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The Ones That Got Away

Lecture no. 32 from the course: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

The Ones That Got Away

Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 49 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

Finally, reflect on the rich scope of the orchestral literature. In concentrated excerpts, taste the greatness of Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler and of symphonies by Bizet, Prokofiev, William Walton, and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Conclude with Professor Greenberg’s proposals for surmounting the survival challenges facing modern orchestras—the specific actions available to orchestral managements, conductors, composers, the media, and the public itself in seeding new music and safeguarding the magnificent orchestral tradition.


June 8, 2016