Cab Calloway: Sketches

About the Documentary

“Hi de hi de hi de ho!” Charismatic music and dance pioneer Cab Calloway (12-25-1907 – 11-18-94) is an exceptional figure in the history of jazz. As a singer, dancer and bandleader, he charmed audiences around the world with his boundless energy, bravado and elegant showmanship. Calloway was also an ambassador for his race, leading […]

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 […]

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 […]

George Gershwin Remembered

About the Composer

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn in 1898, the second of four children from a close-knit immigrant family. He began his musical career as a song-plugger on Tin Pan Alley, but was soon writing his own pieces. Gershwin’s first published song, “When You Want ‘Em, You Can’t Get ‘Em,” demonstrated innovative new techniques, but only […]