Watch Free

  • REICH - Nagoya Marimbas

    This short work for two marimbas, composed in 1994 for the opening of a new hall at the Nagoya music conservatory in Japan, is for Steve Reich fans in a hurry. Reich himself has said it’s comparable to some of his most famous works of the 1960s and1970s built out of repeating interlocking pattern...

  • Tchaikovsky | Serenade For Strings

    Movie + 2 extras

    In the autumn of 1880, Tchaikovsky worked on two pieces simultaneously. One, commissioned for the unveiling of a memorial in Moscow, became his big and raucous “1812 Overture.” The other was the Serenade for Strings — a lovely and heartfelt work clearly of a different mood from the bombastic over...

  • Walker - Lyric for Strings

    Movie + 2 extras

    Lyric for Strings, originally called “Lament,” was written after the death of Walker’s grandmother in 1946. Similar to Samuel Barber’s Adagio, Walker’s piece was originally the middle movement of a string quartet, but its popularity prompted Walker to make a version for string orchestra. Notable ...

  • Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

    Movie + 3 extras

    The three passions of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s life come together in his Bachianas Brasileiras: Bach, Brazil, and the cello. So it’s not surprising that he struck gold with this elegant, evocative piece, which combines all three and quickly became his most performed work.

    For digital program notes o...

  • Remembrance & Reflection


    To read expanded program notes, please visit from your computer or mobile device:

    MOZART Adagio and Fugue in C minor
    WEINBERG Symphony No. 2 (for string orchestra)

    Mieczysław Weinberg is among the lost composers of the 20th...

  • Mendelssohn -  Octet
    Movie + 2 extras

    Mendelssohn - Octet

    Movie + 2 extras

    Mendelssohn was a 16 year old prodigy when he composed the Octet for double string quartet, his first indisputable masterpiece. He presented the autograph score as a birthday present to his violin teacher, Eduard Rietz. From contemporary accounts of those in attendance at that performance, the Oc...

  • Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel

    Movie + 2 extras

    Translated as “Mirror in the Mirror,” Spiegel im Spiegel lives somewhere between meditation and enlightenment, between everyday classical structure and a larger sense of continuum. It is enduringly popular for the calm, still environment it inhabits, in a world that is so often much more noisy an...

  • The Making of The Cunning Little Vixen

    3 items

    Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Cleveland Orchestra's 2014 production of Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. Meet the cast of musicians and visual artists whose talents combine to create this truly unique, made-for-Cleveland experience.