Watch & Listen

New to classical music? Want to introduce your friends, family or children to Bach, Beethoven and Brahms? Let Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz be your guide as he shows us how to really listen, not just to classical music, but to the whole world around us. Plus, discover the surprising benefits of active listening for young minds.

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Creative Credits

Robert Franz, Host

Ray Schilens, Audio Production and Editing (Radio Lounge)

Brad Sayles, Houston Symphony Broadcast Recording Engineer (Houston Public Media)

Calvin Dotsey, Executive Producer and violin (for harmonics demonstration)

Music Credits

Most orchestral excepts featured in On the Music are taken from archival Houston Symphony recordings. We also supplement these with commercially available recordings to ensure that we respect the rights of our musicians and to fill in gaps in our archives. Credits are listed by order of first appearance. The Houston Symphony Broadcast Recording Engineer is Brad Sayles of Houston Public Media.

Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 – The Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky.

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Pastoral – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Mussorgsky: Bydlo from Pictures at an Exhibition – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, From the New World – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Rossini: Overture to William Tell – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Rossini: Overture to La scala de seta – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Bizet: Suite from Carmen – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Marquez: Danzón No. 2 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 – Archival Houston Symphony recording.

Sound Effects Credits

Sound effects courtesy of Radio Lounge.

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