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Classical Rewind

Written by witf | Feb 23, 2014 6:55 AM

Hosted by Martin Goldsmith (classical music host on SiriusXM and former host of NPR’s Performance Today), CLASSICAL REWIND takes viewers on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters. This visual and auditory joyride offers a fanciful look at the classical masterpieces, providing spectacular video of dancers, phantoms, masked men, and fireworks to accompany each composition. Goldsmith brings his expertise to the podium, adding insight on the history and creation of this stunning music. CLASSICAL REWIND (MY MUSIC) is part of special programming premiering on witf on March 1 at 7 p.m., March 9 at 7:30 p.m., and March 13 at 8 p.m.

In this engaging welcome to the world of classical hits, viewers will experience the beauty and romance of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and the dramatic power of Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” combined with a visual feast to match each piece. Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Stewart Copeland of The Police are among the performers who bring their personal reflections on the enduring legacy of these masterpieces.

CLASSICAL REWIND (MY MUSIC) features these performances:

• Eine kleine Nachtmusik − Mozart
• “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt − Edvard Grieg
• Toccata and Fugue in D Minor − Bach
• Moonlight Sonata − Beethoven
• “Rondeau” from Suite de Symphonies – Jean-Joseph Mouret
• Rhapsody in Blue − George Gershwin
• Symphony No. 5 in C Minor − Beethoven
• “Alla Hornpipe” from Water Music – Handel
• “Hoedown” from Rodeo − Aaron Copland
• Also Sprach Zarathustra − Richard Strauss
• “The Blue Danube” − Johann Strauss II
• Boléro − Maurice Ravel
• “Ride of the Valkyries” − Richard Wagner
• “The Infernal Galop” (commonly known as the Can-Can) from Orpheus in the Underworld − Jacques Offenbach
• “Spring” from The Four Seasons − Antonio Vivaldi
• “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition − Modest Mussorgsky
• “O Fortuna” − Carl Orff
• “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 − Beethoven
• “1812 Overture” −Tchaikovsky

During the show, we'll be offering special Classical Rewind themed thank you gifts for your donation to witf.

  • Classical Rewind DVD $75
  • Classical Rewind DVD and 8-CD set $150

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