classical music

James Levine: The Life In Music

James Levine Conducts The Bartered Bride

Watch Layla Claire and Paul Appleby perform in the Lindemann Young Artists production of The Bartered Bride, conducted by James Levine, and talk about the experience working with Maestro. This clip is an outtake from James Levine: America’s Maestro.

James Levine: The Life In Music

Interview with Filmmaker Susan Froemke

Susan Froemke answered questions via email about the making of the documentary James Levine: America’s Maestro. “I knew that Maestro Levine was a genius musically. I saw it every time I filmed him rehearsing with his orchestra, working with a renowned singer or coaching a young artist. What I wasn’t aware of was his business acumen—something often lacking in artists.”

James Levine: The Life In Music

James Levine Conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

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).

Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts

Outtakes from the Film

Watch outtakes from GLASS: A Portrait of Philip Glass in Twelve Parts, including performances by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies; Michael Riesman and Kronos Quartet; Wu Man; UAKTI and The Philip Glass Ensemble.

Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts

Philip Glass Photo Gallery

View photos shot during the making of the American Masters film, Glass: A Portrait of Philip Glass in Twelve Parts.

Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts

GLASS: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th birthday in 2007. Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents – from his annual ride on the Coney Island “Cyclone” to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany and in […]

Menuhin: A Family Portrait

About Yehudi Menuhin

“There is … no definitive interpretation for Menuhin but the search for repose, for a place where music, far from any pretension, vibrates naturally, where it can breathe more than show off.” -Eric Taver Yehudi Menuhin had one of the longest and most distinguished careers of any violinist of the twentieth century. The child of […]

Leonard Bernstein: Reaching For The Note

Reaching for the Note

A presence on Broadway, in Hollywood, at Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein was a major force in twentieth century music. His exuberant and dramatic style caught the heart of America, bringing classical music to thousands of people from diverse backgrounds. More than any American conductor before him, Bernstein expanded the audience […]

Rubenstein Remembered

About Arthur Rubinstein

“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. […]