Conductors, performers and experts explore familiar pieces of classical music through their own personal experiences.
|01||01||Beethoven's 5th Symphony||20030429||20030727||Conductors Sir Roger Norrington and Leonard Slatkin and biographer John Suchet talk about Beethoven's 5th Symphony.|
|01||02||Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2||20030506||20030803|
|Pianists Peter Donohoe and Howard Shelley are joined by expert Ron Beech to discuss Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2.|
|01||03||Verdi's Requiem||20030513||20030810||Conductor Mark Elder, choral director, Simon Halsey and Verdi expert, Roger Parker discuss Verdi's Requiem.|
|01||04 LAST||Schubert's String Quintet||20030520||20030817||Cellist Steven Isserlis, violinist Levon Chilingirian and biographer Brian Newbould discuss Schubert's String Quintet.|
|02||01||Mahler's Fifth Symphony||20050201||begins with a solo trumpet call to a funeral march but ends in the most triumphant blaze of glory.|
And in between Mahler explores every emotion from rage and terror to love and bliss.
The Symphony was made famous by its Adagietto being featured in the film Death in Venice.
But conductor Sakari Oramo, composer Anthony Payne and musical expert Stephen Johnson draw out the thrill and beauty of each movement of this mighty 5th Symphony.
|02||02||Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto In E Minor.||20050208||Violinists Tasmin Little and Christian Tetzlaff discuss how it feels to play this beautiful concerto and why the music has such a profound effect on audiences.|
|02||03 LAST||Bach's St Matthew Passion||20050215||Conductor Paul Spicer, Singer Emma Kirkby and Musical expert Simon Heighes discuss how it feels to perform monumental piece of music, and why the music has such a profound effect on audiences.|