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Classical Rewind 2 (MY MUSIC)

Actor and conductor David Ogden Stiers hosts a visual and aural feast of works from the masters.
Courtesy of TJL Productions
Actor and conductor David Ogden Stiers hosts a visual and aural feast of works from the masters.

Airs Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. on KPBS TV

This program is part of our TV Membership Campaign. Support quality programming you depend on from KPBS. Give Now!

Give $21/mo or $252 during our TV Membership Campaign (Aug. 2016) and receive the “Classical Rewind 2” combo featuring the DVD and a 7-CD set. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The DVD only is available at $72, and the 7-CD set only is at $150.
Courtesy of TJL Productions
Give $21/mo or $252 during our TV Membership Campaign (Aug. 2016) and receive the “Classical Rewind 2” combo featuring the DVD and a 7-CD set. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The DVD only is available at $72, and the 7-CD set only is at $150.

Following the nationwide success of the original “Classical Rewind,” “Classical Rewind 2” guides viewers through a non-stop tour-de-force of more of the works of the masters.

Featuring playful dances, dynamic symphonic pieces, and even melodies that can break your heart, "Classical Rewind 2" travels the centuries with delightful visual interpretations of these compositions — sometimes intriguing, often surprising, always engaging.

Host David Ogden Stiers (MASH, “The Dead Zone,” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”), an accomplished orchestral conductor in his own right, brings his unique perspective to the history of this eternal music — and has a bit of fun in the process. “Classical Rewind 2” is more than just the music. The visual accompaniment of these classics brings a fresh approach to many familiar melodies and delightful imagery for music that may be new and unfamiliar.

Surprises include classic clips from stars of the silent film era, Model-T Fords racing to the music of Mozart, a 1960s comic’s take on an 1870s dance, and even a musical interpretation from one of the Marx Brothers! “Classical Rewind 2” is a sumptuous visual and aural buffet that invites viewers to dine on the works of the great masters.

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“Classical Rewind 2” features these selections:

"From the New World" – Dvorak

"Elvira Madigan" – Mozart

"Pizzicato" – Delibes

"Peter and the Wolf" – Prokofiev

"Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium" – Saint-Saëns

"In the Hall of the Mountain King" – Grieg

"Fanfare for the Common Man" – Copland

"Für Elise" – Beethoven

"Sabre Dance" – Khachaturian

"Carmen: March of the Toreadors" – Bizet

"Lullaby" – Brahms

"The Entertainer" – Joplin

"An American in Paris" – Gershwin

"Stars and Stripes Forever" – Sousa

"Flight of the Bumblebee" – Rimsky-Korsakov

"Wedding March" – Mendelssohn

"Rondo Alla Turca" – Mozart

"Gymnopédie" – Satie

"Dance of the Hours" – Ponchielli

"Cello Suite No. 1" – Bach

"The Planets: Mars/Jupiter" – Holst

"Hungarian Dance No. 5" – Brahms

Produced by TJL Productions. Producer TJ Lubinsky is on Facebook.