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Jordens sång, Hymn to the Earth, Op. 95: a gorgeous cantata for mixed choir and orchestra by Jean Sibelius.
Triggered by the discovery of the deportation by the Nazis to concentration camps of an entire orphanage, The Shadows of Time is a somber meditation on loss
Anton Rubinstein is mostly remembered as a pianist and educator. He was, also, a prolific composer: the cello concerto n.2 was written in 1874.
Puccini’s Preludio Sinfonico was composed for his final 1882 exam at the conservatory in Milan. The performance was everything but a success.
Carlos Chavez, a composer that deserves much more credit for his talent, was a prominent figure of the mexican music life in the early 20th century.
Passionate as Rachmaninov always is, this symphony is composed of only 3 movements in a cyclic form with references to the plain-chant Dies Irae.