A Concert for New York

About the Program

UPDATE: Due to the presidential address, the broadcast time of the concert on 9/11 has been changed to 9:30 p.m. In remembrance and renewal, THIRTEEN’S Great Performances will broadcast A Concert for New York , performed by the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 , led by Music Director […]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler’s 7th

Preview the Concert

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez will replace Music Director Riccardo Muti as conductor for the THIRTEEN Great Performances broadcast on Wednesday, October 27 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

Musicians Remember Karajan

In this clip violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Evgeny Kissin, and singers Christa Ludwig and Gundula Janowitz remember how Karajan pushed them in their art and to slow down and find expression in the music, even when the tempo he demanded was a technical impossibility for the performers. Also, see interviews with Karajan’s Daughters, Isabel […]

Preview of Karajan, Or Beauty as I See It

As music director of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years, Herbert von Karajan remains one of the most discussed, analyzed and written-about conductors of all time. He was called the ‘General Music Director of Europe,’ leading orchestras and opera houses in Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan and Paris to become one of the most respected, yet […]