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Romantic with a capital 'R'

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Eric T. Williams
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Michael Stern conducts the Kansas City Symphony in a performance of Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2, known as the "Romantic" symphony, February 2019.

Enjoy the lush melodic invention and epic love stories in works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Howard Hanson. Co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies bring the stories behind the music to life.

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21
by Hector Berlioz
Live performance, March 2018

Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy Overture
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live performance, October 2013

Symphony No. 2, Op. 30
by Howard Hanson
Live performance, February 2019

Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60
by Antonín Dvořák
Live performance, February 2013

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