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Showcasing a Great Conductor's Skill

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a reissued recording of Arturo Toscanini conducting Berlioz--a composer not often associated with the maestro. Schwartz says the improved sound quality will help listeners better appreciate the performances.

06:47

The Beauty of Tchaikovsky's Symphonies.

Classical Music Critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a 1960 recording of Tchaikovsky's last three symphonies, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky and performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic.

07:00

New Recordings of Haydn.

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new compact disc issue of Haydn performances with trumpet virtuoso Gerard Schwartz leading the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

06:59

Music From the Soviet Union.

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a recording of the score for the ballet "The Lady With the Lap Dog" by the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. The ballet was performed at the recent Soviet-American Music Festival in Boston. Shchedrin was one of the Soviet organizers of the event.

06:47

Ravel Conducts Ravel

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new album featuring a 1932 recording of the composer's Bolero, performed by the Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux, and helmed by Ravel himself

06:48

Orchestral Gems at Three Minutes Apiece

Leroy Anderson was classical composer who often used popular forms in his orchestral music. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says a new collection of Anderson's Americana-infused work reveals his charm and wit.

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