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

Synopsis

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.