10 January 2014

First-listen Fridays

Holst, The Mystic Trumpeter, Op.18

[ I was waiting until I finished my own setting of the Whitman before at last listening to the Holst; although, chances are high that I first learnt about the text, through knowing that Holst had written this piece ]

Lou Harrison, Symphony № 2 "Elegiac"

[ And, curiously, the first I've ever listened to Harrison's music, I think; a beautiful, richly earnest piece ]

Dvořák, String Quartet № 13 in G, Op.106

[ No good reason why I waited so long to get to know the Dvořák quartets ]

Boris Blacher, Concertante Musik, Op.10

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