International artists meet Czech minister Hajek, Evelyn Lear sings and pianist Rubinstein plays.
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Czech newsreel item. No title.
GV Exterior of Valdstejn Palace in Prague. CU Chandelier. Various shots, the Czechoslovak Minister of Education and Culture, Dr. Jiri Hajek, receives artists gathered for Prague's Music Festival. Various CUs of international artists: among them Yugoslavian composer Logar, Czech composer Dr Karel Reiner, member of the National Theatre Eva Zikmundova talking to an English critic, Australian Mr Spira, the Italian conductor Antonio Redrotti, the Czech conductor Zdenek Kosler and young Rumanian conductor Dieter Acker.
Various shots in the House of Artists, American singer Evelyn Lear sings an American song. MS Eric Werba on the piano accompanying Lear, pan to Evelyn Lear singing.
Various shots, Polish-born US / United States pianist Artur Rubinstein and his wife visiting the old Jewish cemetery in Prague. CUs Hebrew inscriptions on old grave stones. (Over this cut sequence we hear Brahms Piano Concerto being played by Rubinstein). MS The 80-year-old Artur Rubinstein seated at a concert piano playing Brahms Piano Concerto in B-Flat accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra of Czechoslovak Broadcasting, conducted by Czech conductor Vaclav Neuman. He receives a rapturous applause, shakes hands with the conductor and bows to the audience.
Note: Date on original record: 09/09/1966. Czech commentary. Alternative spellings: Artur / Arthur.