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MET CONCERT #1

THE SWAN OF TUONELA SIBELIUS, JEAN (1865-1927)   Famous for his nationalism and passion for his home land, Sibelius’ music drew inspiration from a variety of Finnish

MET CONCERT #2

WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE ROSSINI, GIOACCHINO (1792-1868)   The last of his 39 operas, Guillaume Tell was the result a contract from the French Government to compose for

MET CONCERT #3

SERENADE IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 6 SUK, JOSEF (1874-1935) Andante con moto Allegro m non troppo e grazioso Adagio Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto Josef

MET CONCERT #4

CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, NIKOLAI (1844-1908)   Composed in 1887, Rimsky-Korsakov conducted the premiere performance of Capriccio Espagnollater that year in S

MET CONCERT #5

CELLO CONCERTO IN E MINOR, OP. 85 ELGAR, EDWARD (1857-1934) Adagio-Moderato Lento-Allegro molto Adagio Allegro, ma non troppo Having been shocked and appa