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  1. LE #1: Gustav Mahler

    1. Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection")
    --I: Allegro maestoso
    --II: Andante moderato
    --III: In ruhig fließender Bewegung
    --IV: Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht
    --V: Im Tempo des Scherzos
    Seiji Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra
    Emika Suga, Soprano
    Nathalie Stutzmann, Contralto
    Shinyukai Chorus (Shin Sekiya, Chorus Master)

    This isn't really much of a playlist, is it?
    Anyway . . . ...
    Classical Music , Composers
  2. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 16

    The last concert series proved to be the greatest success of the entire semester. For days afterwards, the Choir and Ensemble concerts were lauded by critics in the local newspapers.

    "Dr. Johnson and his students have done it again for the University by showing a spectacular show in time for the holidays. Not only the singers, but the young choral conductors all proved their merit this concert, and I am excited to see what they will come up with next year," one critic wrote. ...
  3. My Listening Expeditions

    Starting now, I will be posting about my current listening expeditions in the vast, unending world of classical music.
    Each entry will consist of a playlist of one composer, with a varying amount of music on it, followed by my own commentary.

    My first entry can be read below.
    Classical Music , Composers
  4. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 15

    Marie continued to hold onto the ticket for Alex, even until the day before the concert. But he never came, and Marie was watching all the shifts.

    "Well, I'll just have to give it to him in person, no doubt he forgot. He seemed accustomed to making that mistake," she thought.

    It was Thursday, and Marie looked up the Symphony Orchestra rehearsal schedule. She saw that they were having a dress rehearsal that day at 1PM, their typical scheduled time, in the concert ...
  5. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 14

    Time flew by until the end of the semester for Marie. She had so much work to do that she barely was able to keep up with Tanya and what she was doing. Final exams and papers were on everyone's mind. It would be great for all the stress to end.

    Tanya had yet another piece to conduct the chamber choir for the December Choral Concert. It was the biggest of all the three concerts of the year, and usually was holiday themed. There would be carols and such, but Tanya wasn't assigned to ...