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From the Archives - Surprise symphonies: Lutoslawski and Hanson

Enjoy an episode of surprise symphonies.
Brooke Knoll
Enjoy an episode of surprise symphonies.

Hear two 20th century first symphonies born of very different circumstances. One was created under extreme hardship during World War II, the other an affectionate tribute to the composer’s immigrant parents.

Compositions and Recordings

Symphony No. 1
by Witold Lutoslawski
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Symphony No. 1 "Nordic"
by Howard Hanson
Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony

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