"It is hard to think of any music in which the composer is more spontaneous and masterful, and uncompromising in his thought."--Olin Downes, Thompson's International Cyclopedia.
These revolutionary works brought a strikingly organic--almost architectural--unity to the symphony that music historians recognized as being far in advance of anything in the classical masters. Planted with seeds of change already evident in the beautiful, dark third symphony, the fourth symphony presented the most individual work in this form that the twentieth century had yet witnessed. Harmonically new, boldly innovative, and structured on a subtle continuity of line, this was a kind of music previously unheard in the concert hall. Austere and intensely concentrated, Sibelius's symphonies of 1907 and 1911 are frequently performed around the world by major orchestras.
Title: Symphonies No. 3 and 4, By Sibelius, Jean, Published by Dover Publications, Item number: 426688
Definitive Breitkopf & Härtel edition of the "Trout" Quintet and other great works. Quintet in A Major for Pianoforte, Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Contrabass ("Trout," 1819); the Quartet in F Major for Pianoforte, Violin, Viola and Violoncello (1816); and three delightful Trios for Pianoforte, Violin and Violoncello. Edited by Ignaz Brull. Full score.
Title: Complete Chamber Music for Piano and Strings, By Schubert, Franz, Published by Dover Publications, Item number: 21527X
Created for a typical ensemble of from 6 to 14 players, on such instruments as strings, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, horns, flute, and drums, these Divertimenti from the years 1771-1779 are short sparkling pieces of great vitality and brilliance. Included are the works consecutively numbered from 1 to 17. Reproduced from definitive Breitkopf & Härtel Complete Works edition. Study score.
Title: 17 Divertimenti for Various Instruments, By Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, Published by Dover Publications, Item number: 238628