- Act One, Part 2Watch This Now!
Landmark Emmy-winning production of the 9 hour Royal Shakespeare Company's worldwide stage event based on the Charles Dickens novel, starring Roger Rees. Kate and Mrs. Nickleb…more
- Act One, Part 1Watch This Now!
The Royal Shakespeare Company adapted Charles Dickens' novel into a nine-hour Emmy award-winning production starring Roger Rees. In this episode, Nicholas Nickleby along with …more
- Young Performers Vol. 5Watch This Now!
In this annual presentation of young talent, Heidi Lehwalder, harpist, plays Handel's Concerto in B-flat with Bernstein conducting. She then joins Weldon Berry (clarinet) and …more
- Young Performers Vol. 3Watch This Now!
Leonard Bernstein presents Seiji Ozawa, who conducts the overture to The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. Also on the program, Maurice Peress and John Canarina conduct compositio…more
- Young Performers Vol. 2Watch This Now!
Leonard Bernstein presents the annual Young People's Concert devoted to young performers, including cellist Lynn Harrell and conductor Elyakum Shapira playing music by Dvorá…more
- Young Performers Vol. 1Watch This Now!
Leonard Bernstein introduces young conductors and performers. The program opens with cellist David Domb playing Dvorák Concerto in B Minor, conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn…more
- Unusual InstrumentsWatch This Now!
Bernstein discusses the development of instruments from their earlier forms. The concert begins with Little Train by Heitor Villa-Lobos, followed by a discussion of South Amer…more
- The Sounds of a HallWatch This Now!
Bernstein discusses accoustics, and the accoustic properties of a Philharmonic Concert Hall are demonstrated as the orchestra performs pieces by Berlioz, Copland, Vivaldi, Wal…more
- The Road to ParisWatch This Now!
Bernstein discusses three composers: George Gershwin, Ernest Bloch, and Manuel de Falla, who all went to live and work in Paris around 1900. He disucsses the influence Paris h…more
- Salute to Aaron CoplandWatch This Now!
On the occasion of Aaron Copland's 60th birthday, Bernstein discusses his music and conducts the Philharmonic in performances of An Outdoor Overture, the "Dogmatic" movement f…more
- Overtures and PreludesWatch This Now!
Bernstein says that part of the excitement of an overture is the theatrical element. An overture is an opening piece designed to be played in a musical theater before the curt…more
- The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig IIWatch This Now!
Ludwig II of Bavaria, more commonly known by his nicknames the Swan King or the Dream King, is a legendary figure - the handsome boy-king, loved by his people, betrayed by his…more