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Classical Rewind (My Music)

Airs Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Bust of Beethoven, whose "Moonlight" Sonata, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor and “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 are featured in "Classical Rewind" (MY MUSIC).

Hosted by Martin Goldsmith (classical music host on SiriusXM and former host of NPR’s Performance Today), "Classical Rewind" takes viewers on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters. This visual and auditory joyride offers a fanciful look at the classical masterpieces, providing spectacular video of dancers, phantoms, masked men, and fireworks to accompany each composition. Goldsmith brings his expertise to the podium, adding insight on the history and creation of this stunning music.

Courtesy of TJL Productions

A drawing of Mozart and Beethoven, whose compositions are featured in "Classical Rewind" (MY MUSIC).

Courtesy of TJL Productions

Give at the $150 level and receive the "Classical Rewind" DVD and 8-CD set. This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member).

In this engaging welcome to the world of classical hits, viewers will experience the beauty and romance of Beethoven’s "Moonlight" Sonata and the dramatic power of Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” combined with a visual feast to match each piece. Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Stewart Copeland of The Police are among the performers who bring their personal reflections on the enduring legacy of these masterpieces.

"Classical Rewind" (MY MUSIC) features these performances: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" − Mozart; “Morning Mood” from "Peer Gynt" − Edvard Grieg; Toccata and Fugue in D Minor − Bach; "Moonlight" Sonata − Beethoven; “Rondeau” from "Suite de Symphonies" – Jean-Joseph Mouret; "Rhapsody in Blue" − George Gershwin; Symphony No. 5 in C Minor − Beethoven; “Alla Hornpipe” from "Water Music" – Handel; “Hoedown” from "Rodeo" − Aaron Copland; Also Sprach Zarathustra − Richard Strauss; “The Blue Danube” − Johann Strauss II; Boléro − Maurice Ravel; “Ride of the Valkyries” − Richard Wagner; “The Infernal Galop” (commonly known as the Can-Can) from "Orpheus in the Underworld" − Jacques Offenbach; “Spring” from The Four Seasons − Antonio Vivaldi; “The Great Gate of Kiev” from "Pictures at an Exhibition" − Modest Mussorgsky; “O Fortuna” − Carl Orff; “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 − Beethoven; “1812 Overture” −Tchaikovsky.

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