First Symphonies

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Monday, January 03, 2011

For the first week of the year, Symphony Hall explores the first symphonies of several composers.

Comments [5]


If you go to the Playlists page and then the calendar, you should be able to see the whole list for the day.

This was the piece that played at 8:55pm that evening:

Jan. 07 2011 12:57 PM
dj jeff from greensboro

my favorite symphony is the 1st by mahler because of the famous 3rd movement with the march with the bas and the drums

Jan. 07 2011 09:37 AM
Linda Blakely from Bronxville, NY

I'd like to find out what was playing on Tuesday, January 4th, just prior to 9:00 pm. I keep trying and trying to see the schedule, but all I can get is January 3rd - no matter what button I press. It was piano music and I tuned in at 8:58, though it had started earlier. Thanks!

Linda Blakely

Jan. 05 2011 10:16 PM
Gene Lieber

The Beethoven, Shubert, and Schuman First Symphonies are very nice, but the Brahms First is a towering work by a fully mature composer.

Jan. 05 2011 11:00 AM
Michael Meltzer

Mr. McKnight:
Per your comment about Symphonies "#1" on the countdown final list, do note that the Prokofiev Symphony #1 ("Classical") is one of the most frequently played selections in WQXR daytime programming, with very little complaint, but the only Prokofiev in the checklist offered listeners by WQXR was "Peter and the Wolf," not even "Lt. Kije."
To use those results as a barometer of anything of importance is dangerous.

Jan. 04 2011 08:11 PM

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