A conversation with Tennessee Williams, who discusses his plays, his family's influence on his writing and his youth in the South. Excerpts from film versions "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "The Glass Menagerie," are featured. Theodore Bikel is the program host.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Sir Georg Solti are spotlighted in a program that includes rehearsal and performance excerpts of music by Mahler, Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, and Richard Strauss. Host: Theodore Bikel.
A retrospective look at art works that were considered avant-garde in their day; and a visit to a modern-art festival that features laser and videotape technologies. Edwin Mullins provides the narration.
The Philadelphia Orchestra is spotlighted in this 1976 film. Included: an interview with former conductor Leopold Stokowski and performance excerpts of music by Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Brahms and Richard Strauss. Host: Theodore Bikel.
British writer Lawrence Durrell travels to Egypt, the site of his series of novels "The Alexandria Quartet," to discuss the colorful world his writing describes. Theodore Bikel is the host of the program.
The Cleveland Orchestra is the focus of this film, which traces the orchestra's development since it was founded in 1918. Included: commentary by music director Lorin Maazel; and a rare film clip of George Szell, the orchestra's principal conductor from 1946 until 1970.
A view of the sculpture and architecture of the Italian Baroque artist Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Among his creations observed: the piazza in front of St. Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican, and various fountains throughout Rome. Theodore Bikel is the host.