Online films recently made available to Hope College users.
- Thielemann Conducts Bruckner No. 9Watch This Now!
Bruckner's Ninth-presented in the unfinished version in three movements-calls for no fewer than four "Wagner tubas" at the beginning and end of the Adagio, an instrument which…more
- Eric Hoffer, The Crowded LifeWatch This Now!
Eric Hoffer is gone, but not forgotten. In fact, the self-educated longshoreman philosopher, who died in 1983, seems more alive than ever. Hoffer is being quoted around the wo…more
- Woodbine PlaceWatch This Now!
Made in the 1980s by Wendy McEvoy, this program is more poignant now than ever. This fascinating documentary will give anyone who works with or is interested in children, an i…more
- Holst-The PlanetsWatch This Now!
Bernstein conducts the Philharmonic in Holst's orchestral suite. Five of the seven movements-Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus-are performed, and then Bernstein improv…more
- Forever BeethovenWatch This Now!
In this all-Beethoven program, works by the composer are performed and discussed. The assistant conductor is Paul Capolongo and the piano soloist is Joseph Kalichstein. Perfor…more
- Fantastic VariationsWatch This Now!
Bernstein discusses and conducts excerpts from Richard Strauss' Don Quixote, subtitled Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character.
- Charles Ives-American PioneerWatch This Now!
Bernstein discusses and performs the music of Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954), whom he considers the first great American composer. The program includes performances and analy…more
- Anatomy of a Symphony OrchestraWatch This Now!
The roles of various sections of an orchestra are revealed through a performance of Respighi's The Pines of Rome. Leonard Bernstein analyzes each of the work's four movements …more
- West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in SalzburgWatch This Now!
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said in 1999, bringing together Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab musicians with the mission of unders…more
- Verdi, Un Ballo in MascheraWatch This Now!
The 2014 Festival of the Arena di Verona opens with a new stage design of Verdi's opera, Un ballo in maschera, by one of Italy's great directors, Pier Luigi Pizzi. The perform…more
- Messa da RequiemWatch This Now!
Already an established opera composer, Verdi was motivated to write a Requiem after the deaths of his famous musical compatriot, Gioachino Rossini and the Italian poet and nov…more
- Thielemann Conducts Bruckner No. 6 and BeethovenWatch This Now!
Bruckner's music has played a central role in Thielemann's relationship with the Staatskapelle; he launched each new concert season with a Bruckner symphony. This recording of…more