Microsoft Multimedia Schubert (PC, CD-ROM) Microsoft - 1994 USA, Canada Release

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Microsoft Multimedia Schubert
Product ID 93007-11434
Product UPC 093007114344
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1994
Publisher(s) Microsoft
Label Microsoft Home
Category(s) Music, Music History, Classical Music
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Experience the spirit and sparking beauty of Schubert's Quintet in A Major- from the song that inspired it, to the era that influenced it, to the man that gave it expression.

Discover the spirit of youth.
The Trout Quintet was inspired by a song that draws comparison between a leaping young "fishlet" and the spirit of youth. Close Reading delves into this evocative piece through compelling commentary by Alan Rich and informative charts that let you actually see the shape of the music as you listen to it. With the Pocket Audio Guide you can drop in and listen where you want, and Die Forelle ("The Fish") offers a brief, fascinating exposition of the original song. There's even a bibliography of related readings for those interested in learning more!

Travel back in time.
Enter an era deeply influenced by the classical ideals of the past. Through lively, informative insights by author Alan Rich, A Classical Background provides historical and social context for the delightful Trout Quintet, including full-color reproductions of artworks expressive of the era. Inside Shubert takes you into the life and mind of the composer himself, exploring his talents and the world.

Tune your ear for some fun.
In the thoroughly enjoyable Trout Game, you match themes by clicking stones from a riverbed. The reward for each match is a charming animated sequence. And the reward for playing the game is a trained ear and finely tuned appreciation for Shubert's leitmotivs.

Alan Rich is an American music critic who has written for several notable publications on both coasts. He also lectures at UCLA and California Institute of the Arts, and he is a commentator on National Public Radio.

For those who try to explain music, and for those who want to understand it, the technology underlying this product represents a striking breakthrough, one that offers us an opportunity to abolish forever the arbitrary distinction between education and entertainment. - Robert Winter, scholar, pianist, and author of other Microsoft/Voyager musical-exploration products.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386
Required RAM 4MB
Req. Hard Drive 4MB Free
Requires Mouse Yes
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA
Misc Support Headphones or speakers

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