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James Levine: The Life In Music

Levine on Conducting

In this outtake from James Levine: America’s Maestro, James Levine gives an explanation of his unique approach to conducting an orchestra – how he believes in being a “teacher conductor.”

James Levine: The Life In Music

Levine on his Childhood

In this outtake from James Levine: America’s Maestro, James Levine remembers growing up with a father who led a dance band that broadcast from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and recalls his first piano lessons.

James Levine: The Life In Music

James Levine Instructs Ed Parks on his Figaro

In this outtake from James Levine: America’s Maestro, Levine instructs Ed Parks on how to be an Italian operatic Figaro, teaching him how to make the music his own.

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

Layla Claire Rehearses with James Levine

In this clip from James Levine: America’s Maestro, watch Maestro Levine rehearse with and give advice to the young artist Layla Claire in List Hall. James Levine: America’s Maestro premieres Wednesday June 1st, 2011 at 8 p.m. (check local listings).

James Levine: The Life In Music

James Levine Conducts Simon Boccanegra

In this clip from James Levine: America’s Maestro, hear a story from David Langlitz, the Principal Trombone for the Met Orchestra, that illuminates Levine’s unique sensitivity to sound and watch Levine conduct a dress rehearsal of Simon Boccanegra with Placido Domingo. James Levine: America’s Maestro premieres Wednesday June 1st, 2011 at 8 p.m. (check local […]

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Interview with Jeff Bridges

How much of “The Dude” is still in Jeff Bridges? In this interview, he talks about the surprising reasons why he agreed to be the subject of an “American Masters” documentary. Watch the full episode. See more American Masters.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Preview Clip

In this clip from “Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides” airing nationally Wednesday, January 12 at 8 p.m. (check local listings), Bridges visits the shop in New York’s Greenwich Village called The Little Lebowski dedicated to collector items for The Big Lebowski and explains how he first got involved acting for the Coen Brothers.

I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

Clips & Scenes: I.M. Pei Creating The Suzhou Museum Garden

In the creation of the garden for the Suzhou Museum, the area most central to any Chinese building, I.M. Pei uses a variety of techniques to create a rock design that is both minimal and modern as well as a reflection of traditional Chinese aesthetic. A production of PACEM Productions, distribution by by Bullfrog Films […]