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Revolution and Rebirth

4. Symphony: Revolution and Rebirth

Simon Russell Beale investigates the symphonic works of Shostakovich, Ives and Copland.



Sibelius's epic 'Kullervo' Symphony in a classic performance from 1992.

New Nations and New Worlds

3. Symphony: New Nations and New Worlds

How nationalist voices such as Dvorak and Sibelius took the symphony to wider audiences.

Beethoven and Beyond

2. Symphony: Beethoven and Beyond

Simon Russell Beale looks at the symphonies of Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz and Liszt.

Genesis and Genius

1. Symphony: Genesis and Genius

Simon Russell Beale takes a look at the symphonic works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Mahler's Ninth Symphony

BBC Proms: 2011 Season, Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Roger Norrington's take on Mahler's masterpiece, the epitome of late-Romantic symphonies.

Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker

BBC Proms: 2004 Season, Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker

The Berliner Philharmoniker under Simon Rattle perform works by Schoenberg and Beethoven.