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Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison
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Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Don Quixote
Feodor Chaliapin

8th Van Cliburn Competition
Here to Make Music

Lotte Lehmann:
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Anna Russell:
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The Great Waltz
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D’Oyly Carte

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Munsel, Drake

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La Gran Scena
Opera parodies by the
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Vera: Life of a Diva
Vera Galupe-Borszkh looks back
Vera Galupe Borszkh in Recital
produced by the founder of
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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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VAI DVD 4298, $34.95

A film about one composer's life and music during the great Soviet experiment

Winner - Best Documentary Award at the Hollywood Film Festival in Los Angeles

Peter Rosen’s latest work is a grand tribute to the great Armenian composer in his centennial year and a daring, yet moving study of his complex life under Stalin’s tyranny. The film is about the life of a composer creating in the darkness of a tragic era. Like most Soviet citizens, Khachaturian hid a complex private life behind a mask of Communist loyalty.

Musical segments include excerpts from Spartacus and Gayne ballets, the Violin Concerto and as a DVD bonus Mstislav Rostropovich in a complete performance of the Concerto- Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra .

133 min. B&W and Color.


Narrated by Eric Bogosian

Music played by the Armenian Philharmonic conducted by Loris Tjeknavorian


- Khachaturian: Concerto- Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra

Mstislav Rostropovich, cello/ State Orchestra of the USSR/ Aram Khachaturian

- Making "Khachaturian" (behind the scenes with the filmmakers)

- Piano Concerto - Third Movement (music video)

Dora Serviarian-Kuhn, piano;Armenian Philharmonic/ Loris Tjeknavorian

Playable in all regions.

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