Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine

Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine

Director: Mark Lucas Cast: Ethan Bortnick, Arturo Sandoval, Gloria Gaynor



As one of the most astonishing success stories in popular music, child prodigy Ethan Bortnick began playing keyboards at the age of three, started composing original melodies at the age of five, and entered the limelight at seven years old, with piano performances that outstripped the capabilities of even the most seasoned adult concert pianists. Many national broadcast appearances ensued, alongside celebrities including Celine Dion, Gloria Gaynor and Oprah Winfrey, in addition to charitable efforts that helped young Bortnick raise untoward amounts of money for social causes. Shot for PBS at Los Angeles's El Re Theatre, this concert film features sixteen piano performances by Bortnick that run the stylistic gamut, from classical to jazz to rock - thus showcasing the young man's diversity. Selections include: "What a Wonderful World," "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Circle of Life," "Waltz for Debby" and "Wind Beneath My Wings."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2010
UPC: 0793018312097
Original Release: 2010
Source: Razor & Tie

Special Features

Bonus songs: Four songs exclusive to this dvd; Behind the scenes: A look at how Ethan, a 9-year-old boy, created the concept to the show, wrote the music, and worked with musicians, directors, singers and others on this historical production; Ethan Bortnick and the human time machine: Mr. Quincy Jones: Ethan interviews legendary producer Quincy Jones to dicover more about Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, and music

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine
2. Rondo Alla Turka [3:09]
3. What a Wonderful World [4:54]
4. Good Golly Miss Molly [2:17]
5. Puttin' on the Ritz [4:19]
6. PBS, You're the Best [3:06]
7. The Champ [3:30]
8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow [2:31]
9. Arctic Jazz [2:55]
10. Hallelujah [6:21]
11. You Raise Me up [5:09]
12. The Hug Song [2:54]
13. Valse in C # Minor [2:33]
14. Circle of Life [5:07]
15. Waltz for Debby [4:06]
16. Wind Beneath My Wings [4:50]
17. I Will Survive [6:06]

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