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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 33, Episode 6 From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2006

First Aired: January 1, 2006

“From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2006” presents Mariss Jansons conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in music mostly by Johann Strauss, including “Blue Danube Waltz,” “Spanish March”, “New Pizzicato Polka,” “Artist's Quadrille.” Also: a commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth (Jan. 27) includes “The Marriage of Figaro” Overture and a look at places where he lived in Vienna and Austria. Host: Walter Cronkite.

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