The symphony is perhaps the most storied form in classical music, but that doesn’t stop critics from periodically declaring its demise. What’s happening with the symphonic form in the modern era?
Who is choosing to write for large forces and how are they keeping the sound fresh? We’re revisiting this topic in another installment of Modern Symphony.
Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 7, IV (excerpt), I, II
2:25, 12:06, 5:49
Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 1
Tan Dun: Symphony 1997 (excerpts)
Hong Kong Philharmonic/Dun