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AAmerican Masters, Part I American Masters, Part II American Masters, Part IIIAmerican Masters, Part IVAmerican Masters, Part V An Intelligent Conversation: String Quartets Arias & BarcarollesArtists in Exile, Part IArtists in Exile, Part II Autumn Leaves Autumnal Masterpieces BBach Sleeps in on Sundays Bach to Beethoven Bach's Christmas Oratorio Bach's Not-So-Minor B-Minor MassBallad of East and West Baltic MusicBarber, SamuelBartok, BelaBeethoven and that Danged MetronomeBeethoven and the PianoBeethoven at Parnassus, Part I (FREE)Beethoven at Parnassus, Part II (FREE)Beethoven Quartets Berlioz, HectorBernstein, LeonardBill's Keepers Boulanger, NadiaBrahms, Johannes, Part IBrahms, Johannes, Part II Britten, Benjamin Bruckner, Anton CCall for ScoresCello Concertos Child's PlayChopin, FredericClash of the Titans Clowning AroundCopland, Aaron Corigliano, JohnCzech out those Bohemians DDebussy, Claude Demons, Spooks and Other Things That Go Bump in the NightDirector's ChoiceDistant Neighbors Don't Shoot the Piano PlayerDvořák, AntoninDvorak, Tchaikovsky & Borodin String Quartets EElgar, EdwardEmotion and Meaning in MusicEnescu, GeorgesEspanaFFamilies of Instruments Family Matters: All in the FamilyFauré, GabrielFit for a KingFour SeasonsFrom This Mighty River: Music of the Children of J.S BachGGame of Pairs, Part I Game of Pairs, Part IIGershwin, GeorgeGet the PictureGitana: Gypsy Music and Its InfluencesGreen and Pleasant Land Grieg and SibeliusHHandel, George FridericHaydn and Mozart QuartetsHaydn SymphoniesHidden Gold, Part IHidden Gold, Part IIHindemith, PaulHit or MythHHoliday CelebrationHomageHow Strange the Change from Major to Minor, Part IHow Strange the Change from Major to Minor, Part II (FREE)II Didn't Know About YouI Hear a Rhapsody I Hear America Singing I Lost it at the MoviesIn a Family WayIncidentally SpeakingIntimate VoicesInvitation to the Dance, Part IInvitation to the Dance, Part II Invitation to the Dance, Part IIIIt Takes Two to TangoIt Was a Lover and His Lass Italian SouvenirsJJanacek, LeosKKeyboard SmorgasbordLLatin CarnivalLes SixLife Among the Dead: Requiem MassesListener's Choice, Part IIListener's Choice, Part III Liszt, FranzLittle Night Music Little Traveling Music, Please MMaestro, Part IMaestro, Part IIMagnificent MagyarsMahler, Gustav, Part IMahler, Gustav, Part IIMaiden Voyages Mendelssohn, FelixMendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms String QuartetsMerrie England (FREE)Mozart at his Zenith Mozart Piano ConcertosMozart's Birthday BashMozart: Bright Lights, Big CityMusic for the MassesMusic from the Magic Box Music in 19th Century Paris: Waterloo to Bismarck Music in the Time of WarMusic of ScandinaviaMusical CryptogramsMusical LandscapesNNationalismNew Releases, Part INew Releases, Part IINew Releases, Part III, week 1 of 2New Releases, Part III, week 2 of 2 New Wine in Old Bottles Nielsen, Carl Ninth SymphoniesNobody Ever Builds a Statue to a CriticOOrpheus in the New World Outward BoundPPastoral SymphoniesPiano ConcertosPolandPortraits in Black, Brown, & Beige, Part I Portraits in Black, Brown, & Beige, Part II Ports of Call, Part I Ports of Call, Part II Poulenc, FrancisProkofiev, SergeiProud Tower, Part IProud Tower, Part IIRRachmaninoff, SergeiRRavel, Maurice Respighi, OttorinoRimsky-Korsakov and His PupilsRoaring 20's Russian Five: The Mighty Handful SSchool DaysSchubert String QuartetsSchubertiade, Part ISchubertiade, Part IISchuman, WilliamSchumann, Robert Shakespeare Shostakovich, Dmitri, Part I Shostakovich, Dmitri, Part IISlipped Through the Cracks Sounds of the City of Lights SoundtracksSpanish SchoolSpring is Here St-Saëns, Camille St. Matthew PassionStrauss, RichardStravinsky, IgorString Quartets from Fibich to SibeliusStrings Plus OneSweet Home Chicago Symphony, Part 01Symphony, Part 02Symphony, Part 03Symphony, Part 04Symphony, Part 05Symphony, Part 06 (French)Symphony, Part 07 (Russian)Symphony, Part 08Symphony, Part 09Symphony, Part 10Symphony, Part 11 (FREE)TTchaikovsky, Peter, Part ITchaikovsky, Peter, Part IIThe Big Five I: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Part IThe Big Five II: New York Philharmonic, Part IThe Big Five II: New York Philharmonic, Part IIThe Gathering Storm: Music from the Great Depression to WWIIThrough the Mail SlotTo the Finland Station, Part ITo the Finland Station, Part IITone Poems Too Darn BigTriple PlayTudor MusicTwo Very Different Worlds Delius and HolstUUnder the Hood, Part IUnder the Hood, Part II Unfinished SymphoniesVVariationsVaughan Williams, RalphVenice: The Glories of Verdi, Giuseppe, Part IVerdi, Giuseppe, Part IIVienna, Part IVienna, Part II ViolaViolin Concerto Virtuoso, The World ofVoices from the East WWagner's Ring CycleWagner, RichardWalton, WilliamWater MusicWhat Else Ya Got?Wind QuintetsWunderkinder, Part IWunderkinder, Part IIYYin and Yang: The Play of Opposites, Part 1Yin and Yang: The Play of Opposites, Part 2You and the Night and the Music
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Symphony, Part 11 (FREE)
Join us as we continue our journey exploring the symphonic form. In this week you'll hear familiar pieces from Copland, Prokofiev, Hindemith, and Piston, as well as intriguing works from some of their contemporaries who may have slipped under your radar. Please let us introduce you to American works by Carpenter, Cowell, and Hanson; Finnish symphonies by Madetoja, Melartin, and Merikanto; the Austrian composers Gál, Schmidt, Toch, and Zemlinsky; and other symphonists from England, France, Russia and Spain. We'll even sample some works from the conductors Wilhelm Furtwängler and Otto Klemperer, who wrote 9 symphonies between them.
Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax,(1883-1953) : Symphony No. 4 - II. Lento moderato
Bryden Thomson: Ulster Orchestra
Chandos CHAN 8480
Bax: Symphony No. 7 - III. Theme and Variations.
Allegro — Andante — Vivace — Epilogue. Sereno
Bryden Thomson: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos CHAN 8628
Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax : Symphony 1 -
Bryden Thomson: London Phil
Chandos CHAN 8480
Sir Arnold Bax Bax: Tintagel
Bryden Thomson: Ulster Orchestra
Chandos CHAN 8312
Gordon Percival Septimus Jacob CBE
01.08 - Symphony No. 2 in C Major, ;Sinfonietta No. 2;;
III. Scherzo; Molto allegro, quasi presto
London Philharmonic , Barry (Naxos)
John Alden Carpenter: Carpenter: Symphony #2 -
John McLaughlin Williams: National Symphony Orchestra Of Ukraine
6:09, 6:39, 6:19
Copland, Aaron: "Short Symphony" -
3. Presto E Ritmico
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 427 335-2
4:27, 5:27, 5:56
Roger Sessions: Symphony No. 1: II. Largo
Akeo Watanabe & Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Roger Sessions Symphony No. 2: III. Adagio tranquillo ed espressivo
Dimitri Mitropoulos & New York Philharmonic
Walter Piston: Symphony No. 2 -
Michael Tilson Thomas: Boston Symphony Orchestra
DG 429 860-2
Walter Piston: Symphony No. 6:
III. Adagio sereno
IV. Allegro energico
Boston Symphony Orchestra & Charles Münch
Roy Harris: Symphony #3:
Born on Lincoln's Birthday, in a log cabin in Chandler, Oklahoma.
Marin Alsop: Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Leevi Madetoja: Symphony No 3, Op 55:
II - Adagio
Jukka-Pekka Saraste: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ernst Toch/Symphony No. 3:
I. Molto adagio
William Steinberg: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Joaquín Turina: Sinfonia Sevillana, Op. 23 -
II. Por El Rio Guadalquivir
III. Fiesta En San Juan De Aznalfarache
Jesús López-Cobos: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
7:33, 7:10, 7:06
Hindemith, Paul: Symphony in E-flat
I. Sehr lebhaft
Adrian Boult: London Symphony Orchestra
Vanguard Classics Evc 9009
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
II. Turandot Scherzo
Eugene Ormandy: Philadelphia Orchestra
Emi Cdm5 65175
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony In 3 Movements
III.. Con Moto
Igor Stravinsky: CBC Symphony Orchestra
Cbs Mk 42434
Copland: Symphony #3 -
1. Molto Moderato
4. Molto Deliberato, Allegro Risoluto
Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
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