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  1. Beethoven - The Menuhin Festival Orchestra ‎– The Creatures Of Prometheus, Op. 43

    This week’s Cover 2 Cover share is a 1970 Angel LP of Beethoven’s 1801 ballet music for Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), following the libretto of Salvatore Viganò. It is the only full length ballet by Beethoven.

    The original scenario of the ballet is lost, making it difficult to establish the precise context of many of the sixteen numbers of the score and leading to different treatments of the music by various choreographers since. Nevertheless a broad outline
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  2. Sibelius, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Paavo Berglund ‎– Symphony No. 4 & 7

    This week’s Tuesday Blog is another installment of Vibnyl’s Revenge, this time dedicated to a pair of short symphonies by Jean Sibelius.

    In a fine survey article, Tom Huizenga relates (and provides excerpts from) a 2002 interview by author Michael Steinberg providing his insights on Sibelius and his seven symphonies (an Eighth was composed but mysteriously disappeared).

    Here are some of Steinberg;s commentary on the two symphonies featiured in today’s share, the fourth
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  3. Haydn: Seven Last Words / Mosaiques Quartet

    I’ve not shared anything yet for the Lenten season. In past years, I have used this opportunity to program some organ selections, but opted out of that for 2018. Here is my only programmed share for Lent this year.

    The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross (German: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze) was a commission made to Joseph Haydn in 1786 for the Good Friday service at Oratorio de la Santa Cueva (Holy Cave Oratory) in Cádiz, Spain. Published in 1787
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  4. Michael Haydn & Mozart

    2018’s first “fifth Tuesday” quarterly montage proposes as its key work one of Mozart’s numbered symphonies that should be rightly assigned to Joseph Haydn’s brother; the so-called Symphony No. 37 adds an introduction by Mozart to a symphony in G by Michael Haydn.

    According to Wikipedia , the number of symphonies actually written by Mozart is imprecisely known; of the 41 formally numbered, three (Nos 2, 3 and 37) are established as by other composers and another, No. 11, is considered
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    Updated Apr-03-2018 at 16:37 by itywltmt

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    Composers , Classical Music , Recorded Music
  5. Symphonic Stravinsky

    Today’s “Fifth Tuesday” installment of the Tuesday Blog features one of our montages and this one is dedicated to the music of Igor Stravinsky, and specifically to three of his five symphonies.

    To begin, we note that we’ve programmed in past montages his Symophony of Psalms and his Symphonies of Wind Instrukments – the latter being a sort of play on words; in the title of this piece, Stravinsky used the word "symphonies" (note the plural form) not to label the work as
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    Updated Jan-29-2018 at 12:40 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
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