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Symphony, Part 08

Bill’s exploration of the symphony continues with music of composers born around 1880.

 
Program 1

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 1, IV
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Dorati
Lon 414456
:23, 7:47
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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles from Mlada (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 62647
:28
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Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique
New York Philharmonic/Boulez
Sony 45843
11:58
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Sergei Prokofiev: Sinfonietta, Op. 48 
 I. Allegro giocoso
 III. Intermezzo: Vivace
 IV. Scherzo: Allegro Risoluto
Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chan 8442
11:45
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Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4 
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Igor Stravinsky
Sony 89910
3:41
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Prokofiev: Symphony #1 in D, Op. 25, Classical 
Scottish National Orchestra/Järvi
Chan 8400
14:32
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Program 2

Sergei Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (excerpt)
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel
Telarc 80657
1:43
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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2 In d minor, Op. 40, I (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra/Gergiev
Phil 4757655
5:04
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Igor Stravinsky: Symphony Of Psalms
 2. Expectans Expectavi Dominum
 3. Alleluia, Laudate Dominum In Sanctis Eius
London Symphony Orchestra & English Bach Festival Chorus/Leonard Bernstein
Sony 47628
20:44
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Prokofiev: Symphony #3 in c minor, Op. 44
 I. Moderato
London Symphony Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Phil 4757655
11:34
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Stravinsky: Symphony in C
 I. Moderato Alla Breve
 III. Allegretto
Cleveland Orchestra/Stravinsky
Sony 63325
9:54
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Program 3

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony In Three Movements
CBC Symphony Orchestra/Stravinsky
CBS 42434
:50, :45, :17, 21:23
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Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony #5 In B Flat, Op. 100, I & II, IV 
Cleveland/George Szell
Sony 63124
18:07, 9:13
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Program 4

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1, A Sea Symphony
 1. A Song For All Seas, All Ships
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/André Previn; John Shirley-Quirk, bs. bar.; Heather Harper, sop.
RCA 89689
19:11
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony (excerpts)
London Symphony Orchestra/Previn
RCA 89826
3:25, 12:29
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3, A Pastoral Symphony, IV 
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink; Amanda Roocroft, sop.
EMI 56564
11:51
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in f minor, I (excerpt)
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
EMI 56564
2:56
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Program 5

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D, I
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin
Virgin 61105
12:09
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in e minor
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Adrian Boult
EMI 47215
8:16
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, Sinfonia Antarctica, I
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus/Boult; Norma Burrowes, sop.
EMI 47216
9:21
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8 in d minor, II
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Boult
Lon 425157
3:58
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9 in e minor, II & III (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn:
RCA 89883
8:40, 2:44
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1, A Sea Symphony
 4. The Explorers (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Previn; John Shirley-Quirk, bs. bar.; Heather Harper, sop.
RCA 89689
4:08
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