The recording of the opening concert of Prague Spring 1968 captures conductor Karel Ancerl's performance of Smetana's My Country with the Czech Philharmonic. At the time of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 the conductor found himself in Toronto. Save for a single guest appearance in Prague in 1969, he was never to return to his country. The 2nd concert shows Ancerl in 1966 with the Czech Philharmonic and Polish violinist Henryk Szeryng performing Beethoven's violin concerto. The 1968 documentary is a unique encounter with Karel Ancerl. This picture of his personality is supplemented by a booklet of fascinating and not generally known biographical information.