Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

Ormandy at 80

"Ormandy at 80." A tribute to music director Eugene Ormandy, who turned 80 on Nov. 18, 1979. He is seen conducting Rachmaninoff's Symphony in E Minor. The maestro also recalls his friendship with the late composer and discusses the distinctive sound of his orchestra. Taped at Philadelphia's Academy of Music. Martin Bookspan is the program host.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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)

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