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Symphony, Part 05

Part V of a massive series examining the concept of a symphony, widely considered the most important form of classical music.

Program 1

Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 in b minor, Op. 16, I (excerpt)
Royal Scottish Orchestra/Thompson
Chandos 8880

Nielsen: Symphony No. 1 in g minor, Op. 7, I
Royal Scottish Orchestra/Thompson 
Chandos 8880
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 in d minor, Op. 13, I
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Jansons
EMI 85459 
Ives: Symphony No. 1, I
Sony 44939
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op. 39, I
Halle Orchestra/Barbirolli
EMI 64139
Nielsen: The Fog is Lifting
Glaway, fl.; Williams, hp.
RCA 60427
Program 2

Sibelius: Symphony #2 In D, Op. 43, I (excerpt),
III (excerpt) + IV
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Szell
Phil 420 771
1:08; 15:14 

Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 The Four Temperaments (excerpts)
Royal Scottish Orchestra/Thomson 
Chandos 8880
:41, 1:09, :38, 6:44
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 27, III
Russian National Orchestra/Pletnev
DG 439 888
Ives: Symphony #2, V
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein
DG 429220
Program 3

Ives: Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting, I (excerpt), III
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 439 869 2
1:53, 7:53

Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, Sinfonia espansiva, II
Royal Danish Orchestra/Berglund
RCA 74321 21296
8:25, 3:35
Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in a minor, Op. 63, I
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Karajan
DG 457 748 2
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, The Inextinguishable, 
I & IV
BBC Symphony/Davis
Virgin 91210
Program 4

Ives: Symphony No. 4, I
Sony 44939

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, I (Tempo giusto & adagio 
ma non troppo)
Danish Radio Symphony/Kubelik
EMI 65182
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82, I, III
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Berglund
EMI 68646-2
13:41, 8:50
Sibelius: Pelléas & Mélisande (excerpt)
English Chamber Orchestra/Boughton
Nimbus 5169
Program 5

Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Beecham
BBC Legends 4041

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 In a minor, Op. 44, II & III
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra/Dutoit 
Lon 433 181 2
Rachmaninoff: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: 
X. “We Praise Thee”
The Sixteen/Christophers 
Decca 000682502 2:24


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