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A Symphonic, American Collage

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's recording of Charles Ives' Holidays Symphony, which draws its inspiration from four different American holidays. Ives incorporates folks songs, traditional music, and the background noise of everyday life into his compositions, often to haunting effect.


Conductor Jeffrey Tate's New Recording of Haydn Symphonies.

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews the career of British conductor Jeffrey Tate. Tate has been crippled since birth. His first career was medicine. Lloyd reviews a new recording featuring Tate and the English Chamber Orchestra playing Haydn's Military Symphony No. 100 and the Drum Roll Symphony.

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