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What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

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performance from 1958 with conductor Karel Ancerl ....

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RVW was obsessed with The Pilgrim's Progress in the 1940s - the music he wrote turned up in various pieces (including what to me was his finest piece, the 5th Symphony) culminating in a full blown opera. This records his arrangement of the music for a BBC radio series of the book. Short instrumental pieces with, in this recording, a couple of lines of dialogue to establish context. Hard to take Sir John Gielgud's narration seriously....I'm constantly reminded of his Spitting Image 'Larry, darling!' puppet.

For RVW completists only.  

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Benjamin Britten – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Op.68
Franz Joseph Haydn – Concerto for Cello No.1 in C major H 7b No.1
— Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) – English Chamber Orchestra – Benjamin Britten (Decca Records)

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Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op.21, Andante spianato and Grande polonaise in E flat Op.22
Arthur Rubinstein – The Symphony of the Air – Alfred Wallenstein (RCA Victor Red Seal / Living Stereo – Sony Music)

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Haydn - String Quartet Op.17/6

Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto No.4

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Henry Purcell – Prophetess Z 627: Suite
George Frideric Handel – Concerti grossi (12) Op.6/6 in G minor HWV 324
George Frideric Handel – Amarilli vezzosa HWV 82 "Il duello amoroso"
— Nancy Argenta (soprano), Michael Chance (countertenor) – Freiburg Baroque Orchestra – Gottfried Von der Goltz (deutsche harmonia mundi)

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Johannes Brahms – String Quartets: Op.51/1, Op.51/2, Op.67
Alban Berg Quartett (EMI Classics)

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Brahms - String Quintet No.2, Op.111

Franck - Violin Sonata 

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Yo Soy la Locura 2Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 4 ("Symphony No. 5") / Pianissimo

My first Schnittke record bought back in the late 80s. Made absolutely no sense then and I didn't follow it up. 25 years and a lot of music later I really enjoyed it. 

The Andueza is going to sound wonderful in the summer (sounds pretty wonderful in the damp, drizzly British winter).

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