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From the Archives - Heart strings

Here are our listeners' favorite memories from their school music ensembles.
Manuel Nägeli
Enjoy music that pulls at our heartstrings.

Music for strings is often associated with heartfelt emotion, and for good reason. We’ve heard it in movies, television and anytime the drama requires a special tug at our heartstrings. We have gorgeous music by Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner and a familiar work with a mysterious past.

Compositions and Recordings

Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings
by Richard Strauss
Andre Previn and the Vienna Philharmonic

'Adagio' from String Quintet in F major
by Anton Bruckner

Adagio after Albinoni
by Remo Giazotto
Richard Erdlinger and the Cappella Istropolitana

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
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