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Pieces of Spring No. 10

Posted at 12:13 PM on May 11, 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 "Rustle of Spring" by Christian Sinding, which came to life as a piano miniature in the same vein as Grieg’s Lyric Pieces. While less well-known in today's era of Suzuki method books, it was very famous a hundred years, and seemed to show up in every "World's Greatest Piano Pieces" anthology. "Rustle of Spring" was also quoted by Meredith Willson in his musical The Music Man.