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Swan Songs

Ether Game asks, can you name this tune? Here's a hint... think “Beethovenian,” not “pitiful”...

Swan landing in water

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A graceful farewell?

Composers save their best for last, this week on Ether Game…

Music Heard On This Episode

Franz Schubert (1797-1828): SCHWANENGESANG: Der Doppelgänger
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Gerald Moore, piano
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Franz Schubert (1797-1828): SCHWANENGESANG: Der Doppelgänger
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Gerald Moore, piano
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George Gershwin (1898-1937): Our Love Is Here To Stay
The Chestnut Brass Company
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Alban Berg (1885-1935): Violin Concerto: Mvt. I Andante
Mark Kaplan, violin; Budapest Festival Orcestra; Lawrence Foster, conducto
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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique": Finale
Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
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Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687): Te Deum
Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet, director
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Enrique Granados (1867-1916): Goyescas: Intermezzo
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor
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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736): Stabat Mater: Quando corpus
Emma Kirky, soprano; James Bowman, countertenor; The Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, director
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Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888): Funeral March for a Dean Parrot
Singers of the Metropolitan Opera Studio; Alfred Genovese, Leonard Arner, Henry Schuman, oboes; Loren Glickman, bassoon; Raymond Lewenthal, conductor
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Harvey Fuqua, Jackey Beavers and Johnny Bristol: Someday We'll Be Together
Diana Ross & The Supremes
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