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This symphony is one of the great Scriabin frescoes. At the premiere though, the finale was omitted, considered to be too difficult to perform.
Composed in 1864, Grieg himself put a fatwa on it: ‘It must never be performed’.
Samuel Barber’s wrenching symphony n.1, here in the wonderful interpretations of the New York Philharmonic led by Bruno Walter in a 1945 recording.