- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
- Music Score
- Title Sequence
- Historical Importance
- Would You Recommend?
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glimpses of treasures from the past...
- John Akin
The obvious and significant value of the film is its enabling us to see some of the masters of a time now long past. I wish it were possible, however, for TCM or someone affiliated with it to work on the film so as to synchronize the audio with the video of the performances. It is especially very frustrating to hear and see Heifitz's bow and fingers alternate from being significantly ahead of to being behind (and seldomly with) the music.
CARNEGIE HALL MOVIE
- GERRI MATTSON
I SO ENJOYED THIS FILM. JUST TO WATCH THESE "BEST OF BEST" PERFORM ON FILM IN CARNEGIE WAS EXCEPTIONAL. TO SEE SOME OF THESE GREATS AND ENJOY THEIR BRILLIANCE IS EXCEPTIONAL... I WAS SPELLBOUND
What fabulous performances! I just happened to stumble upon this telecast.... I wish it was presented at an earlier time in the evening - or better yet, on a Saturday afternoon, when more young viewers could experience these stellar performances in a unique, two-hour presentation.
classical performances are preserved
- Buddy Dees
Carnegie Hall was shown again on TCM on the evening of Ocober 21, 2014. How fortunate that the performances of these famous 20th century musicians were preserved in this film. This was rarely done. Robert Osbourne mentioned that four days ago Marsha Hunt (who portrayed the mother in the film) turned 97 in California 4 days ago on October 17, 2014...she was 30 in 1947 when it was filmed.
- 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.