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  • n. Plural form of symphony.


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  • Levine sold it as a chance to rethink the symphonies from the ground up, rather than simply tack them on to programs as a rehearsal-management technique, which I thought was pretty good spin, at the very least.

    The Boston Sound

  • No matter if the business of personal symphonies is clearly an open invitation to any musical charlatan with an ability to please a crowd.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The other oddity of the nine symphonies is that the number became a bit of a curse.

    What do you mean, you've never heard the Eroica symphony?

  • Now I don't know if this is a mistake or what, but I just spotted that you can download all nine of Ralph Vaughan Williams 'symphonies from the iTunes UK music store for the princely sum of £7.99 - that's 7.5 hours at about £1 per hour!

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • Television that offers positive gay couples and foreign programming and artsy-fartsy symphonies is counterrevolutionary.

    February 2005

  • GREENBERG: I think for Mahler his symphonies were his operas, his all-inclusive artworks.

    The Operatic Punch in Mahler's Symphonies

  • (Soundbite of music) GREENBERG: So my symphonies are my all-inclusive art forms and they have the same dramatic punch as anybody's opera.

    The Operatic Punch in Mahler's Symphonies

  • The Prokofiev Third & Fourth Symphonies don't quite 'succeed' as symphonies, which is not a complaint I could lodge against any of Shostakovich's fifteen.

    More modern music

  • Resist the Cult of Shostakovich, the cult that insists his string quartets are better than Beethoven's (not in this universe) and that his symphonies are the equal of Mahler's (hahahahahaha).

    More modern music

  • The frequent metaphor for his symphonies is a "cathedral of sound."

    Archive 2006-01-01


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