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Explore the Symphony

By Canada's National Arts Centre

A classical music podcast. Join the National Arts Centre Orchestra's Marjolaine Fournier and one Canada's foremost music journalists, Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer, as they explore the symphonic form from Haydn to Shostakovich.

  1. 1.
    Carl Nielsen’s De fire Temperamenter03/07/2020
    51:11
  2. 2.
    Mozart and Religion01/22/2020
    57:15
  3. 3.
    Edvard Grieg11/06/2019
    1:01:10
  4. 4.
    Béla Bartók and Witold Lutosławski09/26/2019
    55:33
  5. 5.
    Verdi’s Requiem09/03/2019
    56:12
  6. 6.
    Claude Vivier04/02/2019
    48:14
  7. 7.
    Brahms’ and Schumann’s first symphonies01/30/2019
    38:34
  8. 8.
    Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem10/19/2018
    49:33
  1. 9.
    Schubert's Ninth Symphony09/27/2018
    46:04
  2. 10.
    You don’t have to be a music-lover to love Beethoven09/13/2018
    42:36
  3. 11.
    Anton Bruckner’s eighth symphony with the TSO04/13/2018
    40:06
  4. 12.
    Kaija Saariaho, Violin Concerto Graal théâtre03/22/2018
    56:52
  5. 13.
    Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade02/16/2018
    51:22
  6. 14.
    Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor Op 7712/23/2017
    1:14:48
  7. 15.
    Sibelius’ Symphonic Poems10/27/2017
    57:52
  8. 16.
    Jean Sibelius' First Symphony 09/29/2017
    1:00:18
  9. 17.
    Harry Somers - Louis Riel06/02/2017
    49:50
  10. 18.
    Sibelius' Majestic 2nd and 6th Symphonies03/15/2017
    49:43
  11. 19.
    Robert and Clara: The whirlwind love affair of Robert Alexander Schumann and Clara Josephine Wieck03/01/2017
    46:34
  12. 20.
    Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra01/24/2017
    1:08:07
  13. 21.
    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky: Pulcinella11/29/2016
    1:00:12
  14. 22.
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphonies no. 5 & 611/18/2016
    47:50
  15. 23.
    Wilhelm Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde06/06/2016
    1:02:49
  16. 24.
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Man Who Changed Movie Scores Forever04/22/2016
    48:33
  17. 25.
    The Music of George Gershwin11/20/2015
    53:40
  18. 26.
    Episode 43: Mahler Symphony No. 409/30/2015
    59:22
  19. 27.
    Episode 42: Anton Bruckner and his Ninth Symphony06/15/2015
    47:04
  20. 28.
    Episode 41: Maurice Ravel and his two Piano Concertos03/23/2015
    41:30
  21. 29.
    Episode 40: Jean-Marie Beaudet, founding father of the NAC Orchestra03/13/2015
    23:49
  22. 30.
    Episode 39: Schumann and the Rhine01/19/2015
    51:02
  23. 31.
    Episode 38: Brahms' Symphonies12/09/2014
    49:49
  24. 32.
    Episode 37: Hindemith10/08/2014
    46:56
  25. 33.
    Episode 36: Shakespeare09/22/2014
    42:24
  26. 34.
    Episode 35: Fauré05/06/2014
    38:55
  27. 35.
    Episode 34: Schoenberg03/20/2014
    40:54
  28. 36.
    Episode 33: Bruckner (Symphony no. 2)02/20/2014
    50:49
  29. 37.
    Episode 32: Shostakovich and his 10th Symphony01/20/2014
    41:59
  30. 38.
    Episode 31: Hector Belioz11/26/2013
    56:50
  31. 39.
    Episode 30: Richard Strauss10/23/2013
    44:40
  32. 40.
    Episode 29: Sibelius03/05/2013
    24:12
  33. 41.
    Episode 28: Shostakovich01/15/2013
    39:06
  34. 42.
    Episode 24: Dmitri Shostakovich01/07/2013
    39:48
  35. 43.
    Episode 23: Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky01/07/2013
    35:28
  36. 44.
    Episode 22: Sibelius Symphony No. 401/07/2013
    47:56
  37. 45.
    Episode 25: Carmina Burana01/07/2013
    37:30
  38. 46.
    Episode 27: Schumann10/16/2012
    31:28
  39. 47.
    Episode 26: Elgar09/10/2012
    45:00
  40. 48.
    Episode 21: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 411/03/2011
    1:07:44
  41. 49.
    Episode 20: The NAC Orchestra and Brahms’s final symphonies12/14/2010
    36:40
  42. 50.
    Episode 19: The NAC Orchestra and Felix Mendelssohn11/12/2010
    29:27
  43. 51.
    Episode 18: The NAC Orchestra's Mozart-Haydn Festival09/21/2010
    29:40
  44. 52.
    Episode 17: Mozart Concerto 23 for Piano and Orchestra04/20/2010
    26:07
  45. 53.
    Episode 16: Debussy's La Mer02/25/2010
    36:47
  46. 54.
    Episode 15: Bach!12/11/2009
    32:16
  47. 55.
    Episode 14: Beethoven Symphony No. 811/12/2009
    28:50
  48. 56.
    Episode 13: Berlioz Romeo and Juliet10/20/2009
    26:29
  49. 57.
    Episode 12: Mahler Symphony No. 110/08/2009
    38:59
  50. 58.
    Episode 11: Ravel Piano Concerto in G06/10/2009
    30:00
  51. 59.
    Episode 10: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 405/12/2009
    30:00
  52. 60.
    Episode 9: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 303/14/2009
    26:44
  53. 61.
    Episode 8: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 301/06/2009
    42:00
  54. 62.
    Episode 7: Chopin Piano Concerto No. 112/08/2008
    28:49
  55. 63.
    Episode 6: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 109/30/2008
    38:02
  56. 64.
    Episode 5: Bruckner Symphony No. 906/07/2008
    45:04
  57. 65.
    Episode 4: Brahms Symphony No. 405/13/2008
    42:45
  58. 66.
    Episode 3: Shostakovich Symphony No. 901/07/2008
    18:00
  59. 67.
    Episode 2: Dvořàk Symphony No. 911/29/2007
    46:00
  60. 68.
    Episode 1: Beethoven Symphony No. 910/01/2007
    51:00
  61. 69.
    Introduction09/18/2007
    17:00

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