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
Director: Harry Lynch
Host: Scott Yoo
Writers: Harry Lynch
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 160 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen