Piece by Piece

Piece by Piece

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Piece by Piece
  • Joan Tower | Piece by Piece

    A true musical trailblazer, American composer Joan Tower speaks about her musical journey and the backdrop for her work "1920/2019"— music that commemorates two of the most significant years in women's history.

  • Hector Berlioz | Piece by Piece

    What's the best way to get your crush's attention? If you lived in the 19th century and were Hector Berlioz, you would go well beyond the subtle texts and flirtatious emojis of today, and change cultural history by composing Symphonie Fantastique. ASO Video Director Hilan Warshaw tells the madcap...

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Piece by Piece

    One word to sum up Tchaikovsky – DRAMA.

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff | Piece by Piece

    Composed in tumultuous times, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s last symphony never attained the popularity of his lush earlier works. Is this Symphony No. 3 a masterpiece or the musical utterance of a man adrift? ASO Video Director Hilan Warshaw unpacks the complexity and history behind this enduring work.

  • Antonín Dvořák | Piece by Piece

    Some battles are fought not with sticks or stones, but with a bounty of beautiful melodies. ASO Video Director Hilan Warshaw explores the sociopolitical context behind Antonin Dvořák's tuneful Symphony No. 8, a perennial audience favorite whose charm conceals an undercurrent of struggle.

  • William Dawson | Piece by Piece

    William Dawson's "Negro Folk Symphony" caused a sensation when it premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1934. But then, the work largely vanished from the repertory. So, what happened?

    Conductor Roderick Cox tells the story of this moving and powerful work.

  • Modest Mussorgsky | Piece by Piece

    Airplanes can take you far and wide, but for limitless travel to different times and places, you can't beat an art museum. In this episode of Piece by Piece, we visit Atlanta's High Museum of Art to contemplate Modest Mussorgsky's masterful ode to visual art, his "Pictures at an Exhibition."