CBS NEWS SPECIAL: STRAVINSKY (TV)

Summary

Narrated by Charles Kuralt, this program celebrates the 83rd birthday of composer/conductor Igor Stravinsky. Stravinsky's childhood in Russia is described. Film shot during the spring of 1965 includes Stravinsky visiting with Leonide Massine, Jr., at the Paris Opera Ballet School; conducting a performance of "The Rite of Spring" with the Warsaw Opera Ballet; an interview with Stravinsky's associate Robert Craft; Stravinsky speaking with students at the University of Texas at Austin; and visiting with George Balanchine while Suzanne Farrell dances. Stravinsky conducts a piece performed by Benny Goodman, meets with Pope Paul VI in Rome, visits sculptor Alberto Giacometti in Paris, and conducts the Warsaw Philharmonic. Includes commercials.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by the CBS Foundation, 1998.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: May 3, 1966 Tuesday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:57:45
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T79:0194
  • GENRE: Arts documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Ballet
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1966
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

  • David Oppenheim … Producer, Writer
  • Charles Kuralt … Narrator
  • George Balanchine
  • Robert Craft
  • Suzanne Farrell
  • Alberto Giacometti
  • Benny Goodman
  • Leonide Massine
  • Paris Opera Ballet
  • Paul VI, Pope
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Warsaw Opera Ballet
  • Warsaw Philharmonic, The
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