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Episode Detail: Von Karajan: Brahms' Symphony No. 4 - Great Performances

Herbert von Karajan steps to the podium to lead the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Brahms' Symphony No. 4 in E Minor and Wagner's Overture to "Tannhauser." Melancholy suffuses Brahms' majestic symphony, which, written in 1885, was his last. The overture to Wagner's "Tannhauser" points up the opera's themes of redemption and salvation.

Episodes: Great Performances (846)

1/1/2015: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015    Season 42, Episode 8
11/29/2014: Encore! Great Performances at the Met    Season 42, Episode 7
11/21/2014: Cats    Season 42, Episode 6
10/24/2014: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!    Season 42, Episode 5
9/13/2014: Star-Spangled Spectacular: The Bicentennial of Our National Anthem    Season 42, Episode 4
8/28/2014: Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman    Season 42, Episode 3
8/22/2014: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014    Season 42, Episode 2
8/1/2014: Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl    Season 42, Episode 1
4/25/2014: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty    Season 41, Episode 18
4/8/2014: The Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over, A Great Performances Special    Season 41, Episode 17
3/1/2014: Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration    Season 41, Episode 16
3/1/2014: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell    Season 41, Episode 15
3/1/2014: Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September    Season 41, Episode 14
2/21/2014: Sting: The Last Ship    Season 41, Episode 13
2/21/2014: Sting: The Last Ship
2/14/2014: National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage    Season 41, Episode 12
1/31/2014: Barrymore    Season 41, Episode 11
1/1/2014: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014    Season 41, Episode 10
11/30/2013: Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages    Season 41, Episode 9
11/29/2013: Barbra Steisand: Back to Brooklyn    Season 41, Episode 8
11/8/2013: Stephen Sondheim's 'Company' With the New York Philharmonic    Season 41, Episode 7
11/1/2013: Moby-Dick From San Francisco Opera    Season 41, Episode 6
10/18/2013: Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration    Season 41, Episode 5
10/11/2013: The Hollow Crown: Henry V    Season 41, Episode 4
10/4/2013: The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 2    Season 41, Episode 3
9/27/2013: The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1    Season 41, Episode 2
9/20/2013: The Hollow Crown: Richard II    Season 41, Episode 1
8/2/2013: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013    Season 40, Episode 11
7/26/2013: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still    Season 40, Episode 10
5/3/2013: Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris    Season 40, Episode 9
3/2/2013: Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino    Season 40, Episode 8
1/4/2013: Paul Simon's Graceland Journey    Season 40, Episode 7
1/1/2013: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy    Season 40, Episode 6
1/1/2013: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013    Season 40, Episode 5
12/14/2012: The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour    Season 40, Episode 4
12/14/2012: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited    Season 40, Episode 3
11/18/2012: Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby    Season 40, Episode 2
9/7/2012: Paul McCartney's Live Kisses    Season 40, Episode 1
8/31/2012: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2012    Season 39, Episode 17
8/11/2012: Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies    Season 39, Episode 16
8/10/2012: Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration    Season 39, Episode 15
6/29/2012: Twilight: Los Angeles    Season 39, Episode 14
3/30/2012: San Francisco Symphony at 100    Season 39, Episode 13
3/29/2012: The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater    Season 39, Episode 12
3/3/2012: The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall    Season 39, Episode 11
2/24/2012: Memphis    Season 39, Episode 10
1/27/2012: Tony Bennett Duets II    Season 39, Episode 9
1/13/2012: Let Me Down Easy    Season 39, Episode 8
1/6/2012: Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Celebrate Gershwin    Season 39, Episode 7
1/1/2012: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2012    Season 39, Episode 6
12/16/2011: The Little Mermaid From San Francisco Ballet    Season 39, Episode 5
12/2/2011: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park    Season 39, Episode 4
11/25/2011: Il Postino From LA Opera    Season 39, Episode 3
10/28/2011: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp    Season 39, Episode 2
9/30/2011: Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk...A Celebration of New Orleans Blues    Season 39, Episode 1
9/23/2011: Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles    Season 38, Episode 14
9/11/2011: A Concert for New York    Season 38, Episode 13
8/19/2011: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2011    Season 38, Episode 12
7/15/2011: Rigoletto From Mantua    Season 38, Episode 11
6/6/2011: Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3    Season 38, Episode 10
6/4/2011: Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me in Concert    Season 38, Episode 8
5/31/2011: Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert    Season 38, Episode 9
3/5/2011: Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium    Season 38, Episode 7
3/5/2011: Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends    Season 38, Episode 6
3/2/2011: Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert on Broadway    Season 38, Episode 5
1/1/2011: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2011    Season 38, Episode 4
12/29/2010: Celebracion: Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil With Juan Diego Florez    Season 38, Episode 3
11/24/2010: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert    Season 38, Episode 2
10/27/2010: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler's 7th    Season 38, Episode 1
10/6/2010: Macbeth    Season 37, Episode 16
9/1/2010: Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg    Season 37, Episode 15
8/25/2010: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2010    Season 37, Episode 14
6/16/2010: La Danse: Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris    Season 37, Episode 13
4/28/2010: Hamlet    Season 37, Episode 12
3/24/2010: Dance in America: 'NY Export: Opus Jazz'    Season 37, Episode 11
3/6/2010: Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden    Season 37, Episode 10
1/13/2010: Passing Strange    Season 37, Episode 9
1/1/2010: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2010    Season 37, Episode 8
12/23/2009: La Bohème    Season 37, Episode 7
11/28/2009: Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas    Season 37, Episode 6
11/26/2009: Sting: A Winter's Tale    Season 37, Episode 5
10/21/2009: Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: The Inaugural Concert    Season 37, Episode 4
9/16/2009: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Concert 2009    Season 37, Episode 3
8/31/2009: Karajan or Beauty As I See It    Season 37, Episode 2
8/26/2009: Harlem in Montmartre    Season 37, Episode 1
8/1/2009: Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration From Madison Square Garden    Season 36, Episode 14
6/17/2009: 'Chess' in Concert    Season 36, Episode 13
5/30/2009: Stevie Wonder: Live at Last    Season 36, Episode 12
5/30/2009: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: In Concert From Madison Square Garden    Season 36, Episode 11
5/27/2009: 'In the Heights': Chasing Broadway Dreams    Season 36, Episode 10
3/25/2009: King Lear    Season 36, Episode 9
3/1/2009: The Police: Certifiable    Season 36, Episode 8
1/7/2009: Cyrano de Bergerac    Season 36, Episode 7
1/1/2009: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2009    Season 36, Episode 6
12/17/2008: Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet's `Nutcracker'    Season 36, Episode 5
11/29/2008: Domingo, Netrebko & Villazon: Three Stars in Vienna    Season 36, Episode 4
11/29/2008: Hitman: David Foster and Friends    Season 36, Episode 3
10/29/2008: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein    Season 36, Episode 2
9/10/2008: Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias    Season 36, Episode 1
5/28/2008: Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev    Season 35, Episode 15
4/24/2008: Primo    Season 35, Episode 14
4/21/2008: Dance in America: Wolf Trap's Face of America    Season 35, Episode 13
3/26/2008: Peter & the Wolf    Season 35, Episode 12
3/1/2008: James Taylor: One Man Band    Season 35, Episode 11
3/1/2008: Martina McBride: Live in Concert    Season 35, Episode 10
2/26/2008: The New York Philharmonic Live From North Korea    Season 35, Episode 9
2/20/2008: Company    Season 35, Episode 8
1/7/2008: Carnegie Hall Celebrates Berlin    Season 35, Episode 7
1/1/2008: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2008    Season 35, Episode 6
12/17/2007: 'Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny' From LA Opera    Season 35, Episode 5
12/1/2007: Great Performances at the Met: Viewers' Choice    Season 35, Episode 4
12/1/2007: Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany    Season 35, Episode 3
11/28/2007: Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago    Season 35, Episode 2
11/21/2007: The Israel Philharmonic 70th Anniversary Gala Concert    Season 35, Episode 1
8/29/2007: Nureyev: The Russian Years    Season 34, Episode 14
8/4/2007: Lionel Richie: Live in Paris    Season 34, Episode 13
8/1/2007: Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story    Season 34, Episode 12
6/20/2007: Dance in America: Dancing in the Light    Season 34, Episode 11
6/6/2007: We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song    Season 34, Episode 10
3/22/2007: Barenboim on Beethoven    Season 34, Episode 9
3/3/2007: Loreena McKennitt: Nights From the Alhambra    Season 34, Episode 8
3/3/2007: Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing    Season 34, Episode 7
2/26/2007: Sting: Songs From the Labyrinth    Season 34, Episode 6
1/1/2007: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2007    Season 34, Episode 5
12/31/2006: Garrison Keillor's New Year's Eve Special    Season 34, Episode 4
11/23/2006: Beverly Sills: Made in America    Season 34, Episode 3
10/29/2006: A Tribute to James Taylor    Season 34, Episode 2
10/11/2006: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2006    Season 34, Episode 1
9/26/2006: Mozart at 250: The Salzburg Festival Celebration    Season 33, Episode 16
9/18/2006: The Vienna State Opera: 50th Anniversary Reopening Concert    Season 33, Episode 15
8/28/2006: Dance in America: 'Jewels' from the Paris Opera Ballet    Season 33, Episode 14
8/1/2006: Vittorio: Dreams of Rome    Season 33, Episode 13
7/12/2006: Bruce Springsteen: The Seeger Sessions Live at St. Luke's    Season 33, Episode 12
7/2/2006: Garrison Keillor's Independence Day Special: A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood    Season 33, Episode 11
6/21/2006: Dance in America: Beyond the Steps---Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater    Season 33, Episode 10
4/26/2006: 'South Pacific' in Concert from Carnegie Hall    Season 33, Episode 9
3/4/2006: Andrea Bocelli: Amore Under the Desert Sky    Season 33, Episode 8
3/4/2006: Color Me Barbra
2/27/2006: Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road    Season 33, Episode 7
1/1/2006: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2006    Season 33, Episode 6
12/22/2005: The Nightingale (Le Rossignol)    Season 33, Episode 5
12/3/2005: My Name Is Barbra    Season 33, Episode 4
12/3/2005: Michael Bublé: Caught in the Act    Season 33, Episode 3
11/30/2005: Renee Fleming: Sacred Songs and Carols    Season 33, Episode 1
11/30/2005: Cream Reunion Concert    Season 33, Episode 2
10/5/2005: From Shtetl to Swing    Season 32, Episode 16
8/6/2005: Cook, Dixon & Young in Concert    Season 32, Episode 15
6/20/2005: Dance in America: 'Swan Lake' with American Ballet Theatre    Season 32, Episode 14
6/13/2005: Operatunity    Season 32, Episode 13
4/6/2005: The Little Prince    Season 32, Episode 12
3/1/2005: One Night with Rod Stewart    Season 32, Episode 11
3/1/2005: Andrea Bocelli: Tribute on Ice    Season 32, Episode 10
1/12/2005: Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' with the New York Philharmonic    Season 32, Episode 9
1/1/2005: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2005    Season 32, Episode 8
12/15/2004: Bill Irwin: Clown Prince    Season 32, Episode 7
12/13/2004: Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Cinderella'    Season 32, Episode 6
12/9/2004: Hayley Westenra in Concert    Season 32, Episode 5
12/5/2004: Josh Groban: Live at the Greek    Season 32, Episode 4
12/1/2004: Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival    Season 32, Episode 3
10/27/2004: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2004    Season 32, Episode 2
9/8/2004: John Lennon's Jukebox    Season 32, Episode 1
8/4/2004: From the Acropolis: A Salute to the Games with the Berlin Philharmonic    Season 31, Episode 13
8/1/2004: All-Star Piano Extravaganza: The Verbier Festival Concert    Season 31, Episode 12
6/16/2004: Keeping Score: MTT on Music: The Making of a Performance, Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony    Season 31, Episode 11
6/16/2004: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in Performance    Season 31, Episode 10
4/21/2004: Dance in America: 'The Dream' with American Ballet Theatre    Season 31, Episode 9
3/3/2004: Concert for George    Season 31, Episode 8
3/1/2004: Harry Connick Jr.: Only You    Season 31, Episode 7
1/28/2004: Dance in America: Acts of Ardor: Two Dances by Paul Taylor    Season 31, Episode 6
1/7/2004: Degas and the Dance    Season 31, Episode 5
1/1/2004: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2004    Season 31, Episode 4
12/10/2003: Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Lisbon    Season 31, Episode 3
11/22/2003: Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Oklahoma!'    Season 31, Episode 2
11/22/2003: Rodger & Hammerstein's 'Oklahoma'
10/29/2003: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Inaugurates Walt Disney Concert Hall    Season 31, Episode 1
8/27/2003: Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Palermo    Season 30, Episode 16
8/1/2003: Elton John at the Royal Opera House    Season 30, Episode 15
7/28/2003: The Three Pickers: Legends of American Music    Season 30, Episode 14
6/18/2003: Dance in America: Lar Lubovitch's 'Othello'    Season 30, Episode 13
6/14/2003: Duetto: The Concert at the Roman Colosseum    Season 30, Episode 12
5/7/2003: 30th Anniversary: A Celebration in Song    Season 30, Episode 11
3/1/2003: The Great American Songbook    Season 30, Episode 9
3/1/2003: Renee Fleming and Bryn Terfel: Music Under the Stars    Season 30, Episode 10
2/26/2003: Kiss Me, Kate    Season 30, Episode 8
2/3/2003: Dance in America: Born to Be Wild    Season 30, Episode 7
1/1/2003: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2003    Season 30, Episode 6
12/25/2002: 'The Merry Widow' from the San Francisco Opera    Season 30, Episode 5
11/30/2002: Josh Groban in Concert    Season 30, Episode 4
11/30/2002: Natalie Cole: Ask a Woman Who Knows    Season 30, Episode 3
10/16/2002: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2002    Season 30, Episode 2
10/2/2002: Making 'The Misfits'    Season 30, Episode 1
9/22/2002: Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Istanbul    Season 29, Episode 14
7/1/2002: Romeo and Juliet    Season 29, Episode 13
6/1/2002: The Queen's Jubilee Gala: Live from Buckingham Palace    Season 29, Episode 12
3/21/2002: Kurosawa    Season 29, Episode 11
1/23/2002: Dance in America: From Broadway: Fosse    Season 29, Episode 10
1/1/2002: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2002    Season 29, Episode 9
12/25/2001: 'The Nutcracker' from the Royal Ballet    Season 29, Episode 8
12/11/2001: The Art of Violin    Season 29, Episode 7
12/1/2001: Wheel of Life    Season 29, Episode 6
12/1/2001: Alessandro Safina in Concert: Only You    Season 29, Episode 5
10/10/2001: Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite From Central Park    Season 29, Episode 4
10/10/2001: Dance in America: Holo Mai Pele    Season 29, Episode 3
8/29/2001: 'Little Women' from Houston Grand Opera    Season 29, Episode 2
8/15/2001: Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks    Season 29, Episode 1
7/28/2001: Three Mo' Tenors in Concert
6/24/2001: Dance in America: Free to Dance
6/6/2001: Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote
4/11/2001: Jesus Christ Superstar
4/6/2001: Don Giovanni Unmasked
4/4/2001: Elizabeth Taylor: England's Other Elizabeth
3/4/2001: My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs
2/28/2001: The College of Comedy with Alan King III
1/21/2001: Copland's America
1/1/2001: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2001
12/12/2000: From Mao to Mozart: Then and Now
12/2/2000: Paul Simon: You're the One---In Concert from Paris
11/23/2000: Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, A Life in Animation
10/12/2000: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2000
9/28/2000: Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Krakow
8/28/2000: 'La Traviata' from Paris
8/24/2000: Can't Stop Now
6/29/2000: La Forza del Destino
6/22/2000: Play On!
6/8/2000: The Art of Piano
6/1/2000: Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: Ode to Joy 2000
4/20/2000: College of Comedy with Alan King, Part II
4/5/2000: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
2/16/2000: Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera
1/20/2000: Central Park
1/1/2000: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2000
12/21/1999: Dance in America: Le Corsaire with American Ballet Theatre
12/3/1999: Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias
12/2/1999: My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies
11/27/1999: Burn the Floor
10/21/1999: The Gershwins' 'Crazy for You'
10/6/1999: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 1999
7/8/1999: Parsifal: The Search for the Grail
5/12/1999: Swingin' with Duke: The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
3/12/1999: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday Celebration
12/30/1998: 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' From the San Francisco Opera
3/25/1998: Art of Singing: Golden Voices of the Silver Screen
3/6/1998: Frank Sinatra: The Very Good Years
9/1/1995: Abbado in Berlin - First Year
12/28/1992: A Symphony of Rhythm: Solti Conducts Beethoven's Seventh
10/9/1992: 20th Anniversary Special - Celebrating Creativity American Style
5/8/1992: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia
3/4/1992: A Bowl of Beings
1/5/1990: Abduction From Seraglio
11/24/1989: An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner
3/13/1988: Bacall on Bogart
12/11/1987: Asinamali
9/30/1987: Aida (from the Houston Grand Opera)
10/3/1986: A Global Celebration
4/5/1985: Andrew Lloyd Webber: 'Requiem'
12/18/1984: An American Christmas in Words and Music
10/27/1984: An Englishman Abroad
1/16/1984: A Song for Dead Warriors
10/3/1983: Alice in Wonderland
12/6/1982: 10th Anniversary
2/10/1982: An Evening With Itzhak Perlman
11/15/1978: A Month in the Country
10/3/1977: A Life in the Theatre
7/12/1977: Abide With Me
3/15/1977: Childhood: An Only Child
2/23/1977: Childhood: A Great Day for Bonzo
2/16/1977: Childhood: Baa Baa Blacksheep
1/26/1977: Arthur Rubinstein at 90
12/15/1976: American Ballet Theatre: 'Billy the Kid' and 'Les Patineurs'
10/27/1976: Amazing Grace: America in Song
10/13/1976: Ah, Wilderness
4/28/1976: All Over
4/24/1974: A Touch of the Poet
4/3/1974: A Memory of Two Mondays
2/13/1974: Antigone
9/10/1972: Liza with a 'Z'
Bach's Christmas Oratorio: New Year's Cantata
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos: Concerto Grosso
Balanchine: 'The Spellbound Child'
Bernstein at 70
Bernstein Conducts 'West Side Story'
Bernstein: Mahler's Symphony No. 9
Bernstein on Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Bernstein on Brahms: Symphony No. 3
The Best of Broadway
Boehm, the Vienna Philharmonic and Mozart
Boxes with the Sydney Dance Company
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
Callas: An International Celebration
Chamber Music Society with Chick Corea
The Charterhouse of Parma
The Contractor
The Coronation of Poppea
Dance in America: Mark Morris
Dance in America: Agnes de Mille
Dance in America: A Night at the Joffrey
Dance in America: American Indian Dance Theatre
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Don Quixote
Dr. Fischer of Geneva
Easter Tells Such Dreadful Lies
Eccentricities of a Nightingale
Bach's Christmas Oratorio: The Nativity
Bach's 'St. John Passion'
Balanchine-Stravinsky: Genius Has a Birthday
The Barber of Seville
Bernstein: Mahler's Symphony No. 4
Bernstein on Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
Bernstein: Tchaikovsky
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
Bruckner's Symphony No. 3
Carlos Klieber Conducts Beethoven
Celebrating Gershwin: S'Wonderful
Chamber Music Society with Itzhak Perlman
The Charterhouse of Parma
The Chester Mystery Plays: Christmas
The Cotton Club Remembered
Cyrano de Bergerac
Dance in America: Stravinsky Piano Ballet
Dance in America: A Balanchine Tribute
Dance in America: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
Dance in America: The Search for Nijinsky's Rite of Spring
Dance in America: Bob Fosse---Steam Heat
Dance in America: 'The Magic Flute'
December Flower
Don Giovanni
Down in the Valley
The Ebony Tower
Edith Wharton: 'Looking Back'
Emil Gilels and the New York Philharmonic
Ernest Bloch
The Five-Forty-Eight
The Gospel at Colonus
Grown Ups
Hansel and Gretel
Heartbreak House
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
John Gielgud: An Actor's Life
Julie Andrews: In Concert
La Cenerentola
Leonard Bernstein
The Life of Verdi
Madama Butterfly
Maria Callas: An Operatic Biography
Professional Foul
Quartermaine's Terms
The Return of Ulysses
The Seagull
Richard Burton: In from the Cold
Richard Burton: In from the Cold
The Queen of Spades
Relatively Speaking
Rubinstein at 90
Rubinstein: Chopin
The Soldier's Tale
Solti Conducts Mendelssohn
The Sorrows of Gin
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson
The Taylor Company: Recent Dances
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
The Turn of the Screw
Verdi's 'Falstaff'
Verdi's 'Macbeth'
Wagner's Ring: Die Walküre
Wagner's Ring: Die Walküre
Willie Stark
Samson and Delilah
Solti Conducts
Solti Conducts Rossini
Solti on Tour
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Golden Land
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set
The Taming of the Shrew
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Twyla Tharp: 'Sue's Leg'
Ullmann: 'The Human Voice'
Uncommon Women and Others
Verdi: 'Requiem Mass'
Wagner's Ring: Siegfried
Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie
Wynton Marsalis: Blues and Swing
The Year of the Dragon
You Can't Take It with You
Rossini at Versailles
The School for Scandal
Sea Marks
Solti Conducts Schubert (Symphonies No. 6 and No. 8)
Taking My Turn
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
The Trial of the Moke
Two Duets
Verdi's 'Requiem' (N.Y. Philharmonic)
Wagner's Ring: Das Rheingold
Wagner's Ring: Die Walküre, Acts II and III
The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd
The Winslow Boy
The Arcata Promise
Feasting with Panthers
Festival Spoleto! USA
Gotterdammerung, Act I
Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'
Mrs. Reinhardt
'The New Moon': The New York City Opera at Wolf Trap
The N.Y. Philharmonic: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
O Youth and Beauty!
Ormandy Conducts 'Pictures at an Exhibition'
The Patriots
The Philadelphia Orchestra with Andre Watts at Wolf Trap
'Follies' in Concert
The Good Doctor
Guests of the Nation
Horne, Pavarotti and Sutherland
James Galway
Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne: Lincoln Center
Judy Garland: The Concert years
'La Bayadere': American Ballet Theatre
La Clemenza di Tito
Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music
Linda Ronstadt's 'Canciones de Mi Padre'
Madama Butterfly
The Margot Fonteyn Story
Marilyn Horne's Great American Songbook
Mehta, the L.A. Philharmonic, Mozart and Bartok
Bernstein Conducts the Boston Symphony
Bernstein Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5
Bernstein: Mahler's Symphony No. 2
Bernstein: Mahler's Symphony No. 1
Beyond the Horizon
Beyond the Mainstream
Big Blonde
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
Broadway Sings the Music of Jule Styne
Cavalleria Rusticana
Celebrating Gershwin: The Jazz Age
The City Center Joffrey Ballet
Dance in America: An Evening with Martha Graham
The Most Happy Fella
Mourning Becomes Electra
Mozart in Salzburg
Mozart's 'Requiem'
Music by Richard Rodgers
The New Jersey Chamber Music Society and the Tokyo String Quartet
Nixon in China
The New York City Opera: 'Madama Butterfly'
On Giant's Shoulders
Paradise Lost
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Dance in America: 'Cinderella'
Dance in America: Dancing for Mr. B---Six Balanchine Ballerinas
Dance in America: 'The Green Table'
Dance in America: Balanchine Celebrates Stravinsky
'The Dream': The Royal Ballet
Early Days
House of Mirth
Irving Berlin's America
The Juilliard Strong Quartet
June Moon
Karajan in Salzburg
The Life of Verdi
The Life of Verdi
The Life of Verdi
The Life of Verdi
The Marriage of Figaro
Martha Graham: 50th Anniversary
Master Harold...and the Boys
Monkey, Monkey, Bottle of Beer, How Many Monkeys Have We Here?
Monsignor Quixote
The Music Makers: An ASCAP Celebration of American Music at Wolf Trap
The Music of Miles Davis
Musical Comedy Tonight III
On the Move: The Central Ballet of China
On the Razzle
Once in a Lifetime
Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra
The Paul Taylor Dance Co.
Paul Taylor: Two Landmark Dances
Pavarotti and the New York Philharmonic
Placido Domingo Celebrates Seville
The Prince of Homburg
The Rimers of Eldritch
'The Ring' for Television
'Romeo and Juliet': The Ballet
Secret Service
She Loves Me
Staying On
Steve Reich: A New Musical Language
Sweeney Todd
Three by Balanchine
The Time of Your Life
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Toscanini: Maestro
Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine with the American Ballet Theatre
Beckett's 'Happy Days'
Bernstein: American Music
Bernstein on Brahms: Reflections
Bernstein on Brahms
Brideshead Revisited
Charles Gounod's 'Faust'
The Charterhouse of Parma
The Charterhouse of Parma
The Charterhouse of Parma
The Charterhouse of Parma
Count Dracula
Count Dracula
Count Dracula
Cunning Little Vixen
Dance in America: David Gordon's 'Made in U.S.A.'
Dance in America: Paul Taylor---'Roses' and 'Last Look'
Dance in America: Balanchine and Cunningham
Dance in America: 'La Sylphide'
'Der Rosenkavalier,' the Bavarian and Klieber
Die Fledermaus
Eliot Feld Ballet
The Four Seasons
'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses' and Other Stories by Irwin Shaw
Hadr Times
Hard Times
Hard Times
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
La Voix Humaine
Laurence Olivier: A Life
The Man from Moscow
The Man from Moscow
Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts Miami's New World Symphony
Mourning Becomes Electra
Mourning Becomes Electra
The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden
Nureyev's 'Cinderella'
Our Town
Out of Our Fathers' House
The Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Bladerunners with Torvill and Dean
Everybody Dance Now
La Pastorela
'La Bayadere,' from the Royal Ballet
Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis: Baroque Duet
Dance in America: 'Speaking in Tongues'
The Mahabharata
The Mahabharata: A Game of Dice
Dance in America: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company
Unforgettable, with Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat King Cole
The Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary Gala
Paul McCartney's 'Liverpool Oratorio'
The House of Bernarda Alba
The Lyric Opera of Chicago: 'Anthony and Cleopatra'
The Orchestra
Lar Lubovitch Dance Co. and Momix: Pictures on Edge
Dance in America: A Tudor Evening with the ABT
Dance in America: Ballerinas---Dances by Peter Martins
'Mefistofele,' from the San Francisco Opera
Sir Norbert Smith: A Life
Dance in America: Balanchine in America
The Mahabharat: Exile in the Forest
'The Masked Ball,' from the Metropolitan Opera
Spike Lee and Co.: Do It a Cappella
Vaclav Havel: 'Largo Desolato'
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Steps Ahead
Peter Sellars Directs 'Cosi Fan Tutte'
Richard Tucker Opera Gala 1991
Harry Connick Jr. and His Orchestra: Swinging Out with Harry
The World of Jewish Humor
Capriccio, from Salzburg
Pavarotti and an Italian Tenor
Dance in America: 'The Hard Nut'
Dance in America: Three Dances by Martha Graham
'Guys and Dolls': Off the Record
Placido Domingo: A Concert for Planet Earth
Carnegie Hall: A Christmas Concert
Jammin' Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway
Common Pursuit
Suddenly Last Summer
Jose Carreras, Diana Ross, Placido Domingo---Christmas in Vienna
The Real McTeague
Dance in America: American Indian Dance Theatre Dances for the New Generations
Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall
John Barry Moviola
In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
The Maestros of Philadelphia
The Sorceress
Passing the Baton
Dance in America: A Balanchine Celebration
Pete Townshend's 'PsychoDerelect'
On the Town in Concert
Dance in America: A Balanchine Celebration
Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl
Dance in America: 'Billboards'
Paddy Chayefsky's 'The Mother'
The World of Jim Henson
Carnegie Hall: Opening Night 1994
The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs
Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II
Natalie Cole's Untraditional Traditional Christmas
Dance in America: Garth Fagan's Griot New York
Talking With
Legendary Maestros: The Art of Conducting
Carnegie Hall: Opening Night 1995
Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound
Pavarotti: My World
Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1996
Peter, Paul and Mary: Lifelines
The Rake's Progress
La Cenerentola
Dance in America: The Wrecker's Ball---Three Dances by Paul Taylor
Black and Blue
Musicals, Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM
Dido and Aeneas
Thomas Hampson: I Hear America Singing
Burt Bacharach...This Is Now
San Francisco Opera Gala Celebration
The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle
The College of Comedy with Alan King
Porgy and Bess: An American Voice
Verna: USO Girl
Von Karajan: Beethoven's Fifth
Von Karajan: Brahms' Symphony No. 4
Von Karajan: Beethoven's Ninth
Wagner's Ring: Siegfried, Acts I and II
Wagner's Ring: Siegfried, Act III
When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate
Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat
Variety and Virtuosity: The American Ballet Theatre Now
Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself
Swan Lake
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh
Carnegie Hall: Opening Night 1998
Pavarotti and Friends
The Rodgers and Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1999
'Turandot' at the Forbidden City
The Making of 'Turandot' at the Forbidden City
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Peter Sellars Directs 'The Marriage of Figaro'
Dance in America: Michael Moschen in Motion
Dance in America: The ABT at the Met
The Importance of Being Earnest
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Miles Davis: A Tribute
Schubert's Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major
The Pennsylvania Ballet
Merce Cunningham
Dance in America: Nureyev and the Joffrey in a Tribute to Nijinsky
Rossini's 'Cinderella'
Les Miserables in Concert
Von Karajan: Brahms
Christmas with Flicka
Dance Black America
End of Summer
Dance in America: A Balanchine Celebration
Dance in America: Two by Dove
Bernstein: Conductor, Soloist, Teacher
Bobby McFerrin: Loosely Mozart
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos: Virtuoso Concerto
The Life of Verdi
The Paul Taylor Dance Company
'Tannhauser,' from Bayreuth
Beatrix Potter's 'The Tailor of Gloucester'
The Man from Moscow
Carnegie Hall: Opening Night 1996
Ormandy at 80
Richard Burton: In from the Cold
Brahms: Lieder Recital
Dance in America: Accent on the Offbeat
Sam Sherpard's 'True West'
Mahler's Symphony No. 6
St. Matthew Passion
Von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic: 'Don Quixote'
Dance in America: A Balanchine Tribute
The Norman Conquests: Table Manners
'The Girl of the Golden West,' from the Metropolitan Opera
Bernstein Conducts Haydn's Mass 'In Time of War'
Peter Sellars Directs 'Don Giovanni'
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius
Pavarotti Returns to Naples
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Gotterdammerung, Acts II and III
Dance in America: Jerome Robbins
Rostropovich Plays Haydn
Dance in America: 'The Catherine Wheel'
Baryshnikov Dances Twyla Tharp
Bernstein: 'Mass'
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
King Lear
The Aspern Papers
Dance in America: Twyla Tharp---Oppositions
Zizi, Je T'aime
Who's Happy Now?
Solti, the Chicago Symphony and Strauss
The Collection
Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall
The Ceremony of Innocence
Oedipus Rex
Dangerous Liaisons
St. Matthew Passion
Dance in America: Busby Berkeley---Going Through the Roof
The Miser
Ormandy Conducts Tchaikovsky
Gregory Hines' Tap Dance in America
Copland Conducts Copland
The Colored Museum
The Regard of Flight
Brother to Dragons
The Martha Graham Dance Company: Clytemnestra
The Bournonville Dances
'Pagliacci': Placido Domingo
Zalmen or the Madness of God
Songs of Six Families
The Mound Builders
Dance in America: Alvin Ailey
The Royal Family
Trailblazers of Modern Dance
Princess Grace Remembered
Uncle Vanya
El Gato Montes
Cavalleria Rusticana---Placido Domingo
The Easter Chester Mystery Plays
Bernstein, Mahler and the Israel Philharmonic
Solti's Beethoven Fifth Symphony Revisited
The N.Y. Philharmonic with Vladimir Ashkenazy
Dance in America: Renaissance Revisited
The First Breeze of Summer
The Consul
'Goya,' with Placido Domingo
The Mahabharata: War
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1998
In Fashion
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
Gian Carlo Menotti: A Musical Musician
Lean by Jarre
Brideshead Revisited
The Mikado
Hard Times
Mourning Becomes Electra
The Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman Sing Spirituals
To the Lighthouse
The Dining Room
Laurence Olivier: A Life
Dance in America: A Hymn for Alvin Ailey
Show Boat
Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera
Bernstein on Brahms: Reflections
Brideshead Revisited
Mourning Becomes Electra
Mahler's Symphony No. 8
Sleeping Beauty
Laurence Olivier: A Life
The Norman Conquests: Living Together
Vladimir Horowitz: A Reminiscence
Divine Drumbeats: Katherine Dunham and Her People
Ellington: The Music Lives On
Forget-Me-Not Lane
The Man from Moscow
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1997
Brideshead Revisited
Baryshnikov on Broadway
La Boheme
The Fred Astaire Songbook
Thank You Comrades
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music
Shooting the Chandelier
Waiting for Godot
The N.Y. City Ballet: Jerome Robbins
Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters
Carnegie Hall: Opening Night 1997
'Henry V' at Shakespeare's Globe
Creating 'Ragtime'
Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler's House
Robert Altman's Jazz '34
Star-crossed Lovers
The Elixir of Love
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center Opening Night Gala
The Noel Coward Story
The Story of Gospel Music

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