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  • Kurt Jooss: A Profile

    Kurt Jooss: A Profile

    A documentary on German choreographer Kurt Jooss: “The task of the arts is to confess inner things, to bring out emotions and this and that. But not, not to bring solutions.”
  • Picks for the Week of February 29

    Picks for the Week of February 29

    The Prague Ballet Gala with Polina Semionova; "Godfather of Soul" James Brown live in Montreux in 1981; and Handel's early masterpiece Agrippina
  • The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

    The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

    A highly-acclaimed group of nearly fifty brass and percussion players from the extraordinary Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
  • Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartet

    Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartet

    The American String Quartet plays one of Beethoven's greatest works, which the composer once said (in response to critics), was "not for you, but a later age"
  • Europa Concert in Istanbul

    Europa Concert in Istanbul

    Mariss Jansons and the Berlin Philharmonic perform Haydn, Mozart, and Berlioz at the church of St. Irene in Istanbul; featured is flutist Emmanuel Pahud
  • Friedrich Schiller: Lyrics and Music

    Friedrich Schiller: Lyrics and Music

    Inspired by the words of the great German dramatist, tenor Josef Protschka is joined by soprano Maria Venuti in a recital of songs with Schiller lyrics
  • Picks for the Week of February 22

    Picks for the Week of February 22

    Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis live at Lincoln Center, a German lieder recital with lyrics by Schiller, and a profile of British ballerina Darcey Bussell
  • What's Not To Love?

    What's Not To Love?

    Thomas Crawford conducts the American Classical Orchestra in a semi-staged performance of Haydn's rarely-heard opera L'Isola disabitata