RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: SINFONIA ANTARTICA (DVD)
Immerse yourself in a side of Antartica never usually seen – the music, the art and the stories of those who have experience Earth’s frozen continent.
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Chorus – James Judd.
Share in the beauty, wilderness and mystique of Antartica. Savour the rare and emotional experience of a place few people will ever actually visit. This unique programme was created by award-winning production company Natural History New Zealand to accompany Ralph Vaughan Williams’ dramatic score, performed here by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and conducted by James Judd. Featuring rarely-seen historic film plus spectacular time lapse and underwater footage, critically acclaimed Sinfonia Antartica showcases the frozen continent in all its glory in a way never before seen. (Duration: approx 45 mins)
This film tells the story of the golden age of Antartic exploration. Through rare footage and fascinating images share in the adventure, discoveries, failures and triumphs of Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, Fuchs, Hillary and others, on this last and loneliest continent. (Duration: approx 52 mins)
The Unframed Continent:
An inspiring artistic odyssey around Antartica with three artists who capture the character of the frozen continent in their work. Immersed in the stunning polar landscape and the intense experiences of this remarkable region, two poets and a painter respond with an outpouring of poems and paintings. (Duration: approx 52 mins)