The Arts Videos

Visual and Musical Arts bring beauty into our lives. These stories explore and reveal the inspiration behind great artworks, the challenges to realize them, and their impact on the world.

See (and hear) an ancient instrument, called the harp guitar, as it is used to play Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella.

Abraham Lincoln enjoyed listening to music.

One of the Scottish ballads which Abe Lincoln loved was "Auld Robin Gray.

Baroque music is characterized by its non-stop pace.

Although Beethoven had performed his 4th Piano Concerto privately, in 1807, the public did not hear it until the 22nd of December, 1808.

Sviatoslav Richter plays the first movement (allegro assai) of Beethoven's Appassionata - Piano Sonata No.

Beethoven's Third Symphony, commonly known as the Eroica (Heroic) was revolutionary for its time.

In this clip, Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic as it plays the Overture to Beethoven's Fidelio (the later title given to his only ...

On the 17th of December, 1808, an announcement appeared in a Vienna newspaper.

In this clip, Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) conducts the NBC Orchestra's performance of Beethoven's Symphony No.

In this clip, Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) conducts the NBC Orchestra's performance of Beethoven's Symphony No.

On December 22, 1808, Beethoven starred in one of the most important concerts of his life.

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