Music of the Day: 18/04/13

More great music, quite a lot from some big names, and which I’m quite attached to personallySchumann no. 3 was one of the works at the Sherborne conducting course I went on last summer (I saw George Hurst conduct it a few months before he died), Haydn’s ‘Harmoniemesse’ was one of the pieces I conducted with Hertford College Orchestra in my 2nd year of university, and I’ve got good memories of playing Chameleon arranged for Saxophone Quartet.

Orchestral

  • Robert Schumann, Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major, op. 97, ‘Rhenish’.

Chamber

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet no. 19 in C major, KV. 465 ‘Dissonance’

Vocal

  • Franz Joseph Haydn, Mass no. 14 in B-flat major, ‘Harmoniemesse’, H. 22/14. This isn’t very well known compared to some of Haydn’s other masses, like the ‘Nelson Mass’ and the ‘Mass In Time of War’, but is a fantastic piece. It’s also very interesting as it is Haydn’s last major work, was composed after the premiere of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 1.

Jazz

  • Herbie Hancock, Chameleon. An absolute classic.

Rock/pop/?

  • The Strokes, Is This It?

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