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Playlists for January 30 – February 3: Too Darn Big

This week we’re ascending some of the most colossal musical mountains in existence – works like Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder and Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony that are (usually) too big to program on Exploring Music.

Monday

Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (Part I)
Philharmonia Chorus and Voices, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & soloists/Salonen
Signum 173
Excerpts + 41:23
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Tuesday

Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (Part II, Excerpts from Parts I & III)
Philharmonia Chorus and Voices, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & soloists/Salonen
Signum 173
Excerpts + 23:38, 15:00
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Wednesday

Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (Part I)
Philharmonia Chorus and Voices, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & soloists/Salonen
Signum 173
Excerpts + 30:07
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Schoenberg: Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, I (excerpt)
Pollini, p.
DG 471631
1:05
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Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1, Gothic, I
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & BBC Concert Orchestra + choirs & soloists/Brabbins
Hyperion 67971
12:09
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Thursday

Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1, Gothic (excerpts)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & BBC Concert Orchestra + choirs & soloists/Brabbins
Hyperion 67971
25:34, 17:45
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Friday

Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1, Gothic (Excerpt fr. Part II + III)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & BBC Concert Orchestra + choirs & soloists/Brabbins
Hyperion 67971
15:58, 37:56
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