Rachmaninov's reputation rests largely on his piano concertos and his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Includes a special feature on American pianist Van Cliburn who won Russia's top piano
Sibelius (1865-1957) and Grieg (1843-1907) were 2 of the foremost composers to emerge from Scandinavia in the Romantic era. They complement each other well, with the Finnish master excelling in
This year is the 400th anniversary of William Byrd (ca 1540-1623), one of the greatest English composers. This course will consider the dangerous and tumultuous context of his life and
From the genius of Mozart (no.20), that prince of concerto writers, we will survey many of the peaks of the repertoire. Mighty Beethoven (no.3), lyrical Chopin (no.1), popular Grieg, symphonic
Mahler’s central triptych of purely orchestral symphonies offers a less fanciful, more mature and realistic approach than his early symphonies. The Fifth moves from death to life, the Sixth Mahler
Johannes Brahms (1833-97) and Robert Schumann (1810-56) were 2 of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Their lives were intertwined through the remarkable figure of Clara Schumann (1819- 96).