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Before the first note...

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About


Before the first note...

 ...listen to Movement Zero. Classical music is best enjoyed with a little context, so join us as we explore the narrative of the program. Each episode is comprised of characters that spans centuries - the composer, the performers, and you, the audience member. Hear those characters come to life in the pre-concert podcast for the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Movement Zero.

Produced by Bobby Conselatore and Justin Kelly, audio engineered by Gladstone Butler, with research assistance by Shane Gillen.

Episodes


Episodes

Episodes


Episodes

Episode 2: National Heroes

If music is indeed the most evocative symbol of a nation, then Sibelius and Prokofiev were virtuosic masters of national pride. But pride is always relative - and on this program, Russia plays both the hero and the villain.


Episode 1: Organ-ized Religion

The grand symphonies of Anton Bruckner could hardly sound more different from the complex music of Olivier Messiaen. But behind the music, the two composers' stories are surprisingly similar.