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Music and the Human Experience

Arts and Older Folks
DBM 731
Individuals over sixty remember their past and discuss their present activity in the arts. Includes interviews with Rudy Vallee, Avon Long, and Artur Rubinstein.

Careers in Music
DBM 582
Distinguished professionals discuss the pros and cons of their field of music. Some areas discussed include the military, jazz performance, publishing, and music journalism.

DBM 1193
Suggests the therapeutic uses of both Eastern and Western chant. Chant expert Alfred Tomatis gives the history and techniques of chant.

Duke Ellington High School for the Arts
DBM 724
A visit to one of the fifty high schools in America that not only stress traditional studies but give individual and class instruction in music, dance, theater, and the visual arts.

Good Ol’ Boys
DBM 774
A colorful group of writers and performers in the country and western music world reflect on the lifestyle and ethic of country and backwoods jazz.

Legend of Our Times, Varied Artists
DBM 894
Cameos of a variety of artists including Rudy Vallee singing “The Whiffenpoof Song,” and Shirley Temple, Nora Bayes, and Maurice Chevalier singing a medley of well-known favorites.

The Men Who Made the Hits
DBM 533
Survey of songwriters and publishers active in the early twentieth century.

Mozart’s Sisters
DBM 730
A historical overview of women composers and musicians.

Music and the Women’s Movement
DBM 723
At the sixth National Women’s Music Festival in Urbana, Illinois, women discuss their music and the women’s movement.

Music Therapy
DBM 720
Dr. Clive Robbins demonstrates how music has opened communications with children who are autistic, blind, or have intellectual disabilities.

Outline for the Next Wave
DBM 777
Conversations with four artists on art, culture, and perception. Explores performance art.

Ragtime Women
DBM 781
Popular music historian and composer Max Morath discusses the large number of white middle- and upper-class women who wrote and played ragtime at the turn of the twentieth century.

The Sound of Music and Voice
DBM 732
This program contains several reports on the use of voice and music. Subjects include an interview with a Hollywood doctor about the use and abuse of the voice and a music therapist in a Brooklyn hospital.

Todd Duncan and Paul Calloway
DBM 83
Todd Duncan, the original Porgy in Porgy and Bess, and Paul Calloway, the Washington Cathedral’s director of music, discuss their difficulties in achieving success.

The Working Musician
DBM 197
Discusses the joys and difficulties of a modern musical career.

Yehudi Menuhin, Man and Musician
DBM 69
The renowned violinist whose musical career began before the age of three discusses his experiences as a child prodigy and as a mature musician.

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