Jack Benny, born in this day in 1894, was a television and radio entertainer from the 1930s through to his death in 1974. His career began as a violin playing vaudevillian and the violin remained a large part of his act.
The US-based early music ensemble Quicksilver Baroque performs a Sonata a Quattro (four parts plus continuo) by Johann Joseph Fux. Fux, who died 278 years ago today, is best known today for his treatise on counterpoint, the Gradus ad Parnassum , which the likes of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven ...
Using footage shot between 2009 and 2017, this documentary follows legendary violinist Ida Haendel as she negotiates life after having to give up the one constant in hers: public performance.
The dilm is directed by Christine Jezior.