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    In order to digitalize my classical collection, I came across a CD with various pieces of different composers (like a sampler CD). There is one track on it, which I identified as wrong labelled in the booklet. I started a huge investigation on the internet to find name and composer of the piece, but I didn’t find the answer. On the CD they say, it’s "Les Préludes" from Franz Liszt - but it's surely not, because I have three other recordings of this opus – and they are completely different. The CD dates back to 1992 with an unknown label, so there is no chance to find the publisher. Does anyone can help me to find name and composer of it?
    I took about 20 seconds each of the beginning, somewhere in the middle and the end of the opus and created one mp3-file, which I attached to this thread. The quality is not best, but I wanted to give the possibility to download the file, so it’s just about 96 kbps.

    Can you help me? Who knows the track?

    Thanks for your help!

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    I'm not an expert, can I answer?

    Clearly Beethoven or Mendelssohn, most likely the latter. It's from one of their symphonies, I think. If it's LvB, it must be from his first or second. That's as far I can get at this moment.

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    It isn't Beethoven 2...

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    The middle part is so familiar...
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    Thanks so far for your suggestions, but I think it's neither Mendelssohn nor Beethoven. It may help that the length of the track on CD is almost 17 minutes... would it be possible to post the whole file here in the forum? It might give a chance to find the answer.

    Thanks for your help! I'm sure somewhere will know the melodies...

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    I'd hazard a guess at a Haydn symphony, or some overture (perhaps also by Mozart?).
    ''Oh, the String Quartet - oh, the Divine Scratching!''

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    Upload the file in rapidshare.com and then post the download link here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisztfreak View Post
    I'd hazard a guess at a Haydn symphony, or some overture (perhaps also by Mozart?).
    It's to heavy for Haydn or Mozart, I think. Beethoven, Schubert... perhaps Mendelssohn.



    Did you try playing the cd with winamp? It may access the CDDB and give you the titles for the tracks.

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    Thanks for your suggestion with winamp and the CDDB... as I wrote in my thread, they say it's from Franz Liszt: "Les Préludes - Symphonic Peom No. 3". But this is surely not true...

    As suggested from Manuel (thanks!), I decided to upload the full mp3-File of the unknown track. It's only 96 kbps - but even than it's more than 12 MB.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/22751685...ll_96.mp3.html

    Now you can listen to the whole unknown track! Does anyone recognize it?

    Thanks!

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    You are welcome. I'm downloading it now...

    Sharing the complete file is better and cost-free... so we can give it a chance.
    Last year I had a similar experience from a guy posting a whole symphony... He had taped it in the eighties from the BBC and since then loved the work, ignoring any info on it.

    We posted this in several boards and were finally noticed it was a symphony written by obscure russian composer Alexander Copylov.

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-p...537185-7348000

    1st mov: Adagio - Presto, from Haydn's Symphony No. 101 'The Clock'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-p...537185-7348000

    1st mov: Adagio - Presto, from Haydn's Symphony No. 101 'The Clock'.
    At last...I can get some sleep. Good job, Manuel.
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    That's it!

    I knew that I will find experts here to identify classical music! GOOD JOB Manuel! Compliments!

    The track on the CD is even a combination of the 1st movement (Adagio - Presto) and the 2nd (Andante). This is the reason for the huge track of almost 17 minutes...

    From Franz Liszt to Franz Joseph Haydn... it's still unbelievable - mistakes happen even on CD booklets! So it's definitely:

    Haydn Franz Joseph, Symphony No. 101 'The Clock', I. Adagio - Presto and II. Andante (with the clock-like "ticking" rhythm throughout the 2nd movement).

    Thanks to all of you! Now I will definitely have to buy the whole symphony... I like it!

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    Well... actually... ehem

    I posted the link in other board and they came up with the answer. I must confess I've never dared to face Haydn Symphonies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    I must confess I've never dared to face Haydn Symphonies...
    Why so? Apart from the silly names and the staggering number he wrote, what's wrong with them?
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