Here's my latest gambit -- inspired by the blessed, if belated, SACD issue of the classic RCA Rozsa Conducts Rozsa. I propose to work through another variation each day to see whether I (or anybody) can find something interesting to say about each segment. One of the difficulties in discussing the concert music is that the large musical time spans lack the obvious correlatives that we find in a cinematic context. We are forced to talk about The Music Itself. And that is always a challenge. Reference to specific measures can help, if you happen to have access to the score. I was hoping to do that for Opus 13, counting on the modest sight-reading ability I've acquired in my recent years of choral singing. Alas, I discovered that this score is not in my personal collection. (That I just discovered its absence says something about the frequency of my recourse to the collection!) But maybe we can get somewhere by considering each segment on its own.
The recorded program, now on Dutton Vocalion CDLK 4590, is one of the glories of twentieth-century orchestral music, and I certainly hope that everybody will acquire a copy soon. I believe it can be ordered through Amazon in the USA, as well as through the UK's Presto mail order site.