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NPR - 50 obveznih klasičnih kompozicija

NPR Music

Američki NPR (National Public Radio) bira 50 kompozicija klasične glazbe koje obvezno mora poznavati bilo ekspert bilo početnik. Imate vremena do sutra.

Listen Master Cellist Plays Dvorak's Classic Concerto
March 3, 2009 – Hear Mstislav Rostropovich's powerful performance of Dvorak's American-made Cello Concerto.
Listen Beethoven's Best: The Ultimate 5th Symphony
February 24, 2009 – Carlos Kleiber leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a sinuous, violent rendition of Beethoven's classic.
Listen John Adams: Nixon, Minimalism And Mao
February 17, 2009 – The foxtrot Adams wrote as a warm-up for his opera Nixon in China has become a classic.
Listen Russian Valentine: Prokofiev's Romeo And Juliet
February 10, 2009 – Prokofiev's passionate, often violent music makes the tale of star-crossed lovers sound fresh.
Listen Felix Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Sounds
February 3, 2009 – Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth by soaking up his "Scottish Symphony."

Listen Gustav Holst's Peerless 'Planets'
June 16, 2009 – John Eliot Gardiner takes a thorough, meticulous approach to his recording of The Planets.
Listen Vivaldi: A Man For All Seasons
June 9, 2009 – The Venice Baroque Orchestra performs an animated rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Listen Van Cliburn's Classic Tchaikovsky
June 2, 2009 – Hear the lanky Texan's iconic Tchaikovsky recording, made just after his historic Moscow victory.
Listen Haydn's Finest, For London
May 26, 2009 – In London, the composer lapped up a wealth of praise, and composed a formidable set of symphonies.
Listen Verdi's Operatic, Transcendent Requiem
May 19, 2009 – The great opera composer added compassion and plenty of drama to his Requiem Mass.
Listen Mozart's Turbulent Final Symphonies
May 12, 2009 – Late in his career, Mozart explored feelings of emotional agitation and passion in his symphonies.
Listen Vladimir Horowitz: The Piano Titan Returns
May 5, 2009 – After a self-imposed 12-year exile, Horowitz triumphed at Carnegie Hall on May 9, 1965.
Listen 'Carmina Burana,' Music Of Monks And Drunks
April 27, 2009 – Carl Orff transformed bawdy medieval poetry into one of the 20th century's most popular works.
Listen Puccini's 'La Boheme' At Its Best
April 21, 2009 – Critic Ted Libby explains why La Boheme is perhaps the best-loved opera of all time.
Listen Handel's Flood Of Melodies: 'Water Music'
April 13, 2009 – In celebrating the great composer, critic Ted Libbey picks the ultimate Water Music CD.
Listen Bach's Mass In B Minor: A Cathedral In Sound
April 7, 2009 – Bach's Mass is as lofty in design, scope and expression as anything written by the hand of man.
Listen Brahms' Best: The Violin Concerto
March 31, 2009 – Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter's live performance is intense, angry and soaringly gorgeous.
Listen The Pastoral Power of 'Appalachian Spring'
March 24, 2009 – Aaron Copland's clear, light and open textures give his ballet a quiet strength.
Listen Stravinsky's Most Raging 'Rite Of Spring'
March 17, 2009 – Just in time for the vernal equinox, hear a recording of the Rite that roars like thunder.

Listen Claude Debussy's Painterly Preludes
September 29, 2009 – The subtle, elusive quality of Debussy's 24 preludes is captured perfectly by pianist Paul Jacobs.
Listen The Autumnal Glow Of Strauss' Four Last Songs
September 22, 2009 – Hear the extraordinary opulence soprano Jessye Norman brings to Strauss' final songs.
Portrait of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven by German painter Joseph Karl Stieler, circa 1820.
Listen Beethoven's Carefully Choreographed Violence
September 15, 2009 – Hear pianist Emil Gilels bring his brand of leonine passion to three of Beethoven's best sonatas.
German Composer Johannes Brahms.
Listen Appealing To The Masses: Brahms' Requiem
September 8, 2009 – Hear conductor Otto Klemperer's soulful rendering of Brahms' personal and rapturous Requiem.
Carol Lawrence (right) sings "I Feel Pretty," along with (left to right) Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Gutierrez and Marilyn Cooper, in the 1957 original Broadway cast recording of West Side Story.
Listen Best Of Broadway: Bernstein's 'West Side Story'
September 1, 2009 – The original Broadway cast recording still sounds fresh more than 50 years after the show opened.
Evgeny Mravinsky's intense Tchaikovsky recordings are among the most hair-raising performances captured on disc.
Listen Mravinsky's Supercharged Tchaikovsky
August 25, 2009 – Evgeny Mravinsky conducts Tchaikovsky's final symphonies with an intensity rarely heard.
An engraving of Franz Schubert, a year before he wrote his famed String Quintet in C.
Listen Schubert Most Sublime: The String Quintet In C
August 18, 2009 – Hear Schubert's personal brand of lyrical melancholy in his innovative String Quintet in C.
In the final movement of his Fourth Symphony, Johannes Brahms releases a pent-up tide of emotion.
Listen Brahms' 4th Symphony At Full Strength
August 11, 2009 – Hear conductor Carlos Kleiber bring out all the pent-up emotions in Brahms' final symphony.
Murray Perahia at the piano.
Listen Gold Standard For Bach's 'Goldberg Variations'
August 4, 2009 – Murray Perahia's fleet fingers and seasoned musicality make this a Bach recording for the ages.
The original poster advertising the premiere of The Magic Flute on Sept. 30, 1791, is on display at the birth home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Listen Mozart's Forward-Looking 'Magic Flute'
July 28, 2009 – Ted Libbey recommends an all-star cast performance of Mozart's last opera, The Magic Flute.
Listen Pastoral Passion: Ravel's 'Daphnis and Chloe'
July 21, 2009 – Jean Martinon conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in this sensual recording of Ravel's ballet.
Listen Josquin Des Prez's Luminous Sound
July 14, 2009 – Pure and expressive, his Missa Pange Lingua is at the summit of Renaissance masses.
Listen Brilliant Beethoven By The Emerson Quartet
July 7, 2009 – The group defies the difficulties inherent in performing Beethoven's 16 string quartets.
Listen Rhapsody In Blue: Gershwin At His Greatest
June 30, 2009 – Leonard Bernstein performs American music with mid-century flair in this 1959 recording.

Listen Debussy's La Mer
June 23, 2009 – Claude Debussy's La Mer is an impressionistic vision of the sheer power of the ocean.

Steve Reich
Listen Steve Reich's 'Maximum' Minimalism
January 12, 2010 – The composer's Music for 18 Musicians brings elements of "maximalism" to minimalism.
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Listen John Dowland's Art Of Melancholy
January 5, 2010 – The dark, wistful mood that pervades Dowland's lute music was, in its day, a sign of maturity.
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Listen Mahler's Apocalyptic Second Symphony
December 29, 2009 – Mahler answered the metaphysical challenge of Beethoven's Ninth with the "Resurrection" Symphony.
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Listen Handel's Miraculous 'Messiah'
December 22, 2009 – Hear the composer's oratorio — which is, by any measure, the greatest choral work in English.
Monteverdi's Poppea.
Listen Monteverdi's Pioneering 'Vespers'
December 15, 2009 – Monteverdi's set of Vespers illustrated a mastery of blending Renaissance and Baroque styles.
Schubert's song cycle depicts an emotional journey through a barren landscape.
Listen Schubert's Desolate 'Winter Journey'
December 8, 2009 – The solitary and psychological mix in Schubert's masterful song cycle, Winterreise.
Conductor Fritz Reiner at a 1950 rehearsal.
Listen Bartok's Best 'Concerto For Orchestra'
December 1, 2009 – The Chicago Symphony, playing as if it had been set on fire, set a standard for Bartok back in 1955.
The Brooklyn Bridge in 1884. Dvorak would arrive in New York eight years later to head the National Conservatory of Music.
Listen Dvorak's Symphony For A 'New World'
November 24, 2009 – The Bohemian composer claimed "everyone who has a nose must smell America" in his Symphony No. 9.
A caricature of composer Richard Wagner.
Listen Wagner's Overtures In Full-Spectrum Sound
November 17, 2009 – Powerful orchestral sounds, as well as silence, elicit an emotional response from the listener.
Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre records Elgar's Cello Concerto with conductor John Barbirolli at Kingsway Hall in London, 1965.
Listen Quiet Anguish In Elgar's Cello Concerto
November 10, 2009 – Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre exposes both the tenderness and pain in Elgar's late-career concerto.
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
Listen Bach's Best 'Brandenburg' Concertos
November 3, 2009 – Simultaneously subtle and brilliant, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are a microcosm of Baroque music.
The fifth and final movement of the Symphonie fantastique is set at a witches' Sabbath.
Listen Berlioz's Unbridled 'Symphonie Fantastique'
October 27, 2009 – Hear a musical treat for Halloween that still sounds fiercely psychedelic and sweepingly romantic.
Leonard Bernstein.
Listen Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphonic 'Coup'
October 20, 2009 – The Symphony No. 5 achieves a "victorious" closer that ends with the triumph of evil over good.
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Listen Liszt: Surmounting The Ultimate Piano Sonata
October 13, 2009 – Franz Liszt's multi-layered sonata can spark a powerful emotional experience in the listener.
In his diary, Sibelius noted the inspiration for the grand theme in his Fifth Symphony: "Today I saw 16 swans. God, what beauty! They circled over me for a long time. Disappeared into the solar haze like a silver ribbon."
Listen Sibelius' 5th Symphony: A Song For Swans
October 6, 2009 – Inspired by swans in flight, Jean Sibelius introduces some of his best ideas in his fifth symphony.

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