Classical Album of the Week: 10 Great Named Symphonies You Hear on WRTI 90.1

Feb 10, 2019

February 11, 2019. Here's a great way to support the music you love during our Winter Member Drive: contribute here at the $20/month level and we'll thank you with this amazing 6-CD set, 10 Great Named Symphonies.

The 6 CDs feature 10 of the most intriguing symphonies, capturing their audiences both by their sound and by their names.  An amusing addition to a new series produced exclusively for Public Broadcasting Stations, this collection exposes listeners to some of the most captivating symphonies of all time.

Haydn: Surprise Symphony No. 94 in G Major, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Nikolaus Hanroncourt conducts

Schubert: Great Symphony No. 9 in C Major, Berlin Philharmonic/Klaus Tennstedt conducts

Mozart: Jupiter Symphony No. 41 in C Major, London Philharmonic/Charles Mackerras conducts

Beethoven: Eroica Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Vienna Philharmonic/Simon Rattle conducts

Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony No. 4 in A Major, The London Classical Players/Roger Norrington conducts

Schumann: Rhenish Symphony No. 3 in E flat, London Philharmonic Orchestra/Franz Welser-Most conducts

Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony No.3 in C minor, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Antonio Pappano conducts

Dvorak: New World Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Philharmonia Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini conducts

Bruckner: Romantic Symphony No. 4 in E flat, New York Philharmonic/Kurt Masur conducts

Mahler: Ressurection Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Philharmonia Orchestra/OttoKelmperer conducts