On the program are Berlioz's Queen Mab Scherzo and Symphonie Fantastique.
This WILL-TV-produced documentary features historical reenactments and interviews with prominent Lincoln scholars, including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Douglas Wilson, Michael Burlingame and Orville Vernon Burton.
Is space the place for you? With a hefty amount of moolah, a trip there and back can be all yours. But when the price comes down, traffic into space may make the L.A. freeway look like a back-country lane.
Space is more accessible than it once was, from the development of private commercial flights … to a radical new telescope that makes everyone an astronomer … to mining asteroids for their metals and water to keep humanity humming for a long time.
Plus, move over Russia and America: Why the next words you hear from space may be in Mandarin.
Leonard David – Space journalist, writer for SPACE.com
Mario Juric – Astronomer working on data processing for the LSST – the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
John Lewis – Chemist, professor emeritus of planetary sciences, University of Arizona, chief scientist, Deep Space Industries
Philip Lubin – Professor of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
James Oberg – Retired NASA rocket scientist, space historian, and a self-described space nut
The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and longest river. It is both a barrier and highway — a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on little-known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else. For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson lives on the river — camping on its banks, exploring its countless tributaries in a traditional canoe, following the river from dawn to dusk through the four seasons, on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon as it has never been seen or heard or experienced before.
PBS spotlights the girl groups and solo singers from the early and mid-1960s in an all-archival celebration that features original performances. 60s Girl Grooves (My Music) curates worldwide video archives with rare footage from the vaults.
“This period in American pop music was very special,” says series creator T.J. Lubinsky. “It was a time of innocence, angst, puppy love, heartbreak and, most of all, great memories of carefree youth — like the feeling of that one memorable summer we all had in our teens — wherever we were hearing these songs on the radio.” It’s early rock and pop at its best on PBS, hosted by the always vivacious and “Supreme” Mary Wilson.
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The program features these performances:
• “Please, Mr. Postman” – The Marvelettes
• “My Boyfriend’s Back” – The Angels
• “Heatwave” – Martha & the Vandellas
• “Remember, Walking in the Sand” – The Shangri-Las
• “Give Him a Great Big Kiss” – The Shangri-Las
• “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” – The Shirelles
• “Da Doo Ron Ron” – The Crystals
• “Be My Baby” – The Ronettes
• “Gee Whiz” – Carla Thomas
• “A Lovers Concerto” – The Toys
• “I Will Follow Him” – Little Peggy March
• Hits Medley: “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “I Hear A Symphony” – The Supremes
• “The Loco-Motion” – Little Eva
• “Mashed Potato Time” – Dee Dee Sharp
• “My Guy” – Mary Wells
• “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” – Barbara Lynn
• “I Only Want to Be With You” – Dusty Springfield
• “What the World Needs Now Is Love” – Jackie DeShannon
• “The End of the World” – Skeeter Davis
• “It’s My Party” – Lesley Gore
• “Johnny Angel” – Shelley Fabares
• “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” – Betty Everett
• “Yes, I’m Ready” – Barbara Mason
• “My Love “– Petula Clark
• “Rescue Me” – Fontella Bass
• “Respect “– Aretha Franklin
From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances — no plate spinners or dancing elephants — that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement.
The Beatles kick things off with their million-selling #1 chart debut “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” followed by another John-Paul-George-Ringo smash, “She Loves You.” Other featured British Invasion icons are the Rolling Stones (“[I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction”), Gerry & the Pacemakers (“Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying”), the Animals (“We Gotta Get Out of This Place”), Herman’s Hermits (“Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”) and Petula Clark with her Grammy-winning evergreen “Downtown.”
More vocal group greats who sing top hits of the decade include the Beach Boys with a pair of their gold records, “I Get Around” and “Good Vibrations,” and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons with their chart topper from 1962, “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK AND ROLL CLASSICS: THE 60s remembers the Mamas & the Papas, who bridged the generation gap with their soaring harmonies, with their unforgettable anthem “California Dreamin’“ and its follow-up, “Monday, Monday.”
The program includes a joyful batch of “groovy sounds” represented by such beloved ensembles as the Turtles (“Happy Together”), the Young Rascals (“Groovin’,” “Good Lovin’”) and the Supremes (“You Can’t Hurry Love”), all #1 favorites still played on the radio today.
The 60s were also a time of psychedelic sounds, most famously immortalized by Jim Morrison and the Doors with their 1967 masterpiece “Light My Fire.” “Crimson & Clover” by Tommy James is another era-defining hit. Sly & the Family Stone sing their groundbreaking hits “Everyday People” and “Dance to the Music,” bringing racial equality to rock music.
Here's the track list for Vincent Trauth's program of love themes and romantic music for Valentine's Day.
MOZART: Serenade: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525, in G: 2. Romanze. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
ROTA arr. Carmen DRAGON: Love Theme from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (‘A Time For Us’). (unnamed pianist)/Cincinnati Pops Orch./Erich Kunzel
PUCCINI: arr. Craig LEON: O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schicchi.” Joshua Bell, vln. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/M.Stern
MORRICONE: Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme).Gilda Butta, piano/Accademia Nazionale Italiana – Rome/Morricone
KHACHATURIAN: Adagio from ‘Spartacus’. Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch./Lawrence Foster
KORNGOLD: The Adventures of Robin Hood: Robin and Marian: Love Theme. Itzhak Perlman, vln.; Boston Pops Orch./John Williams
BEETHOVEN: Fur Elise, (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 49). Anatol Ugorski, piano
MYERS: Cavatina from the Deer Hunter (1975). John Williams, guitar (uncredited players/John Williams)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Chicago Symphony Orch./Sir Georg Solti
DELIBES: Excerpt from the “Flower Duet” from Lakme. Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Allan Vogel, oboe; Dennis Helmrich, piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467: 2. Romanze, “Elvira Madigan." Alicia DeLarrocha, pno.; English Chamber Orch./Sir Colin Davis
STEINER: Theme (“Young Love”) from “A Summer Place” (1959). City of Prague Philharmonic Orch./Kenneth Alwyn
KREISLER: Liebeslied; Liebesfreud. Kyung Wha Chung, violin; Phillip Moll, piano
ROTA: Love Theme (“Speak Softly, Love”) from “The Godfather” (1972). City of Prague Philharmonic Orch./Paul Bateman
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op.18. Sviatoslav Richter, pno.; Warsaw Philharmonic Orch./Stanislaw Wislocki
SCRIABIN: Etude in D-sharp minor, op.8, no.12. Vladimir Horowitz, pno.
CHOPIN: Excerpt from Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat. Maria Tipo, pno.