- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
- Music Score
- Title Sequence
- Historical Importance
- Would You Recommend?
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- Buddy Dees
I believe the harp in the show was manufactured in Chicago in 1940 and was used for decades in Carnegie Hall. I believe it was sold in 1980's and is now in Dallas....who knows the history of that particular harp in the movie? I loved the movie on TMC this week.
Thank God for Film
- marianne watts
Last nite I watched "Carnegie Hall". True, plot was thin, but this movie was meant to showcase the musical geniuses of yore. Alas, they are all gone, but we have them on film. I have never seen the likes of Artur Rubenstein, such a magnificent and gifted pianist! And Heifitz, more magnificence! The vocalists, the symphony orchestras, the conducters; FABULOUS!!!! What a refreshing treat; such beauty. This ugly world needs to be exposed more to this beauty. Thank you, Robert Osbourne and Turner Classics! My one complaint is that the movie played at 2am here in Philadelphia. Please "Play it again, Sam" at an earlier time!!!
Michael, answering your questions: The great Jascha Heifitz performed the Concerto for Violin in G Major by Tchaikovsky. The magnificent Arthur Rubenstein played the Polanise in A Flat by Chopin. Gorgeous music throughout, all worthy of Carnegie Hall.
credit for the performers
- Michael Bates
Michele has it right: silly plot, phoned-in acting, wonderful shots of Carnegie and NY, brilliant musical performances. What I can't find is a list of the performances linked to the music, the composers, and the performers. Who was the fabulous violinist in the Tchaikovsky concerto? Who wrote the rhapsody attributed to Tony Salerno? I'll be watching for this one when they "play it again." Michael
How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
- Barbara Linick
I watached this movie in amazement: I grew up right across the street from the entrance to C.H., and watched for two decades as millions of peoplel came and went. This movie is historically accurate in that you see the actual inside and outside of the building, in a time period that many Baby Boomers will well remember. Street lights, automobiles, vintage EVERYTHING. Delightful and magical to see the true past of oneof our greatest institutions and famous musicians from around the world. They ALL made it to Carnegie Hall!
For all the details on this movie, read the "Misc Notes" section. But all you really need to know is that this is the long-hair version of 1943's "Reveille With Beverly". The plot is equally silly and the music is equally brilliant.