MASTER KEY is an original format that breathes life into beloved classical music pieces, allowing them to come alive before today's viewers.
Take a journey behind the music of the world's most enduring classical pieces in this fascinating format, which seeks out the inspiration behind beloved music such as "Petrushka" by Stravinsky and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Mendelssohn.
Hosted by a dynamic orchestra conductor, the show begins with an introduction of the musical piece, highlighting the unique elements and beautiful melodies that have kept it on the playlist of orchestras and music lovers for centuries.
Then, the host will journey far and wide to find the inspiration for the music's sounds and melodies. From city markets to remote deserts, he will match the music to the sound of rain on a tin roof, the desolate isolation of the desert, or the chirp of a bird in a meadow. In these places, the conductor will seek out the story that inspired each composer to pen these great songs which still prevail amongst the best ever written.
At the end of the show, the host will conduct the nation's most accomplished orchestra in a moving rendition of the piece, expertly executed and fully realized, allowing the viewer to reflect on the meaning behind each movement and the inspiration behind each suite.
Famous classical pieces that are explored in the show include:
"The Planets" Orchestral Suite by Holst
"Petrushka" by Stravinsky
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Mendelssohn
"Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov
"Daphnis et Chloé" by Ravel