Video Features


Sammy Nestico

Trombonist in the Tommy Dorsey Band, arranger for the U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note,” arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra, composer for film and television, and a most gracious human being. After decades of success in music, Sammy Nestico shares some wise words.

J.S. Bach in the Court at Köthen

It may have been Bach’s favorite job, working from 1717 to 1723 as Kapellmeister for Prince Leopold in Köthen. It was there that Bach wrote his famous Brandenburg Concertos and Well-Tempered Clavier. Pressesprecher Christian Ratzel opened many doors in this lovely town for Professor Carol, allowing her to explore its arts and history.

Composing Music for Film

Composer Paul Cristo discusses writing music for film and television, using clips and his theme music from the film “Heal Thyself” to explain the computer technology and creative process.

Louis Nabors on Spirituals

Professor Carol’s interview with the late Professor Louis Nabors, an extraordinary bass who studied and performed negro spirituals and American work songs.

Art as a Symbol of Power

Professor Carol explains how the arts were used in the Court of Louis XIX and his grand palace of Versailles to convey absolute power.

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