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Pieces of Spring No. 12

Posted at 8:01 AM on May 13, 2007 by John Birge

Welcome May, and Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Pieces of Spring.

Every day, we'll play a springtime classic. Visit our online playlist to find each day's spring piece or, in the Twin Cities, listen to 99.5 every morning at 8. Enter the correct title here, and you have another chance to win fresh flowers delivered to your door for a year! Check back here every day to see if you got it right.

Yesterday's piece was "Spring Song" from Mendelssohn's Song without Words. This has been a staple soundtrack for animated cartoon bunnies, but a CD company in Japan took a therapeutic angle by including it in an album claiming to relieve headaches. I wonder if they also included the pop song standard "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most."