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Bruckner – Symphony n.8, Mov. 4

Bruckner – Symphony n.8, Mov. 4

The triumphant Finale of Bruckner 8th – the last symphony that the composer completed – is a marvel of compositional structure and clarity of process.

Haydn – Symphony n.44

Haydn – Symphony n.44

Haydn’s symphony 44 is known as Trauer (Mourning). An apocryphal story relates that Haydn asked for the slow movement of this symphony to be played at his funeral.

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Béla Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances

Béla Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances

Embued in the richness of the folk tunes of Hungary, Bartók’s Rumanian Folk Dances are an orchestral miniature firmly set in the repertoire, often appearing in conducting auditions and competitions.

Schreker – Der Schatzgräber Interlude

Schreker – Der Schatzgräber Interlude

The luscious interlude from Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber is a gripping symphonic page rich in tempo changes and harmonic shifts

Beethoven – Leonore overture n.3
Beethoven – Leonore overture n.3

Leonore 3, one of the 4 overtures Beethoven wrote for his only opera Fidelio, is a huge symphonic fresco, often programmed as a standalone concert piece

Josef Suk – Serenade for strings
Josef Suk – Serenade for strings

A prominent figure in the Czech musical world, Josef Suk was acclaimed by some of the greatest composers of his time like Brahms and Dvořák. His string serenade is to this day one of the audiences’ favorites.

Mozart – Symphony n.36 “Linz”
Mozart – Symphony n.36 “Linz”

A masterpiece written in 4 days: Mozart’s Linz symphony breaks the conventions with the Haffner and sets the tone for his latest symphonies

Brahms – Symphony n.1 Movement 4
Brahms – Symphony n.1 Movement 4

As with the first movement, Brahms begins the 4th movement of his first symphony with an introduction in C minor. The grandiosity of the musical gesture gives us a taste of what’s to come.

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