Sonatas, preludes and quartets, composers have written hundreds of them. The symphony is another story. In the Romantic Era, many composers completed only a couple. On this week's Ethercast, we explore the difficulty of the symphony and the expectations that come with writing one.
Ethercast is the companion podcast to Ether Game, WFIU's weekly music trivia show. Join us on Tuesday nights at 8 o'clock to test your classical music knowledge.