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SUNDAYARTS VIDEO : Music

Distinctive, innovative and beloved around the world, Ella Fitzgerald sang sultry ballads and swinging pop standards, earning 13 Grammy Awards and selling more than 40 million albums. It would be impossible to overestimate her influence on the next generation of performers. Many of them – including Patti Austin, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Ruben Studdard, Nancy [...]

New SundayArts host Paula Zahn interviews the renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. Playing piano and conducting are his lifelong passions. He recently retired after 15 years as the conductor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Currently he is the Berlin State Opera’s music director and principle guest conductor at Milan’s La Scala. Barenboim recently performed [...]

Stage, screen and recording legend Julie Andrews rings in the new year as the host of the annual holiday celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic. In the stately splendor of Vienna’s Musikverein, Daniel Barenboim leads a rousing program of Strauss favorites, including the breathless “Eljen a Magyar” polka, the “Radetzky March” and the beloved “Blue Danube” waltz. This year also [...]

The Richard Tucker Opera Gala concert from New York’s Lincoln Center features celebrated stars such as Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Simon Keenlyside, Diana Damrau and others singing popular pieces by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Wagner and Bernstein. Maestro Asher Fisch conducts members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Choral Society.

David Finckel and Wu Han are a power couple in American music. Co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, they also have impressive solo careers and their own record label.

Live from the Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse, violinist Gil Shaham plays the music of Sarasate with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Gino Francesconi, director and archivist of Carnegie Hall’s Rose Museum, gives viewers a look at the current exhibition – Leonard Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds. The exhibition is part of a special tribute to the late Bernstein – composer, performer, conductor and teacher – on the 90th anniversary of his birth.

GREAT PERFORMANCES returns to Carnegie Hall’s famed stage for another opening night gala concert, featuring the acclaimed San Francisco Symphony under the baton of its legendary conductor and musical director, Michael Tilson Thomas. With August 25, 2008, marking Leonard Bernstein’s 90th birthday, Thomas leads the orchestra in an all-Bernstein program celebrating the composer’s remarkable contributions [...]

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of baseball theme songs, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts presents a tribute to the sport and the musicians who love it, organized around the lyrics — beginning with a history of the song and its creators. “Take me out with the crowd” focuses on composers who [...]

In this unique concert, the legendary Paul McCartney returns to Studio 2 at London’s Abbey Road Studios (where most of the Beatles’ recordings were made) for a fascinating journey through his songwriting career, from his very first Beatles song to the work for his new album, CHAOS AND CREATION IN THE BACKYARD. Using a selection [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.