Edvard Grieg – Symphony in C minor

Edvard Grieg – Symphony in C minor

Composed in 1864, Grieg himself put a fatwa on it: ‘Must never be performed’. Although this Symphony reveals numerous influences, some more obvious than others, it’s a crafty-built piece, full of youthful vigor and inventive melodies. Here’s a performance...
Samuel Barber: Symphony n.1

Samuel Barber: Symphony n.1

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 (Barber’s 1944 revision).  This one-movement symphony, composed in Rome during the winter of 1935-36 and...
Schumann Symphony n.3

Schumann Symphony n.3

Schumann: Symphony n.3 – Biographical context Around the time he was in Düsseldorf for his new conducting position, Schumann gave birth to one of his most popular works. Being in Eb major with a beginning in ¾ , the symphony immediately calls for a comparison...

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