All this week, Morning Glories will feature what we at Classical MPR have deemed five must-have symphonies. Tune in at 10 a.m. to hear them live, but if you miss them on the air, we'll be revealing each one right here on the blog every day.
We'll also have individual lists from our different hosts, and today it's Steve Staruch! Enjoy!
Five must-have symphonies:
Vaughan Williams: Symphony #5 in D
William Schuman: Symphony #3 (the old Bernstein Sony recording from the '60s)
Hanson: Symphony #2 "Romantic"
Mahler: Symphony #6 in a (Abbado DVD)
Thanks for the invite! Great idea....
Sad not to find Brahms or Dvorak on the list. I'll nominate Brahms #4 and Dvorak #8.
How about Vaughan Williams' London Sym
or Rachmaninoff's 2nd Sym?
My number one, absolute favorite, must-have sympyhony?
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.
(Think about it............... :) )
Beethoven No 9. Absolute!! The Furtwangler on Orfeo is awesome.
Beethoven No 6. Sawallich with the Concertgebouw is very good.
Haydn No 94 (Surprise)
Do the Brandenbergs count as symphonies??