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  1. 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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  2. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

    Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet in one act with three tableaux by Maurice Ravel described as a "symphonie chorégraphique" (lit. trans. choreographic symphony). The scenario was adapted by Michel Fokine from a romance by the Greek writer Longus thought to date from around the 2nd century AD. The story concerns the love between the goatherd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé.

    Commissioned for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, it premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris
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  3. Vladimir Horowitz. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 / Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2

    This week’s installment of Once Upon the Internet brings us back to the Italian Public Domain siteLiberMusica, for a pair of concerti featuring Vladimir Horowitz, his Father-in-Law Arturo Toscanini and his NBC Symphony Orchestra.

    The source pages from the Italian site don’t clearly identify the performances – a search on the Web using the title of the source album strongly suggests that the tracks come from a Classica D'oro recording which, according to AllMusic.com, was a March 2001
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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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  5. Stravinsky, RSO Berlin • Riccardo Chailly ‎– Symphonie De Psaumes

    Riccardo Chailly was chief conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1982 to 1989, making dozens of fine recordings during that time period, including a splendid trio of recordings from 20th Century masters – I featured his Carmina Burana in one of my Friday montages last year, and I appreciated his reading of Deryck Cooke’s “reconstruction:” of Mahler’s 10th. Today’s edition of Vinyl’s Revenge pairs Chailly with another 20th Century composer, Igor Stravinsky in a trio of short works
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