Week of December 28, 2009
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Kate Royal, soprano
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MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4
ANDRE MESSAGER: Rossignol -Kate Royal, soprano, Orchestra of English National Opera, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Edward Gardner, conductor (EMI 68192)
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story -LA Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor (DG 459 147)
As you celebrate the New Year, here's a banquet of delicious goodies that Gustav Mahler imagined waiting in heaven — if you are a child who loves vegetables! His Fourth is his most chamber-like symphony and it ends with a sweet song of the afterlife.
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