Great exponents of the performing arts pass on their knowlege and their experience to future generations. Benjamin Zander shares his experience on the worldwide concert platform and opera pitches with 5 students from St. Cyprian's Church in London.
Duration: 55 mins
The Prague Ballet Gala is an exclusive dance event with some of the leading ballet stars of our time, recorded at the beautiful Prague State Opera. Outstanding Dancers from Europe, North America and Asia present their favorite classical and modern pieces from choreographers like George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, José Limón and John Neumeier.
Duration: 1 hr 29 mins
Agrippina is brilliant, early Handel. Composed when he was just twenty-four, it was his first big hit in the theater. It's full of his fresh, exuberantly inventive music and sets one of the finest librettos Handel worked with. Agrippina, was the choice and opening performance, duly recorded under the baton of Arnold Östman, a renowned specialist in music of the 17th and 18th centuries. The London Baroque Players accompany Barbara Daniels, Janice Hall and David Kuebler in Michael Hampe's elegant and colorful production of the perfidious intrigues of the power-crazy Empress Agippina, and the criminal power struggles in classical Rome. 1985 (English, subtitles)
Duration: 2 hrs 32 mins
The German pianist plays three sonatas by Scarlatti, and Schumann's Carnaval: Scenes Mignonnes Composes Sur Quatre Notes Op.9.
Duration: 39 mins
While James Brown's unique vocal delivery and pioneering blend of soul, R&B, and funk have made him one of the most influential artists in American music, it's the Godfather of Soul's flamboyant stage presence that testifies to his stature as the hardest-working man in show business.
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins