Suggested Listening

Mozart, Symphonies No. 35-41

Haydn, Symphonies No. 99-104

Beethoven, Symphonies (all)

Schubert, Symphonies No.8 (Unfinished) and 9 (Great)

Mendelssohn, Symphonies No.3 (Scottish) and 4 (Italian), Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hebrides

Schumann, Symphonies No. 1-4

C. M. von Weber, Overtures to Der Freischütz, and Oberon

Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique and Harold in Italy

Dvorák, Symphonies No. 8 and 9 (New World) and Carnival Overture

Tchaikovsky, Symphonies No.4, 5, and 6 (Pathétique), Romeo and Juliet, Capriccio Italien, and Nutcracker Suite

Brahms, Symphonies No. 1-4, Academic Festival Overture, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Piano Concerto No. 2

Bizet, L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1

Mahler, symphonies (all)

Bruckner, symphonies (all)

Franck, Symphony in D minor

Sibelius, symphonies (all)

Strauss, Tone poems (all), especially Till Eulenspiegel, Don Juan, Tod und Verklärung, Ein Heldenleben, Don Quixote, and Also sprach Zarathustra

Prokofiev, Classical Symphony and Peter and the Wolf

Debussy, Prelude a l’Après-Midi, La Mer, and Nocturnes

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade and Capriccio Espagnol

Stravinsky, Firebird, Petrushka, Rite of Spring, and symphonies (all)

Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra and The Miraculous Mandarin

Hindemith, Mathis der Maler

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 1

Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition

Schoenberg, Five Pieces for Orchestra and Variations for Orchestra

Webern, 6 Pieces, Op. 5, and 5 Pieces, Op. 6

Berg, Wozzeck