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The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014

Lang Lang Performs Strauss’ Burleske

Led for the first time by guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic performs Richard Stauss’ Burleske for Piano and Orchestra with piano virtuoso Lang Lang. Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 airs on Great Performances, Friday, August 22 at 9 pm on PBS.

GP at the Met: Così fan tutte

Photo Gallery: The Women of Così fan tutte

The women are not a united front in Mozart’s comic opera, Così fan tutte. Sisters succumb to the deceit of their fiancés at different times, and the maid they employ is out to fool them both.

Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

A Yidishe Mame (A Jewish Mother)

Songwriter and pianist Neil Sedaka introduces the song “A Yidishe Mame” (A Jewish Mother), a popular Yiddish classic with Vaudeville roots. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot perform it, backed by The Klezmer Conservatory Band and The Rejoice Chamber Orchestra. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot perform the popular Yiddish classic with Vaudeville roots “A […]

Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

Yism’Khu (They Shall Rejoice)

Let the festivities begin as violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot perform the opening song Yism’Khu (They Shall Rejoice) backed by The Klezmer Conservatory Band and The Rejoice Chamber Orchestra. The video includes English subtitles for the song lyrics.

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

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Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

Dudamel on Verdi’s Requiem, Plus Primer

LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel can describe Verdi’s Requiem as passionately as he conducts it. “The theatrical elements of this piece is incredible,” says the famous conductor in this interview with rehearsal footage. Using his hands, singing, growls and poetic descriptions, Dudamel conveys the intense emotions of Verdi’s Requiem in this excerpt from Great […]

King Lear, Starring Ian McKellen

A Scene of Madness

While King Lear seems to be about the madness of Lear, the play is actually saturated with various kinds of madness. Edmund is deranged in some ways. Kent’s behavior towards Oswald makes no sense. The daughters obviously lose it, and the Fool certainly puts on an antic disposition. For his part, Edgar feigns madness in […]