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HEIFETZ

Cesare Civetta, conductor, explores the life and music of one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. Music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and others.


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Luciano Pavarotti: King of the High “C’s”

Music by Beethoven, Schubert, Tosti, Puccini, and others. An exploration of the life and art of the great tenor, the singer’s philosophy in his own words, and his incredible work with pop artists to raise money for many causes.




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Slava Rostropovich! The Courageous Humanitarian

A tribute to Mstislav Rostropovich, cellist, pianist, conductor, human rights activist. Music of Prokofiev, Haydn, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Bach, R. Strauss, and Popper. Thrown out of the former Soviet Union for sheltering Alexandr Solzhenitsen, and then appointed conductor of the National Symphony, Wash. D.C.


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Pablo Casals for Peace

A journey through the great Catalan humanitarian’s life and music, peace activist extraordinaire, cellist, pianist, composer, conductor, the marriage of an 80 year-old to a 20 year-old. Casals, who was still conducting and playing cello in Israel at 97!


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Toscanini & Wagner

Learn about Toscanini’s love for Wagner’s music and why the composer’s family held the maestro in the highest esteem among conductors.


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A Celebration of Charlie Chaplin

The tumultuous life and times of Charlie Chaplin, once the most famous man in the world. This video contains little known information about Chaplin’s fascinating private life and show excerpts from 19 Chaplin films including his anti Hitler film, The Great Dictator.


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How Shostakovich Survived to Protest Stalin’s Anti-Semitism

Let’s take a look at one of Russia’s praised musicians, who was censored under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin. Dmitri Shostakovich lived a worrisome life, but somehow was able to compose genius compositions under the worst of circumstances. Here in this movie you will see performances of his work by pianist Yuja Wang, cellists Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Mstislav Rostropovich, violinist David Oistrakh, & many more!



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Louis Armstrong: Poison in Their Coffee

Uncle Tom or revolutionary? A new take on the father of jazz. Created by Cesare Civetta and hunter ferguson, featuring rare recordings and footage, and little known details of the Ambassador of Goodwill.


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How Toscanini Fought Hitler’s Persecution of the Jews

Features interviews from conductor Cesare Civetta’s book, The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro, and the story of Toscanini’s defiance of Mussolini and protests against Hitler including Toscanini’s launching of the Israel Philharmonic.


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Victorious Tina Turner

The inspiring story of how she endured an abusive marriage for 16 years, her chanting of the Buddhist mantra Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, and her amazing rise to the top as one of the most electrifying entertainers ever. Narrated by Cesare Civetta.