Kelley Hunter

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  • The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
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Over the centuries, orchestral music has given us a category of works that stand apart as transcendent expressions of the human spirit. What are these "greatest of the greats"? Find out in these 32 richly detailed lectures that take you on a sumptuous grand tour of the symphonic pieces that continue to live at the center of our musical culture.These 30 masterworks form an essential foundation for any music collection and a focal point for understanding the orchestral medium and deepening your insight into the communicative power of music.

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  • If they cut off both hands, I will compose music..

  • By Kristi R. on 02-01-15

Enjoyed immensely, learned so much

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Reviewed: 12-17-13

What did you love best about The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works?

Greenberg is a great teacher. I loved the combination of biography, history and music analysis. I have enjoyed classical music for many years without knowing much about it. I found this course very interesting.

What did you like best about this story?

The music in relation to the composer's life and personality, and historic context.

What does Professor Robert Greenberg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His enthusiasm and knowledge come through his voice, very engaging.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No! I savored it while cooking every evening for a few weeks.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to listening to more of Greenberg and other Great Courses.

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