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Classical Music for Summer

By bbcmusicmagazine

The Summer Solstice has now been and gone – the longest day of daylight and the official beginning of summer. Whether the sun arrives or not, we turn our attention to composers who have been more fortunate. We've compiled a list of works that worship the sun in all its (occasional) glory.

10 songs

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    String Quartet No. 63 in B-Flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4, Hob.III:78, "Sunrise": I. Allegro con spiritoFranz Joseph HaydnKodály QuartetHaydn: String Quartets Nos. 61-63
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    Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major - "Romantic", WAB 104 - Version 1878/1880: 1. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell - LiveAnton BrucknerGewandhausorchester LeipzigAndris NelsonsBruckner: Symphony No. 4 / Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude (Live)
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