Explore The Symphony

71 Épisodes

À propos du balado

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

A propos de l’hôte

  • animateur, chroniqueur de musique Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer
  • Contrebasse Marjolaine Fournier
  • Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor Op 77

    English 22 December 2017 1:14:48

    Your hosts Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer and Marjolaine Fournier talk about Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77, which will be performed by Guy Braunstein with the NAC...

  • Sibelius’ Symphonic Poems

    English 27 October 2017 57:52

    Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer and Marjolaine Fournier present part two of their 2017-2018 podcasts on Sibelius. In this episode, hear them trace the trajectory of Sibelius’ six symphonic poems, all performed...

  • Jean Sibelius’ First Symphony

    English 29 September 2017 1:00:26

    Jean Sibelius , born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country's greatest composer...

  • Harry Somers - Louis Riel

    English 2 June 2017 49:50

    The story of the polarizing Métis leader and Canada’s westward expansion is told in this landmark work. Composed by Harry Somers for our nation’s centennial in 1967, this uniquely Canadian...

  • Sibelius’ Majestic 2nd and 6th Symphonies

    English 15 March 2017 49:43

    Jean Sibelius, born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely...

  • Robert and Clara: The whirlwind love affair of Robert Alexander Schumann and Clara Josephine Wieck

    English 1 March 2017 46:34

    Robert Schumann[1] (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic...

  • Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra

    English 24 January 2017 1:08:07

    Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which...

  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky: Pulcinella

    English 29 November 2016 1:00:12

    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Pulcinella is a ballet by...

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphonies no. 5 & 6

    English 18 November 2016 47:50

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian...

  • Wilhelm Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

    English 6 June 2016 1:02:49

    Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the...

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Man Who Changed Movie Scores Forever

    English 22 April 2016 48:33

    "Treating each film as an 'opera without singing' (each character has his or her own leitmotif) Korngold created intensely romantic, richly melodic and contrapuntally intricate scores, the best of which...

  • The Music of George Gershwin

    English 20 November 2015 53:40

    By far the bulk of Gershwin’s output is devoted to songs – more than five hundred of them, most of which come from his more than four dozen works for...

  • Episode 43: Mahler Symphony No. 4

    English 29 September 2015 59:22

    In the first of the 2015-16 season's "Explore the Symphony" podcasts, the NAC Orchestra's assistant principal double bass Marjolaine Fournier and one of Canada's foremost music journalists Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer...

  • Episode 42: Anton Bruckner and his Ninth Symphony

    English 15 June 2015 47:04

    Words like “epic” and “timeless” are regularly applied to Bruckner symphonies. They have a pace of their own. But let yourself get in synch with their pulse, and you’ll be...

  • Episode 41: Maurice Ravel and his two Piano Concertos

    English 23 March 2015 41:30

    Join Marjolaine Fournier and Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer for an intriguing look into Maurice Ravel's life and his two piano concertos.