Drummer Vinnie Sperrazza grew up in the Utica, New York area, and earned a degree in jazz studies from William Paterson University. While at WPU, he began a long-term musical relationship with the legendary pianist James Williams, which continued until Mr. Williams' passing in July 2004. Through the auspices of Mr. Williams, he performed in many memorable club engagements, concerts, and recordings with such individuals as Clark Terry, Bill Mobley, Steve Wilson, Javon Jackson, Richard Davis, and Mulgrew Miller.
In June 1945 Otto Frank, a survivor of Auschwitz, returned to Amsterdam. Around the same time that he learned his family had been killed in the camps, his daughter Anne's diaries came into his possession. In this first ever documentary on the life of Otto Frank several of his personal friends relate their experiences with this exceptional man, like his stepdaughter Eva Schloss, girlfriends of Anne and Margot and members of the Frank family.
Otto Klemperer was very much a man of the theatre. “Here, opera and drama were truly united,” he said of his time at Berlin’s Kroll Theatre, a progressive and influential force in the heady years of the Weimar Republic. He was also a man with a sharp sense of humour: this performance of Mendelssohn’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream both glows with enchantment and sparkles with wit.
Objects have traditionally taken a back seat to subjects in most research into grammatical relations-and justifiably so, it could seem, in as much as subject is the primary grammatical relation outranking the relationally secondary objects in overall significance. …