Features: Beethoven's music was both a reflection of the turmoil within his sould and the times in which he lived. Forced throughout childhood to practice and perform by a father who sought to exploit his son's great musical talents, the young boy became fiercely independent and rebellious. Inspired by the democratic ideals of the French Revolution..
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Amazing Music concerts are the perfect introduction to the orchestra, featuring fast-paced explorations led by Music Director Andrew Litton. Litton, who was inspired to become a conductor by Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts, is a strong advocate for music education as well as a charming host for the concer..
A unique video special that features the golden voiced Tony Bennett performing live in Atlantic City and interview clips in and around New York City in 1996. Also included are archive footage clips and contributions from many of his entertainment friends.
Features: Born in 1868 to former slaves, Scott Joplin grew up in the post-reconstruction south where African Americans were denied basic civil rights and economic opportunities. Despite these obstacles, he and others helped create a form of music that captured America's heart. The energy and feel-good spirit of this music spread across the Atlantic..