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#27 Aaron Copland

Aug 28, 2016

Fanfare for the Common Man

#28 Ralph Vaughan Williams

Aug 28, 2016

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

#29 Ludwig van Beethoven

Aug 28, 2016

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

#30 Claude Debussy

Aug 28, 2016

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

#31 Bedrich Smetana

Aug 28, 2016

The Moldau, My Country

Bedrich Smetana used the 19th century popular form of a symphonic tone poem to musically demonstrate his love of country, and the flow of the Czech Vitava River (Moldau is German for Vitava).  The Moldau is one of six parts from the larger Má Vlast (My Country).

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The Czech Vitava River

#32 Arvo Pärt

Aug 28, 2016

Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror)

This music written in 1978 has a beautiful simplicity that instantly captures the attention. Pärt calls this style of writing “tintinnabuli,” evoking the ringing of bells:

#33 George Frideric Handel

Aug 28, 2016


"When he chooses, he strikes like a thunderbolt.” - Mozart on Handel

#34 Johann Pachelbel

Aug 28, 2016

Canon and Gigue in D

#35 Ludwig van Beethoven

Aug 28, 2016

Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Eroica

In Italian it means,”Heroic.” Beethoven was serious. It was the longest, most sweeping and confrontational symphony of its time. When he finished it in 1803, the composer dedicated it to Napoléon, a man he thought was a democratic hero of the French people. According to the story told by Beethoven's student Ferdinand Ries, when Beethoven heard the news in late 1804 that Napoléon had crowned himself Emperor of France, he was so disgusted that he violently erased Napoleon’s name from the manuscript, leaving holes in the title page. 

#36 Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Aug 28, 2016

1812 Overture