I Write The Music

Leonard Bernstein – Young People’s Concerts – What is a Mode?

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on January 10, 2016

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What is a Mode?

Aired date: Nov 23, 1966

Plot: Bernstein discusses scales, intervals, and tones, and analyzes several pieces, including Debussy’s Fêtes, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, and music from the Kinks and the Beatles, to illustrate different modes. An excerpt from Bernstein’s ballet Fancy Free is also performed.

For full script: http://leonardbernstein.com/ypc_scrip…

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