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2.110350 - ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA (THE): Program 5: Relationships in Music / Program 6: The Living Art Form (G. Schwarz) (NTSC)

The All-Star Orchestra gives you a front row seat to the world’s greatest music, performed by top players chosen from over 30 great American orchestras, and conducted by Gerard Schwarz. The programs feature complete performances of popular masterpieces and world premieres of new works by leading American composers. Filmed in High-Definition with 19 cameras during a once-a-year ‘summit’ in New York’s historic Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center, the All-Star Orchestra celebrates the symphonic experience in the 21st century.

Program 5: Relationships in Music
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Robert Schumann: Symphony No 3 ‘Rhenish’

Robert Schumann’s wife Clara was herself a gifted pianist and composer. She became a lifelong friend and source of inspiration for Schumann’s protégé Johannes Brahms. This program will explore the turbulent musical and emotional relationships between these three, and the masterpieces that they produced.

Program 6: The Living Art Form
Richard Danielpour: Piano Concerto No 4 ‘A Hero’s Journey’: 3rd Movement
Samuel Jones: Concerto for Violoncello
Joseph Schwantner: The Poet’s Hour – Soliloquy for Violin

This program explores the creation of new concertos and the artistic process. Outstanding young soloists and leading American composers are featured in performance and in interviews.

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