Spotlighting distinguished pianists, string players, composers and conductors. Offers engaging and informative discussions led by Istomin on the state of the art of music.


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Credited cast:
Emanuel Ax Emanuel Ax ...  Pianist
James Conlon James Conlon ...  Conductor
Leon Fleisher Leon Fleisher ...  Pianist
Gary Grafman Gary Grafman ...  Pianist
Lynn Harrell Lynn Harrell ...  Cellist
Yo-Yo Ma ...  Cellist
Zubin Mehta ...  Conductor
Ned Rorem Ned Rorem ...  Composer
Mstislav Rostropovich ...  Conductor


The programs for "Great Conversations in Music" were created and hosted by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians. The four-part series was commissioned by the Library of Congress in 2001 and produced and directed by Peter Rosen of Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. Filmed between December 2001 and March 2003 at the Library of Congress and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the television series spotlighted distinguished pianists, string players, composers and conductors and offered engaging and informative discussions led by Istomin on the state of the art of music. During his more than six decades as a world-class pianist, Eugene Istomin developed close friendships with nearly all of the great names in classical music; he drew on some of these in the closing years of his life to make this series of programs for the Library of Congress. Some of the treasures from the Library's collections sparked lively dialogs among the... Written by Library of Congress

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Conversation on Music


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Release Date:

1 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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