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Now Hear This “Haydn: King of Strings”
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Now Hear This “Haydn: King of Strings”

Now Hear This “Haydn: King of Strings”

Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn’s career with host Scott Yoo and featured guest artists as he discovers how Haydn borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous “Emperor Quartet.”

Schubert’s String Quintet

Now Hear This “The Schubert Generation”

Schubert’s String Quintet

Scott Yoo listens to one of Schubert's most famous pieces of chamber music, the String Quintet, 3rd Movement.

Haydn’s Emperor Quartet

Now Hear This “Haydn: King of Strings”

Haydn’s Emperor Quartet

In Charleston, South Carolina, Geoff Nuttal and the St. Lawrence Quartet play Haydn's classic Emperor Quartet for Scott.

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Now Hear This “Becoming Mozart”

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Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo’s Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart’s twentieth piano concerto.

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Now Hear This “The Schubert Generation”

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Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America's musical capitals by attempting to master the composer’s music.

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Now Hear This “Haydn: King of Strings”

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Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn’s career with host Scott Yoo and featured guest artists as he discovers how Haydn borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous “Emperor Quartet.”

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Now Hear This “Handel: Italian Style”

Handel: Italian Style | Full Episode

Before becoming the most famous composer of his time, George Frideric Handel gained a lifetime of experience in Italy. Scott Yoo returns to Italy to follow in Handel’s footsteps, taking in the art, architecture, fashion, food, wine, light and landscape that, even beyond Italian music, shaped this German composer for the rest of his life.

Scarlatti Man Out of Time
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Now Hear This “Scarlatti: Man Out of Time”

Scarlatti: Man Out of Time | Full Episode

Join Scott in Spain and Morocco to discover the greatest composer you’ve never heard of: Domenico Scarlatti. He was the finest keyboard player in Europe, hired by the Queen of Spain as her personal instructor. Scarlatti incorporated the sounds of Spain – Moorish, Jewish, Gypsy, folk, dance and guitar – to create a new musical language that inspired generations of musicians after him.

Coming Up This Season on Great Performances

Now Hear This “Vivaldi: Something Completely Different”

Coming Up This Season on Great Performances

An exclusive look at Great Performance's Season 47 brochure, from Now Hear This to Broadway's Best and more.