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Cesare Civetta presents one-hour multimedia celebrations of the lives and work of many artists from whom he derives great inspiration. The programs are mixed media Powerpoint presentations and are highly successful. Here is a list of the artists and the venues where Civetta has presented these tributes:


 
 

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Cesare Civetta’s Lecture at the United Nations

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April 28, 2015 Cesare Civetta delivered his lecture entitled A Conductor Stands Up for Justice: How Toscanini Fought Hitler’s Persecution of the Jews at the United Nations during the annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremonies at the invitation of B’nai B’rith.

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(on right) After the United Nations lecture, Cesare Civetta with Emily Kessler, a 99-year-old musician from Ukraine who escaped the Holocaust.
 

Cesare Civetta’s Lectures at the 92nd St Y


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Documentaries

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…

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The Genius and Tragedy of Jacqueline du Pré

A profile of one of the greatest cellists: a starburst, and one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century.

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The Great Artur Rubinstein

Cesare civetta, conductor of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra explores the life and music of Rubinstein!

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Scott Joplin: The King of Ragtime

The fascinating life and beautiful music of a composer WAY ahead of his time.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Pete Seeger, A Great American Patriot

The story of how one man with a banjo unified and strengthened the movements to unionize workers, fight for civil rights and oppose war.

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