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Starting the Year Auspiciously…

As the curtain rises on 2019, here’s a little collection of some memorable and auspicious beginnings from the world of classical music…  Works that right from the starting gate hint at the masterpieces that are to follow.

Starting the Year Auspiciously…


If you want to see whether you’re able to identify what those works are, click and drag over the blank spaces below to reveal the titles. If you’re on a mobile device, you can scroll further down to see them.

  1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
  2. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
  3. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
  4. Stravinsky: Petrushka
  5. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
  6. Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
  7. Haydn: Symphony 104
  8. Bizet: Carmen Overture
  9. Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture
  10. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
  11. Dvorak: ‘New World’ Symphony No. 9
  12. Grieg: Piano Concerto
  13. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  14. Respighi: The Pines of Rome











Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Haydn: Symphony 104
Bizet: Carmen Overture
Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Dvorak: ‘New World’ Symphony No. 9
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Respighi: The Pines of Rome


Written by:
Jeffrey Freymann
Jeffrey Freymann
Published on 03.27.2019