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The premiere of this work took place upon the composer’s completion of studies with one of his teachers. This piece represents the final project from his studies, and depicts elements reminiscent of Aesop’s Fables and Hans Christian Andersen. This piece remains one of this composer’s most popular and finest works despite its early composition date.

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George Frideric Handel: For unto us a child is born; His yoke is easy
Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus/Martin Pearlman — Messiah (Telarc, 1992)
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George Frideric Handel: For unto us a child is born; His yoke is easy
Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus/Martin Pearlman — Messiah (Telarc, 1992)
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus: Finale
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt — Creatures of Prometheus (Telarc, 1995)
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Charles Ives: Orchestral set No 2: From Hanover Square North
London Symphony/Leopold Stokowski — Stokowski Edition: Music of the 20th Century (Music & Arts Program, 2006)
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Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Jean-Yves Thibaudet/Cleveland Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy — Warsaw Concerto: Romantic piano classics from the silver screen (Decca, 1999)
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Richard Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder: Träume
Cheryl Studer/Staatskapelle Dresden/Giuseppe Sinopoli — Strauss: Four Last Songs / Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (Archiv Prod Import / DG, 1994)
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Ricercar a 3
Henk Bouman — Musical Offering (Eloquence, 2000)
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George Crumb: Departure
Kronos Quartet — Black angels (Elek./Asyl./Nonesuch, 1990)
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Aaron Copland: Boatman's dance; The Dodger
Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Utah Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas — Old American Songs / Canticle Of Freedom / Four Motets (Sony / CBS Masterworks, 1990)
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Tom Lehrer: Lobachevsky
Tom Lehrer — Songs by Tom Lehrer (Hallmark UK, 2009)
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Tomas Luis de Victoria: Sanctus; Benedictus
Westminster Cathedral Choir — Missa Dum complerentur (Hyperion, 2011)
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Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Chicago Symphony/Leonard Bernstein — Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7 (Deutsche Grammophon, 1989)
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Colin McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan
Esprit Orchestra/Alex Pauk — Tabuh-Tabuhan (Cbc, 1998)
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David Bowie; Queen: Under Pressure
David Bowie; Queen — Best of David Bowie (Virgin Records Us, 2002)
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