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Science And The Orchestra

UK, 1950 (MIFF 1954, Let's Make Music)

Director: Alex Strasser

An exposition of orchestral sound for young people and adults. The conductor and a physics demonstrator explore the orchestra and discuss the theory of the various musical instruments.

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