films, comedy, etc.

A Connecticut Yankee
(Rodgers & Hart) starring
Eddy Albert

Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison
Kiss Me, Kate


Florence Foster Jenkins
A World of Her Own

Carmen (1915 film)
starring Geraldine Farrar
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Don Quixote
Feodor Chaliapin

8th Van Cliburn Competition
Here to Make Music

Lotte Lehmann:
Master Class: Opera
Master Class: Lieder

- First Family of the Piano

Anna Russell:
First Farewell Concert
Crown Princess of Comedy

The Great Waltz
Munsel, Novotna

The Mikado
D’Oyly Carte

Naughty Marietta
Munsel, Drake

Glory of Spain
De Los Angeles,
De Laroccha, Segovia

La Gran Scena
Opera parodies by the
hilarious all-male troupe
Vera: Life of a Diva
Vera Galupe-Borszkh looks back
Vera Galupe Borszkh in Recital
produced by the founder of
La Gran Scena Opera Company!

PDQ Bach, Abduction of Figaro
Peter Schickele's zany comedy

What The Universe Tells Me

A Film About
Mahler's Third Symphony
- narrated by Stockard Channing

The Lovers' Exile (Chikamatsu)

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Casadesus: First Family Of The Piano
VAI, DVD 4276, $34.95

Documentary On Robert, Gaby & Jean Casadesus.

This documentary chronicles a true musical family dynasty. Though Robert Casadesus had the most visible career as a performing and recording artist, his wife, Gaby, and son, Jean, were fine musicians in their own right and frequently concertized independently. In “First Family of the Piano,” narrated by Jean, we meet the Casadesus family as performers and as devoted family members. Bonus features include performances by Robert, Jean and Gaby from the Bell Telephone Hour archives. 90 min., Color, Mono.

Music performed

Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58, IV. Finale: Presto non tano
Robert Casadesus

R. Casadesus: Concerto for three pianos and string orchestra, movement lll
Robert, Gaby, Jean Casadesus

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/William Steinberg

Debussy: Préludes, Book ll, Feux d'artifice
Jean Casadesus

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 - Presto
Jean Casadesus/Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra/Voorhees

Beethoven: Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 - Allegro ma non troppo
Robert Casadesus

Bach: Concerto for three pianos in D Minor, BWV 1063 - Allegro
Robert, Gaby, Jean Casadesus/Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra/Voorhees

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