PRELUDE TO AN ICE FIELD
A video starring Henry Brant, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kathy Wilkowski, & staff members of the San Francisco Symphony.
August 31, 2001. Brant and Wilkowski arrive from their home in Santa Barbara for a look at Davies Symphony Hall where Brant's Ice Field will be premiered December 12-15, 2001. At that time, Brant will be the organ soloist in this work for 93 musicians. In our video, Mr. Brant tries out the Ruffatti organ and its low 32- and 64-foot stops, guided by organ conservator Blaine Ricketts. Then he speaks with Maestro Thomas about the score, playing the organ in silent movie halls (which he himself never got to do), and other matters.
Duration: 9:17, stereo.
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