...A Love Story lived to the world's greatest music...played by music's greatest artists!
In the tradition of Fantasia, Amadeus, and Shine, Edgar G. Ulmer's Carnegie Hall is an epic-length cinematic love letter to classical music. This was the first film ever permitted to be shot at Carnegie Hall, which was painstakingly restored to its original 1891 opening might splendor for the production
Actress Marsha Hunt said that Carnegie Hall was "probably the most exciting film experience I've ever had." Although Hunt receives top billing, the real stars of the picture are the musicians.
- Jascha Heifetz
- Rise Stevens
- Lily Pons
- Ezio Pinza
- Gregor Piatigorsky
- Arthur Rubinstein
- Jan Peerce
- the Vatican Choir
- Harry James
- and others conducted by Leopold Stokowski, Bruno Walter and Arthur Rodzinski!
It took the filmmakers three years of delicate scheduling to bring these luminaries together on screen.
When Carnegie Hall was Later shown on TV, its 134 minutes length had to be trimmed to accommodate commercials, so broadcasters cut out many of the dazzling musical sequences. All Day Entertainment is proud to present the original, uncut edition of Carnegie Hall exclusively on DVD as part of our ongoing Edgar G. Ulmer Collection.
"Carnegie Hall is a film that deserves the attention of all who enjoy the best in music. It presents fourteen classics performed in person, by artists internationally conceded to be of the finest. All musicians truly interested in the advancement of musical culture in our country should help to assure its success."