This year marked major anniversaries for some of the most beloved works of classical music, from George Frideric Handel's "Water Music" suite, first performed 300 years ago, to the 125th anniversary of "The Nutcracker" suite.
Music From The Segment
George Frideric Handel, "Water Music," performed by the Academy of Ancient Music Berlin
Gioachino Rossini, "Overture to the Thieving Magpie," performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
Johann Strauss II, "Blue Danube Waltz," performed by the Vienna Men's Choral Society and the Czecho-Slovak Radio Society
Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, "Nutcracker Suite/Russian Dance," performed by the Vienna Philharmonic
This segment aired on December 8, 2017.