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Sol Hurok discusses his career as an American impresario

BROADCAST: May. 4, 1971 | DURATION: 00:28:03

Synopsis

Sol Hurok discusses his work as an impresario, organizing events and bringing artists from around the world to the United States to perform. Studs Terkel plays songs by many of the artists and performers that Hurok has managed during the interview, including Feodor Chaliapin, Nellie Melba, Titta Ruffo, Luisa Tetrazzini, Sviatoslav Richter, Marian Anderson, and Arthur Rubinstein. Timestamps for each performance are as follows: 00:00:00-00:03:01 "Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5" by Feodor Chaliapin 00:06:26-00:09:20 "Romeo et Juliette (Juliette's Waltz)" by Nellie Melba 00:10:40-00:14:04- "Boris Godunov" by Feodor Chaliapin 00:20:00-00:22:50 "Luisa Tetrazzini" by Luisa Tetrazzini 00:24:20-00:26:28 "Traviata: Di Provenza" by Titta Ruffo 00:30:30-00:32:26 "Eugene Onegin, Op. 24" by the Royal Philharmonic Opera 00:34:50-00:37:27 "Piano Sonata No. 8 in B Flat Major" by Sviatoslav Richter 00:40:15-00:42:44 "Danse Moldave: Jok" by Choeur De L'armee Sovietique 00:48:00-00:50:43 "Mazurkas No. 23" by Artur Rubinstein 00:52:02-00:56:02 "Erlkonig" by Marian Anderson Music has been removed from this version for copyright reasons.