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Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost

Go inside the mind of a genius as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven's most personal music at a historic Berkshires manor to explore the composer’s brilliant career—where they are visited by some unexpected guests.
S49 E6 Length 54:25 Premiere: 10.29.21

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Great Performances

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Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

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Reopening - The Broadway Revival

Pull the curtain back on some of Broadway's most popular shows, including "Aladdin," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," "Wicked" and more, revealing how the New York theater industry turned the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history.

  • Sunday January 23, 2022 4:30 am ET on KET2
  • Sunday January 23, 2022 3:30 am CT on KET2
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Reopening - The Broadway Revival

  • Thursday January 20, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KET2
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From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022

  • Thursday January 6, 2022 4:00 am ET on KET
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Season 49 Episodes

Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival

S49 E16 Length 54:00 Premiere Date 1.18.22

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2022

S49 E15 Length 1:27:37 Premiere Date 1.1.22

Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole

S49 E12 Length 1:14:18 Premiere Date 11.27.21


S49 E10 Length 1:16:45 Premiere Date 11.26.21

Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony Reopening Night

S49 E9 Length 1:22:25 Premiere Date 11.19.21

Great Performances: A John Williams Premiere at Tanglewood

S49 E8 Length 1:24:55 Premiere Date 11.12.21

Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost

S49 E6 Length 54:25 Premiere Date 10.29.21

The Red Shoes

S49 E3 Length 1:37:53 Premiere Date 9.17.21

Yannick – An Artist’s Journey

S49 E1 Length 1:49:42 Premiere Date 9.3.21

Beethoven Interrupts His "Kreutzer" Sonata

Clip Length 01:20 Premiere Date 10.29.21

What was Beethoven's Favorite Key?

Clip Length 01:47 Premiere Date 10.29.21

Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost Official Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10.29.21

In Memoriam: Diahann Carroll

Clip Length 01:07 Premiere Date 10.4.19

Broadway's Best 2019

Preview Length 00:26 Premiere Date 11.1.19

Improvisations, Movement #3

Clip Length 04:26 Premiere Date 3.23.10

A Ballet in Sneakers: Jerome Robbins and Opus Jazz

Clip Length 09:48 Premiere Date 4.13.10

Interview with Patrick Stewart

Clip Length 03:16 Premiere Date 4.14.10

Harry Connick, Jr. About being on Great Performances

Clip Length 01:30 Premiere Date 2.24.11

Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10.27.11

Miami City Ballet's Edward Villella

Clip Length 06:47 Premiere Date 10.27.11

PBS Arts from New York: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central...

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 12.2.11

Interview with The Sea Witch

Clip Length 03:14 Premiere Date 12.15.11

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