally, a school-teacher’s isolation from her community brought about a tragic end. But this was ultimately changed to a happy (and more socially edifying) conclusion…

Music Heard On This Episode

Irving Berlin: All Alone; What'll I Do?
Robert White — Berlin Lieder (Video Artists Int'l, 2001)
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Irving Berlin: All Alone; What'll I Do?
Robert White — Berlin Lieder (Video Artists Int'l, 2001)
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 5 in c minor for Solo Cello
Truls Mørk — Bach: Cello Suites (Virgin Classics, 2006)
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart; Why?
Sergei Leiferkus, baritone/Semion Skigin, piano — Tchaikovsky The Complete Songs Volume 1 (Conifer, 1996)
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Arnold Schoenberg: Erwartung
Anja Silja, soprano/Vienna Philharmonic/Christoph von Dohnányi, cond. — Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Chamber Symphony; Variations; 5 Pieces; 6 Songs; Erwartung (London / Decca, 1997)
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Johannes Brahms: Six Piano Pieces, op. 118
Hélène Grimaud — Hélène Grimaud ~ Brahms - Piano Pieces Op. 116-119 (Erato)
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Claudio Monteverdi: Cruel Amaryllis; O Mirtillo
The Consort of Musicke — Monteverdi: Madrigals / Rooley, The Consort of Musicke (Oiseau Lyre, 1997)
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Duke Ellington: Solitude
Duke Ellington, piano/Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax/Ray Nance, violin/Johnny Hodges, alto sax/Harry Carne, bar sax/Aaron Bell, bass/Sam Woodyard, drums — Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (Grp Records, 1995)
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Robert B. Sherman/Richard M. Sherman: A Pavement Artist; Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Dick Van Dyke/Julie Andrews — Mary Poppins: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (Walt Disney Records , 2001)
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Kurt Weill/Langston Hughes: Lonely House; A Boy Like You
Lotte Lenya — Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill / Levine, Lenya, Armstrong, Gilford, et al (Sony, 1999)
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Jacques Offenbach: Robinson Crusoe: Take Me to the One I Love
Natalie Dessay/Capitol Orchestra of Toulouse — Natalie Dessay - The Miracle of the Voice (Virgin Classics, 2007)
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Dmitri Shostakovich: Alone: Snow Storm
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra — Shostakovich: The Film Album (Decca, 1999)
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Wilhelm Stenhammer: Seven Poems from "Thoughts of Solitude"
Peter Mattei, baritone/Bengt-Åke Lundin, piano — Stenhammer: Songs (Bis, 1995)
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Prince: 1999
Prince — 1999 (Warner Bros / Wea, 1990)
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