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Saturday, April 9, 2016 Permalink

The Final Connection

The death of Mozart (Anonymous artist, 19th century)


A composer’s final work may not tell us everything about him, but it does say something important about his state of mind at the end of his life. 

And if you think it would always be sad or dramatic, you’d be wrong.

Join us for final musical thoughts from Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Bernstein and more—on this edition of Connections.

Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, etc. San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt Decca 443 773-2 028944377323
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto Martin Frost, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Peter Oundjian BIS BIS-SACD 1263 7318599912639
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets Alban Berg Quartet EMI 5 73606 2 0724357360623
Chopin: Complete Mazurkas Vol. 2 Garrick Ohlsson  Helios CDH55392 034571153926
Strauss Edition Vol. 39 [for "Echoes from the Days of Raimund"]  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice; Christian Pollack Marco Polo 8.223239  0730099323925  
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 London Symphony, Antal Dorati Mercury Living Presence Collector's Edition #2  478 5092 028947850922
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle Warner Classics 5099998451920
Britten: Spring Symphony, Welcome Ode London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Senior Choirs of the City of London School for Girls and City of London School Chandos CHAN 8855 095115885529
Bernstein:  Jubilee Games New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 429231 028942923126


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