Spring Listening

Spring is, officially, upon us. As the ice thaws and grey skies slowly brighten to brilliant, flawless blue, what do you listen to in order to get in the springtime spirit? There are, of course, some obvious contenders in play:


Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony No. 1 (played here by the San Francisco Symphony under MTT from 2017)



Vivaldi’s “La Primavera” from the Four Seasons (Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque from 2018)

Copland DSO

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring (Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin from 2016)

Stravinsky Recording

Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring (Stravinsky’s own recordings from the 1940s and ’60s)

What are your all-time springtime favorites (or your favorite recordings of the repertoire above)?