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This composer’s first symphony was a flop. Critics and audiences were universal in their disdain and the young composer was crushed, and did not compose until nearly three years later, after undergoing psychiatric treatment. The causes of the failed premiere were several: the style of this composer was different from the older generation and was not readily accepted. And it didn’t help that the conductor of the premiere was drunk on the podium and had made huge cuts to the score during rehearsals.

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Johann Strauss, Jr: Wine, women, and song
Vienna Philharmonic — New Year's Day Concert In Vienna, 1979 (Decca Import, 2001)
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Johann Strauss, Jr: Wine, women, and song
Vienna Philharmonic — New Year's Day Concert In Vienna, 1979 (Decca Import, 2001)
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Coffee cantata: O how good it tastes
Amor Artis Orch/Johannes Somary — The Coffee Cantata BWV 211, Cantata BWV 158 and Motets (Lyrichord Discs Inc., 1999)
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ZZ Top: Tush; La Grange
ZZ Top — Greatest Hits (Warner Bros., 1992)
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Gustav Mahler: The drinking song of the earth's misery
Vienna Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein — Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Decca, 1999)
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Steve Reich: Alarm will sound
Ossia/Alan Pierson — Tehillim / The Desert Music (Cantaloupe, 2002)
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Francois Couperin: Book 3: The regent, or Minerva
Michael Borgstede — Couperin: Complete Harpsichord Music (Brilliant Classics, 2006)
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Dmitri Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot: Tea for Two
Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Riccardo Chailly — The Jazz Album (Decca, 1993)
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Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 6: Allegro molto moderato
Helsinki Philharmonic Orch/Paavo Berglund — Symphonies Nos. 5-7 (EMI Classics, 2006)
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George Frideric Handel: Overture
The King's Consort/Robert King — An Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (Hyperion, 2004)
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Jaromir Vejvoda: Beer Barrel Polka
The Andrews Sisters/Glenn Miller Orchestra — Chesterfield Broadcasts (RCA, 1993)
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Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1: Allegro
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orch — Symphony No 1/Isle of the Dead (EMI Classics, 2007)
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Kalevi Aho: Chinese Songs: The golden hairpin; At night, very drunk
Tiina Vahevaara, s/Lahti Symphony Orch/Osmo Vänskä — Chinese Songs & Symphony No. 4 (Bis, 2000)
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The Champs: Tequila
The Champs — Tequila: Very Best of the Champs (Collectables, 1998)
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