Paley Presents Screenings

Spotlight on Vienna

Saturday, March 8, 2014
to Sunday, March 9, 2014
3:00 pm ET
New York

As part of Carnegie Hall's citywide festival Vienna: City of Dreams, the Paley Center is screening historic television broadcasts featuring the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera, plus a 1962 NBC News program on the political and cultural history of the city.

 

FREE for Paley Center Members 
Included with general admission ($10 for adults; $8 for students and senior citizens; $5 for children under fourteen)

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Saturday, March 8

3:00 pm
CBS News Special Report: Gala in Vienna (1961)
Charles Kuralt hosts this performance at the Schönbrunn Palace on the eve of the summit talks between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschchev (who are seen attending the concert with their wives). The Vienna Philharmonic and soloists Hilde Gueden and Waldemar Kmentt perform selections from The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus, and The Gypsy Baron. (CBS; 50 min.)

4:00 pm
Our Man in Vienna (1962)
An examination of the political, artistic, and culinary history of the Austrian capital, hosted by reporter David Brinkley. (NBC; 55 min.)

 

Sunday, March 9

3:00 pm
Beethoven’s Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna (1971)
Leonard Bernstein narrates and conducts excerpts from the Vienna State Opera production of Fidelio (with Gwyneth Jones and James King) and the final movement of the Ninth Symphony (with Gwyneth Jones, Shirley Verrett, Plácido Domingo, and Martti Talvela). (CBS; 90 min.)
 
4:30 pm
In Performance, Timeless Vienna (1981)
This program features the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Willi Boskovsky, and the Vienna Choir Boys in performances of highlights from the Viennese waltz repertoire—plus a segment on everyday life in Vienna. (CBS Cable; 55 min.)