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Masterpieces old and new

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 1)Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 2)Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (parts 3 - 4 )Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, a conducting lesson by Gerard Schwarz (1st Movement) Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, an appreciation by Leon Botstein
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 1)Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 2)Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 3)Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 4)
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Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish". Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 1)Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish". Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 2)Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish". Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 3)Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish". Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 4)Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish". Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 5)
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Johannes Brahms: "Academic Festival Overture", analysis by Gerard Schwarz
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Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World," analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 1)Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World," analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 2)Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World," analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 3)Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World," analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 4)Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World", a commentary by Joseph Horowitz
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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 – 1st Movement . Analysis by Gerard SchwarzGustav Mahler – Second Symphony. An appreciation by Gilbert Kaplan
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Discovering Stravinsky's "Firebird" : The story and the music
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Maurice Ravel: "Daphnis et Chloé", analysis by Gerard Schwarz
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Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5. Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 1)Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5. Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 2)Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5. Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 3)Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5. Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 4)
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Introduction to Philip Glass' "Harmonium Mountain"
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"Adieu": The composer and his work
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"Of Paradise and Light": The composer and her work
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Bright Sheng: "Black Swan". The composer and his work
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Richard Danielpour. Piano Concerto No.4, Movement III: The composer and his work
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"Blast!": Composer and his work
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"Avanti!": Composer and her work
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"The Poet's Hour": Composer and his work

About this unit

Discover what makes a masterpiece by learning how classical works are composed. Music Director Gerard Schwarz explains the history, context and compositional techniques behind famous orchestral works, from Beethoven to leading composers of the present day.