Masterpieces old and new

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 – 1st Movement
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
Maurice Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloe
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Introduction to Philip Glass' "Harmonium Mountain"
Bernard Rands: Adieu
Augusta Read Thomas: Of Paradise and Light
Bright Sheng: "Black Swan", the composer and his work
Richard Danielpour: Piano Concerto No. 4, Movement III
David Stock: Blast!
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Avanti!
Joseph Schwantner: The Poet's Hour
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.