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  1. BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 (Weingartner) (1935)

    To conclude our #Beethoven2020 series on the Tuesday Blog, we consider Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Consecration of the House overture, which were both premiered at the same concert, on 7 May 1824.

    The recording I selected today is a historic recording featuring Felix Weingartner, a contemporary to Mahler and Toscanini in one of the earliest available recordings of this seminal work . Weingartner was respected as much for his musical scholarship as his conducting. In 1906, he
  2. Stravinsky, Bernstein ‎– Symphony In Three Movements • Symphony In C

    We usually take time in November to remember great artists we have lost, and it is in that context that we remember the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of Leonard Bernstein.

    Further, this is also “Remembrance Week” (tomorrow being Remembrance Day) and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. It is in that context that I am sharing a pair of works by Igor Stravinsky that were composed during the 1939-45 timeframe.

    Stravinsky wrote a symphony at the very
  3. RR: 194. Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D, op. 123

    1. Klemperer (cond.), Söderström, Höffgen, Kmennt, Talvela, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus (1965)

    2. Gardiner (cond.), Margiano, Robbin, Kendall, Miles, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir (1989)

    3. Bernstein (cond.), Moser,
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    Updated Nov-08-2020 at 04:07 by Trout