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Never one to just relax and take a holiday, however, this intellectually prodigious composer actively wrote music and absorbed diverse cultures the entire time he was making a three-year “Grand Tour” of Europe. These travels frequently impacted his artistic life—a trip to Scotland gave him endless opportunities for landscape sketching, and brought him into contact with one of his favorite authors. It also fed his appetite for folk music, as can be heard in the finale to this well-known symphony.

Music Heard On This Episode

Joseph Haydn: London Symphony: Spiritoso
Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen — The London Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Philips, 1994)
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Joseph Haydn: London Symphony: Spiritoso
Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen — The London Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Philips, 1994)
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Franz Liszt: Years of Pilgrimage, Italy: The Gondolier
Frederic Chiu — Years of Pilgrimage, Vol. 1 (Naxos, 1994)
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Mikhail Glinka: Farewell to St. Petersburg: Bolero, Traveling Song
Sergei Leiferkus, bar/Semion Skigin, p — Farewell to St. Petersburg (Sony Mod - Afw Line, 1996)
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Benjamin Britten: Third Suite for Cello: Introduction; Marcia; Canto; Barcarolla
Colin Carr, cello — Unaccompanied Cello (G.M. Recordings, 1995)
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John Williams: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Wild Signals; The Returnees
Studio Orchesta/John Williams, cond. — Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: The Collector's Edition Soundtrack (Columbia Pictures, 1998)
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Dietrich Buxtehude: Praeludium in C Major
Hans Davidsson, organ — Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2 - The Bach Perspective (Loft Recordings, 2007)
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Philip Glass: The Voyage: Mechanical Ballet
Stuttgart Chamber Orch/Dennis Russell Davies, cond. — Philip Glass: Symphony No.3 (Nonesuch, 2000)
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel: Whither must I wander?
Bryn Terfel, bar/Malcolm Martineau, p — The Vagabond & other songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Finzi & Ireland (Deutsche Grammophon, 1995)
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Tan Dun: Marco Polo: Book of Time-Space: Spring; The Sea
Soloists/Netherlands Radio Chamber Orch/Tan Dun, cond. — Marco Polo (Sony, 1997)
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Hector Berlioz: Harold in Italy: Serenade
Orch Révolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner, cond. — Harold En Italie, Op. 16 (Philips, 1996)
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Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 "Scottish": Fourth Movement
London Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado — Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies; 7 Overtures (Deutsche Grammophon, 2002)
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Colin McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan: Nocturnes
Peter Basquin & Christopher Oldfather, pianos/American Composers Orch/Dennis Russell Davies, cond. — Tabuh-Tabuhan (Cbc, 1998)
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Young & Adamson; Cahn & Van Heusen: Around the World; Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra — Come Fly With Me (Capitol, 1998)
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