This unique CD series pairs a superb complete performance with conductor, composer and NPR commentator Rob Kapilow’s exhilarating journey of discovery called What Makes It Great?®

Kapilow takes you inside the music: he unravels, slows down, and recomposes key passages and helps you to hear what makes this music so extraordinary. Through engaging commentary and with the help of carefully chosen musical examples performed by the What Makes It Great Players, Kapilow provides a perspective to bring to the rest of the piece when you listen to it here in its entirety. Great music rewards great listeners, and these CDs are about great listening. Experience the music with a new pair of ears, and it becomes deeper and richer every time you hear it.