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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 29, Episode 7 The Art of Violin

First Aired: December 11, 2001

“The Art of Violin,” a documentary saluting virtuosos of the 20th century, includes performance clips and comments from Itzhak Perlman and others. Among those featured: Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern. Also: a remembrance of three artists whose careers ended early.