The Four Seasons

L'Heure du concert
Debut broadcast: 17/01/1957
Running time: 00:58:30 (spring, summer)
Running time: 00:31:26 (autumn, winter)
Announcer: Henri Bergeron
Choreographer: John Stanzel
Producer: Guy Parent
Graphic artist: Frédéric Back


The McGill Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Alexander Brott and featuring violinist Hyman Bress, plays Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, accompanied by illustrations and animation by Frédéric Back.

A variety of animation techniques

Frédéric Back created illustrations representing each of the four seasons on a black background, over which the shots of the dancers were superimposed. He also used other techniques, such as his system of cut-out elements.