Sometimes we turn to classical music for a mood of refined elegance or contemplative grace. Here is where Chopin, Satie or Debussy might come in. Other times, we seek the bombast of the symphony turned up full-throttle, as in Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" or Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King." This week the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra pulls out all the stops to perform the mother of all bombastic badass classical numbers, Carl Orff's... More >>>