In this clip from James Levine: America’s Maestro, Levine conducts the Met Opera Orchestra in their first rehearsal of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 at Carnegie Hall and engages the orchestra with his unique style of direction. James Levine: America’s Maestro premieres Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m. (check local listings).
Virtuoso violinist Isaac Stern is one of the twentieth century’s most renowned, celebrated and recorded musicians. He is widely recognized as an influential teacher, emissary, speaker, and humanitarian. He toured for the U.S.O. in World War II, opened the Soviet Union to cultural exchange during the Cold War, and helped save Carnegie Hall from the […]
“On stage, I will take a chance. There has to be an element of daring in great music-making. These younger ones, they are too cautious. They take the music out of their pockets instead of their hearts.” Born in Lodz, Poland, in 1887, Arthur Rubinstein became one of the great pianists of the twentieth century. […]