As the curtain rises on 2018, here’s a little collection of some memorable and auspicious beginnings from the world of classical music…  Works that right from the starting gate hint at the masterpieces that are to follow.

 

 

If you want to see whether you’re able to identify what those works are, click and drag over the blank spaces below to reveal the titles.

  1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
  2. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
  3. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
  4. Stravinsky: Petrushka
  5. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
  6. Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
  7. Haydn: Symphony 104
  8. Bizet: Carmen Overture
  9. Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture
  10. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
  11. Dvorak: ‘New World’ Symphony No. 9
  12. Grieg: Piano Concerto
  13. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  14. Respighi: The Pines of Rome

 

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