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Great Performances

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PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh (more…)

Premiered: November 4, 1972

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 34, Episode 1 Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2006

First Aired: October 11, 2006

Season 34 starts with “Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2006.” Bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes join conductor Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra. Quasthoff performs songs from Mahler's “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”; Andsnes plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17. The orchestra also plays works by Johann Strauss and Franz von Suppé (including Suppé's “Light Cavalry Overture”). Paula Zahn hosts.