Essential Classics Weekend: Memorial Day 2014

Photo: Beethoven bust

From 4 p.m. Friday through 9 p.m. Monday we'll feature the greatest of the great works and performances, starting with Dvorak's "New World" Symphony.

Listen to hear big symphonies, concerti, chamber works and moments from the opera stage.

Here are just a few of the highlights on this weekend's playlist. Listen during the following hours to hear some of these masterpieces: