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Performance of Orpheus descending
Monsters, imagination and violence in children's literature are all topics of Maurice Sendak's book, "Where the Wild Things Are." When writing the book, Sendak used his own experiences as a little boy, remembering that the monsters in the family were relatives on his mother's side. There are two excerpts of composer Oliver Knussen.
Discussing "The Mikado," with opera singer Donald Adams.
Gian Carlo Menotti discusses his career, his operas, and his colleagues. Menotti's operas they discuss are "Amelia goes to the Ball", "The Consul", and "The Medium".
Discussing the opera "Hydrogen Jukebox," with poet Allen Ginsberg and composer Philip Glass.