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Symphony, Part 03

Part three in our continuing series on that most revered of classical music forms: the symphony. Starting in Denmark with Niels Gade’s first symphony, Bill will introduce us to the mid-nineteenth century orchestral music of Rubenstein, Raff, and Dvořák. We’ll also hear the Brahms Serenade No. 1 for orchestra, composed in six movements and published many decades before his four symphonies.

Program 1

Gade: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 5, I
Danish Nat’l Radio Symphony/Kitayenko
Chan 9422

Rubinstein: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42, Ocean, I
Slovak Phil/Gunzenhauser
Naxos 8555392

Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, I
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Mackerras
Telarc 80522
Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16, I & V
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Mackerras
Telarc 80522


Program 2

Dvorák: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, The Bells of Zlonice, I & IV (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
DG 423120
:47, 2:06

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in g minor, Winter Dreams, I
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Masur
Warner Classics 256463781-2
11:54, :57

Raff: Symphony No. 5 in E Major, Leonore, Op. 177, I
Philharmonia Orch/Butt
ASV 1000
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68, I (excerpt) & IV
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 60970
2:57, 16:30
Program 3

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, I
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer
EMI 62760
15:00, :48

Dvorák: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, I (excerpt), III
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
DG 423120
1:58, 8:35

Goldmark: Symphony in E-flat Major, Rustic Wedding, III (excerpt)
Salt Lake City Symphony/Abravanel
Van 11051

Bruch: Symphony No. 3 in E Major, Op. 51, I
Leipzig Gewandhaus/Masur
Phil 462164

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, I
Berlin Phil/Jochum
Tahra 466/69

Program 4

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98, III & IV
Scottish Chamber Orch/Mackerras
Telarc 80450
6:08, 1:16, 10:10

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64, III & IV
Leningrad Phil/Mravinsky
Mel 25196

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, II & III + I (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Abbado
Sony 64303
16:19 + 1:27

Program 5

Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in Eflat Major, Rhenish (excerpt)
LA Phil/Guilini
DG 400062

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op. 74, Pathétique, III & IV
Mel 25196 
11:24, 10:37

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in e minor, From the New World, II & IV
Berlin Phil/Kubelik
DG 423120
13:02, 11:48, 2:39



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