All-Star Orchestra: Episode 2

April 1, 2020

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we will be sharing an episode of our Music Director Gerard Schwarz's Emmy-Award Winning PBS TV Series with the All-Star Orchestra.

Today's episode is entitled "What Makes a Masterpiece?" and features Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Harmonium Mountain by Philip Glass.

This program explores the creative process, tracing the genesis of Beethoven’s iconic symphony, and the development of a new work by a modern master. Introductory features demonstrate how short rhythmic and melodic motives evolve into vast symphonic organisms. Interviews include leading Beethoven scholars and the All-Star musicians.

We hope you have been enjoying this series! Be sure to tune in on Friday for the next episode!

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