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Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (#3813() Duration: 58:10 STEREO TVG
Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour (#3804H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG
Released in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" was arguably ahead of its time, with its mostly improvised and loosely plotted script providing a charming comic showcase for The Fab Four and their idiosyncratic sense of humor. The film recounts a series of episodic misadventures of John, Paul, George and Ringo on a bus tour with a cast of eccentric characters including Auntie Jessie, tour director Jolly Jimmy Johnson, tour hostess Miss Wendy Winters and conductor Buster Bloodvessel. Newly restored, the often antic production numbers feature such now Beatles standards as "Magical Mystery Tour," "The Fool on the Hill," "I Am the Walrus" and "Hello, Goodbye."
La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema (#3913H) Duration: 1:26:46 SRND51 TVPG
Dawning in the dark aftermath of World War II, the fertile mid-century decades of Italian cinema delighted international movie audiences with an eclectic mix of movie classics from groundbreaking directors including Frederico Fellini, Franco Zeffirelli, Sergio Leone and others. And a major component of Italian cinema's enduring popularity continues to be a lush selection of sweeping film scores by composers like Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. Featuring Josh Groban, Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell, GP partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a romantic concert of audience favorites with music from 81/2, Amarcord,Once Upon a Time in the West, Cinema Paradiso, Life Is Beautiful, Il Postino and more.
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Bryan Adams In Concert (#3911B) Duration: 1:55:49 SRND51 TVG
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L'Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Company (#4005H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG
Twenty-six years after its premiere, Mark Morris' "L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato" (acclaimed by "The New York Times" as a "work of genius") finally makes its GREAT PERFORMANCES debut. Set to Handel's baroque classic, Morris' thrilling masterwork features a colorful array of dancers moving in fervent joy. The concert-length dance features the Mark Morris Dance Group accompanied live by the Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus.
Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert (#3914H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that captivate and transcend boundaries. In her latest album, Nostalgia, Lennox reveals yet another dimension to her formidable talent. Although jazz is not the genre for which she is best known, she could no longer resist the magnetic pull of some of the most memorable melodies and lyrics from the American Songbook - songs like "Summertime," "Georgia on My Mind," "You Belong to Me," "I Cover the Waterfront" and "God Bless the Child." Lennox's sublime interpretations bring a hypnotic intimacy to these timeless classics.