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From the Archives - Voices of spring

a field of yellow flowers against a blue sky
Sergey Shmidt

We’ve just passed the official start of Spring, so we have a program of music inspired by the season. Some had literary inspirations, some are prayers for spring, and others a celebration of new life after winter. All capture the beauty of the season in vivid tone-painting.

Compositions and Recordings

Symphony No. 1 "Spring"
by Robert Schumann
George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra

"In Springtime" Overture
by Karl Goldmark
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

Last Spring
by Edvard Grieg
Anne Sofie Van Otter

Voices of Spring
by Johann Strauss II
Clemens Krauss and the Vienna Philharmonic

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