On the Music
About This Show
Discover the world of the orchestra with the Houston Symphony's On the Music. In each episode, hosts Carlos Botero and Aurelie Desmarais explore a masterpiece of the orchestral repertoire. Combining musical insights with fascinating stories, On the Music will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers to the world of symphonic music.
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Most Recent Episode
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
What does it mean to truly be yourself? How do you take classical music and make it your own? In this episode, find out Mussorgsky’s answers with Pictures at an Exhibition. Made famous through Maurice Ravel's colorful orchestration of the original piano suite, this masterpiece was inspired by the artworks of Victor Hartmann, a friend of Mussorgsky's who suffered a tragic early death. One of the most popular orchestral works, Pictures at an Exhibition is a tribute to the power of art and friendship to withstand the test of time.