Picks for the Week of February 22

 

TWO MEN WITH THE BLUES

 

Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Live at Lincoln Center

When two musical icons like Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis join forces for a concert you know you're in for something special and this show delivers exactly that.

Filmed over two nights in January 2007 at New York's Lincoln Center, this magical show sees Willie and Wynton combine their unique talents in a blend of jazz, blues and country music which takes in Willie Nelson originals, traditional songs and standards by the likes of Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Reed and Duke Ellington.


 

German poet Friedrich Schiller (1759-1810)

 

Friedrich Schiller: Lyrics and Music

The leading German tenor Josef Protschka is joined by the soprano Maria Venuti in a recital of songs by composers including Zumsteeg, Reichardt, Mozart, Methfessel, Taubert, Weber, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Liszt. These composers all set to music poems by the great Romantic writer Friedrich Schiller. The accompanist is Helmut Deutsch.  (Sung in the original German, with no subtitles)

 


Britain’s Favorite Ballerina: Darcey Bussell

British ballerina Darcey Bussell is celebrated for her breath-taking arabesques, her bold, physical attack, and for her fashion-model looks. In this documentary, she lifts the curtain on life as a modern prima ballerina.

 

 

 

Rautavaara: On the Last Frontier

This live recording of the world première of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s On the Last Frontier features Leif Segerstam conducting the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. It comes from the Finlandia Hall. The internationally-renowned Finnish composer was present for the occasion, when the work received an immediate standing ovation. 

The video contains a short introduction in which both Rautavaara and Segerstam talk about the composition precedes the performance.

 

 

Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble—a highly-acclaimed group of nearly 50 brass and percussion players from the extraordinary Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela—in a program including  Mussorgsky, Abreu, Gershwin, Bernstein, and more.  A live recording from the Konzerthaus, Berlin.

 

 

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