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Dvořák Cello Concerto
Rossini Overture, William Tell
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
Dvořák had intended to end his Cello Concerto with a rhapsodic flourish. But on hearing of the death of his beloved sister-in-law, the composer instead wrote a delicate, tender song for the cello in which her memory is enshrined. Bathed in southern warmth, Felix Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony contains some of his most exhilarating music, its striding opening theme lunging out over pulsating winds. Such infectious joie de vivre has made Rossini's overture to the opera William Tell one of the most iconic works in history, a raucous gallop that has proved infectious for nearly two centuries.
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