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  • Schubert's Symphony No.9 'The Great'

    Franz Schubert's Symphony No 9 in C, 'Great', initially rejected for its length and complexity, finally premiered in 1839, showcasing Schubert's innovative composition with an iconic 8-bar horn theme. The symphony unfolds through a dynamic range of movements, from the intricate interplay of strin...

  • Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 Op. 23 performed by Lukáš Vondráček

    Experience the grandeur and drama of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, a piece initially dismissed but now beloved worldwide. Tchaikovsky previewed it with noted pianist Nikolai Rubinstein who dismissed it as ‘worthless’ and ‘unplayable’. How wrong he was! Featuring a powerful opening motif an...

  • Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5

    Tchaikovsky’s Fifth is one of the most luscious of symphonies. It takes hold of the listener from the very first notes – a soft, slow phrase emanating from the deepest registers of the clarinet – and builds to climaxes of massive proportions. Shaping this towering symphony is Eivind Aadland, Chie...