Great Performances - Season 23

PBS Premiered Nov 04, 1972 In Season




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AIRED ON 1/18/2019

Season 46 : Episode 12

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AIRS ON 1/25/2019

Season 46 : Episode 13

Episode Guide

  • Legendary Maestros: The Art of Conducting
    Interviews and rare footage of rehearsals and older performances highlight the greatest conductors of the 20th century. Featured conductors include Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Thomas Beecham, Leonard Bernstein, Fritz Busch, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Serge Koussevitzky, Arthur Nikisch, Fritz Reiner, Leopold Stokowski, Richard Strauss, George Szell, Arturo Toscanini, Bruno Walter and Felix Weingartner.moreless
  • Talking With
    Talking With
    Episode 11
    Six dramatic monologues by Jane Martin are performed.
  • Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II
    A tribute to Oscar Hammerstein II on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, through performances of songs he wrote with composers Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers.
  • The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs
    This musical special celebrates German-born composer Kurt Weill. Songs include "Surabaya Johnny," "Lost in the Stars," and "September Song."
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1995
    The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, performs the music of the Johann Strauss family. The Vienna State Opera Ballet also performs. Walter Cronkite hosts.
  • Natalie Cole's Untraditional Traditional Christmas
    Natalie Cole sings traditional holiday songs, along with some new selections. Guests include the New York Restoration Choir and Elmo, the Muppet from Sesame Street.
  • The World of Jim Henson
    Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Jim Henson (1936-90), Emmy-winning puppeteer and creator of the Muppets.
  • Paddy Chayefsky's `The Mother'
    A 1994 production of Paddy Chayefsky's "The Mother." Anne Bancroft plays a widow trying to regain her own identity.
  • The Dangerous Liaisons
    The San Francisco Opera performs Conrad Susa's version of the French Novel.
  • Carnegie Hall Opening Night 1994
    The orchestra of London's The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields perform works by Mozart and Rossini for the opening night of Carnegie Hall's 1994 season.