Great Performances: Now Hear This DVD

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Item #: WB5482
Great Performances: Now Hear This Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, as he travels the musical capitals of Europe in Now Hear This, a new four-part series presented by Great Performances. Now Hear This merges music, storytelling, and travel, as Scott chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written, and ... More
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Great Performances: Now Hear This Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, as he travels the musical capitals of Europe in Now Hear This, a new four-part series presented by Great Performances.

Now Hear This merges music, storytelling, and travel, as Scott chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written, and collaborates with international virtuosos, instrument builders, musicologists, and experts across many artforms, to discover surprising connections to the music and culture of today.

Episodes Include:
Vivaldi: Something Completely Different
The Riddle of Bach
Scarlatti: Man Out of Time
Handel: Italian Style

Producer: Harry Lynch
Executive Producer: Harry Lynch, Scott Yoo, Marion Swaybill, Richard Lim
Production Year: 2019
Copyright Year: 2019
Director: Harry Lynch
Host: Scott Yoo
Writers: Harry Lynch
Discs: 2
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

10 Reviews
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Robert
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/26/22
Absolutely terrrific, I want more
Review by Robert on 03/26/22 review stating Absolutely terrrific, I want more
Scott Yoo is the perfect host. An accomplished violinist, conductor, student of music and lover of his art form. He is self effacing and learns and hears unique aspects of these outstanding classical music composers right along with the viewer. His interview skills are wonderful. I have enjoyed each episode. I hope PBS will turn this into a recurring miniseries. There are so many more eras of classical music and composers to learn about. The travel and food aspects make this even more appealing. I have enjoyed seeing him perform with his wife.
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Andy
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/26/22
My favorite show, and I hope, soon to be yours also
Review by Andy on 03/26/22 review stating My favorite show, and I hope, soon to be yours also
Great insight, great music, great people. Scott Yoo takes you on a fantastic adventure on a trail following the paths of some of historys greatest composers. The show is wonderfully paced as the knowledge is often presented to you through the friendly and joyous casual conversations that Scott shares with the experts of each episode. The experts themselves come from various fields, not just music, as Scott shows you his approach in his search to better understand the effects of the environment on these composers. Each episode of the show generally centers / features around the music of one composer (4 episodes in total), and each episode has segments interspersed throughout that feature the beautifully played music of that episodes respective composer -- often with Scott playing along on his violin. What I love most is that instead of just seeing pictures or footage of old paintings, concerts, or sheet music while someone you never see is in the background narrating, youre right there on the ground next to Scott as he travels from place to place. From art museums to a pizza restaurant to a beautiful church, you follow Scott as he sees and experiences each one of these places. You feel as if youre right there discovering it for yourself also. Learning the things that Ive learned about my favorite composers, from Scott, was truly a delight because as someone that appreciates music but is by no means an expert or professional, I was able to learn the answers to questions I didnt know how to ask, or better yet, that I didnt even know I had. I find myself re-watching these episodes multiple times to admire the scenery, to re-listen to some of the conversations, or just to relax my mind listening to the beautifully featured music. I sincerely hope that this series continues in this format with Scott as its been one of the best programs Ive seen thus far.
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John
Verified Reviewer
4.0 star rating
03/26/22
Great show, poor format
Review by John on 03/26/22 review stating Great show, poor format
I love, love, love this show. Great music and educational content in a very engaging production centered on the perfect host. But can someone please tell me what PBS has against high definition? Id love to buy this product but cant see doing that in a format more at home in the 1990s than the 2020s. Please give us the quality our video and audio systems require.
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Swaminathan
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
03/26/22
Scott Yoo is fantastic
Review by Swaminathan on 03/26/22 review stating Scott Yoo is fantastic
Now Hear This is one of the most informative, most entertaining and most enjoyable DVD set we have come across. We have watched them at least a dozen times. We can hardly wait for the second seasons DVDs.
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Cheryl
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
03/26/22
Love this Series
Review by Cheryl on 03/26/22 review stating Love this Series
Amazing musical performances, great sound quality, interesting music history and beautiful scenery as each episode travels to and experiences the places where the great composers came from and were influenced. Highly recommend!
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Dorothy
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
01/24/22
I enjoyed each of the
Review by Dorothy on 01/24/22 review stating I enjoyed each of the
I enjoyed each of the four programs. Will view them again and again.
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Cristina T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/21/21
Wow!
Review by Cristina T. on 12/21/21 review stating Wow!
I havent seen anything so informative and beautiful since the movie Amadeus, and before that, Leonard Bernsteins Young Peoples Concerts. How commendable that a fine musician would take the time to share his knowledge and love of music with us. It takes dedication to do that! Thank you, Mr. Yoo. I hope you never stop! Looking forward to your next programs.
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Rachel
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
12/21/21
The DVD is very entertaining
Review by Rachel on 12/21/21 review stating The DVD is very entertaining
The DVD is very entertaining as well as educational.
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Loren
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
12/21/21
I'm very happy with the
Review by Loren on 12/21/21 review stating I'm very happy with the
I'm very happy with the service you provided me
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Jorge
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
12/21/21
great program
Review by Jorge on 12/21/21 review stating great program
Music from the masters in a vivid environment


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