Great Performances: Now Hear This, Season 2 DVD

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Scott Yoo, star violinist and conductor, is back for Season 2 of the celebrated music miniseries Now Hear This, presented by GREAT PERFORMANCES. Join him for more unexpected stories of our greatest composers; more spectacular journeys through Europe, the US and Canada; more breathtaking photography, locations and sound; and more unforgettable performances from some of today's leading musicians.
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Scott Yoo, star violinist and conductor, is back for Season 2 of the celebrated music miniseries Now Hear This, presented by GREAT PERFORMANCES. Join him for more unexpected stories of our greatest composers; more spectacular journeys through Europe, the US and Canada; more breathtaking photography, locations and sound; and more unforgettable performances from some of today's leading musicians.

Episode 1: Haydn: King of Strings
When Joseph Haydn visited England, he was so taken with 'God Save the King' that he wanted to write an anthem for Austria's monarch. Discover how he borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his "Emperor Quartet." Scott Yoo and Geoff Nuttall reveal how Haydn first created the string quartet format, and take an inside look and deeper appreciation for the entire genre.

Episode 2: The Schubert Generation
Franz Schubert wrote 1,500 works, but his genius wasn't recognized till after his tragic death at 31. Scott Yoo goes to today's musical capitals to meet tomorrow's most promising artists, all Schubert's age during his career—to play Schubert's masterpieces, understand his life through the eyes of his 'peers,' and learn what it takes for a young classical artist to make it in the 21st century.

Episode 3: Becoming Mozart
The Festival Mozaic was created 50 years ago to focus on the works of Mozart. Scott invites piano phenomenon Stewart Goodyear to play his titanic 20th piano concerto just as Mozart would have—directing the orchestra himself from the piano while improvising the solos. Scott must teach Stewart to conduct, and Stewart will have to find his inspiration to become Mozart.

Producer: Harry Lynch
Executive Producer: Harry Lynch, Scott Yoo, Richard Lim, David Horn
Production Company: Arcos Film + Music
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Rating: NR
Director: Harry Lynch
Host: Scott Yoo
Writers: Harry Lynch
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 160 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Tamar
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5.0 star rating
08/04/22
Like it very much
Review by Tamar on 08/04/22 review stating Like it very much
Like it very much
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Caroline k.
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5.0 star rating
07/30/22
Great learning opportunity!
Review by Caroline k. on 07/30/22 review stating Great learning opportunity!
A fascinating peek into each composers music while also exploring cultural influences that led to it. Host Scott Yoo is so enthusiastic about presenting the many sources of information in each episode! Beautiful music, travel to the composers city of influence and learning while doing it -- wonderful combination!
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Susan
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Classical Music at Its Best
Review by Susan on 07/27/22 review stating Classical Music at Its Best
My husband will be so pleased with this Christmas gift. We have watched all episodes of Now Hear This several times and still enjoy them anew. It will be so nice to have our own copy of Season 2. Thank you for offering them for sale.
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Jean L.
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Beautiful
Review by Jean L. on 07/27/22 review stating Beautiful
I have watched Now Hear This on TV and enjoyed it immensely. We are living out in the Northwoods so we are pretty culturally starved, except for PBS. My uncle, Sterling Jones, lives in Munich and is not able to receive any PBS programs. So I order the DVD and send it to him for a Christmas gift. Then he emails me and writes a long, technical critique. Fun!! Thank you!!
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Mary
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Beautiful music
Review by Mary on 07/27/22 review stating Beautiful music
Beautiful music, interesting history, something I can listed to over and over, and will encourage me to listen to more music by these composers.
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Anne
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Appreciate the historical context connected
Review by Anne on 07/27/22 review stating Appreciate the historical context connected
Appreciate the historical context connected to the music and to see the enthusiasm of those participating.
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C. G.
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
This DVD contains some excellent
Review by C. G. on 07/27/22 review stating This DVD contains some excellent
This DVD contains some excellent looks at music. I felt like I had been at a lecture on what to look and listen for regarding some artists. It has given me a deeper appreciated for the composers and how the came to make their music. Thanks
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Janet
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Wonderful Series
Review by Janet on 07/27/22 review stating Wonderful Series
This series is wonderful. I hope they keep adding to it.
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Janet
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
I loved not only the
Review by Janet on 07/27/22 review stating I loved not only the
I loved not only the music, but also the beautiful places where the music was played, and the artists who played the music. Please produce more Now Hear This for Beethoven and Brahms and Telemann.
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Mark
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5.0 star rating
12/21/21
Loved this series, and sending
Review by Mark on 12/21/21 review stating Loved this series, and sending
Loved this series, and sending it as a gift.


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