Tell Us Which Piece Helps You Fall for Autumn

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

red and orange leaves in autumn. Leaves in autumn. (Jean-Pol GRANDMONT/Wikimedia Commons)

This Sunday marks the official start of Autumn and on this week's Showdown we asked you to pick the piece to usher in the season properly.

You chose Vivaldi's Four Seasons:L'autunno (Autumn) and at noon we played a performance by violinist Gil Shaham and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

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Comments [9]

Tim Brown from Washington DC

Vivaldi won? I'm moving to a place with no seasons.

Sep. 18 2013 12:03 PM
Paul from Manhattan

I love The Seasons by Gasanov (sp?)
I also like Jeff S. He is the best!

Sep. 18 2013 11:41 AM
L.J. lubin from Fort Lee, NJ

I love Rautavaara. But how about playing Respighi's Poema Autunnale sometime in the near future?

Sep. 18 2013 11:34 AM
JT Fangio from The Great Northwest

Sorry, but not enough of a choice. In my own highly subjective opinion, the musical composition that most puts me in an Autumnal state of mind is " The Lark Ascending."

Sep. 18 2013 10:59 AM
Suzanne from New York

I wish we could write in our own suggestions. I would have suggested something like the Autumn Fairy variation from Prokofiev's "Cinderella." The Vivaldi is the only selection I'm familiar with of the three offered here, and I agree that it's overplayed.

Sep. 18 2013 10:33 AM
LES


Ditto Tim Brown

Sep. 18 2013 09:38 AM
J M from UWS

I only wish you had included Verdi's Autumn from his four seasons ballet. We are so used to hearing the Vivaldi seasons, and Verdi's is played much less often than it should be. I hope you use it for a winter showdown. The Winter actually feels cold!

Sep. 18 2013 08:41 AM
Tim Brown from Washington, DC

Please NOT the Vivaldi! Ack!

Sep. 18 2013 08:00 AM
Bernie from UWS

Rautavaara, please. His music lush yet mysterious, familiar yet somehow magical.

And please, not the Vivaldi. It is so overplayed and cliched. Let's try something new folks, what do you say?

Sep. 18 2013 06:56 AM

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