From Mao to Mozart
1 hr 23 min
In 1979, as China re-opened its doors to the West, virtuoso Isaac Stern received an unprecedented invitation from its government to tour the country. This extraordinary experience became the landmark, Oscar-winning documentary From Mao to Mozart -- a beautiful expression of two different cultures brought together by a single man and the music that they share. During his month-long journey, Stern taught students the formerly forbidden music of Western classical masters. From one-on-one sessions and school visits to public performances with Chinese musicians, Stern relished the experience of meeting the people "first as musicians, then as friends."