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Season 9 (NBC) (1966-67)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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NBC

9.01 [105] THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA: ONE MAN'S TRIUMPH
04-Dec-1966
Executive producer Barry Wood
Producer Nathan Kroll
Conductor Donald Voorhees
Host Irving Kolodin

Summary:
Program profiles George Szell, conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. Hosted and narrated by Irving Kolodin, the program begins with Szell leading the orchestra in a rehearsal of the Brahms "Academic Festival Overture." Next, Szell and concertmaster Rafael Druian discuss and rehearse Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, with Druian playing the violin part and Szell playing the orchestral part on piano. The piece is further rehearsed with the full orchestra. After a short break, Szell and associate conductor Louis Lane discuss the interpretation of Mendelssohn's First Symphony. Szell moves on to a class meeting with three young conductors in his apprentice conductors program. The program concludes with Szell leading a rehearsal of the first two movements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, and then the final movement in a concert performance at Cleveland's Severance Hall.

9.02 [106] CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES
no. 66-2151
18-Dec-1966
Written by Margaret Lewerth
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Choreography John Butler
Donald Vorhees Conducts
Hosted by Florence Henderson
with performances by
Sherrill Milnes
Gianna d'Angelo
Brunilda Ruiz
Richard Gain
Anita Gillette
and Bruce Yarnell.

The history and customs of Christmas are presented by baritone Sherrill Milnes and soprano Gianna d'Angelo of the Metropolitan Opera, musical-comedy performers are Anita Gillette and Bruce Yarnell.
Hostess Florence Henderson reads the Nativity story.

Highlights:
Sherrill Milnes performs Middle Ages: "In Dulci Jubilo" and 'O Come, Emmanuel'.
Gianna d'Angelo sings "Coventry Carol" and "Maria Walks Amid the Thorns".
The Chorus sings "Young and Old Must Raise the Lei" and "March of the Kings".
Florence Henderson sings Renaissance: "The First Noel".
Gianna d'Angelo does "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella".
The Chorus performs Bach's Christmas Oratorio, "The Cherry Tree Carol".
Anita Gillette sings from the 19th Century: "O Little Town of Bethlehem".
Bruce Yarnall performs "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "The Wassail Song".
All join in for "Joy to the World".

9.03 [107] FIRST LADIES OF OPERA
no. 67-2
01-Jan-1967
Written by Robert Sherman
Directed by Kirk Browning
Producer Dan Lounsbery
With performances by
Birgit Nilsson
Leontyne Price
Joan Sutherland
and Renata Tebaldi.

This program presents performances by four women opera singers Birgit Nilsson, Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi and discussions between them and the host about their careers.

Highlights:
Birgit Nilsson performs Wagner's Tannhauser "Dick, teure halle" and Puccini's Turandot "In questa reggia".
Leontyne Price singing an aria from Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur," and "Pace, Pace, Mio Dio" from "La Forza Del Destino".
Joan Sutherland singing the "Bell Song" from "Lakme," an aria from Luigi and Federico Ricci's "Crispino E La Comare".
Renata Tebaldi singing "Voi Lo Sapete" from "Cavalleria Rusticana," and "Suicidio" from "La Gioconda."

9.04 [108] THE SOUNDS AND SIGHTS OF SAN FRANCISCO
29-Jan-1967
Written by Ed Spiegel
Directed by Ed Spiegel
Produced by Ed Spiegel
Director of photography Eric Daarstad
Narrated by Carl Princi
Hosted by Donald Voorhees
with performances by
musician John Handy
Opera singer Sylvia Davis
dancer Zola Dishong
young pianist Patricia Michaelian
husband and wife pianists Milton and Peggy Salkind
rock group Jefferson Airplane
and the San Francisco Ballet.

Highlights:
This San Francisco music tour swings from jazz to opera.
John Handy, top alto saxophonist in the Downbeat Jazz Critics' Poll, plays at Stern Grove
before an audience of 22,000.
Sylvia Davis and the San Francisco Opera Company rehearse and perform Mozart's The marriage of Figaro.
Zola Dishong dances to the electronically composed Le tombe de Edgar Allan Poe.
Jefferson Airplane perform "It's No Secret".
Young pianist Patricia Michaelian, appearing with the San Francisco Symphony.
husband-and-wife pianists Milton and Peggy Salkind and the San Francisco Ballet.
Songs include "Spanish Lady", Scheme no. 1--Handy, Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor--Michaelian, Chopin's Variations in D Major, Gravities, Polka.

9.05 [109] EL PRADO: MASTERPIECES AND MUSIC
23Apr67
Produced & directed by Nathan Kroll
With performances by
Andres Segovia
Victoria de los Angeles, opera singer
Alicia de Larrocha, pianist
Roque Montoya, flamenco dancer

For "Bell's" last show of the season, classical guitarist Andres Segovia guides a tour of Spain's famed El Prado art museum.
El Prado contains many of the world's greatest art treasures, including masterpieces by Goya, Belazquez, and El Greco. While cameras roam the galleries, a group of outstanding Spanish musicians offers a musical interpretation of the paintings.

Highlights
Andres Segovia performs "Leyenda".
De Los Angeles perform "El Canape", "Maja de Paris", "Mariam Matrem".
De Larrocha perform "Ritual Fire Dance", "Dansa de la Pastora".
Roque Montoya dances "Ancient Flamenco Chant".

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