You listen to a piece of music and you know there's something special about it. It's better than what you usually hear. Maybe you'd even call it great. But why? That's the hard part to figure out. And that's why Rob Kapilow is here to help. In the latest edition of the hit concert series What Makes It Great?, engaging NPR commentator and conductor Kapilow delves into Beethoven's powerful Symphony No. 1. He'll be joined at Boston's Jordan Hall by New England Conservatory's top orchestra, NEC Philharmonia, to explore how, after studying under Haydn in Vienna, the young Beethoven announced himself with his First Symphony. While reflecting Mozart and Haydn's influence, the symphony also bears the first hints of the trailblazing experimentation that would mark the composer's career.