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They Made it in the End (Gordon Wilkinson, Mar.26th,2004)

RachmaninovSymphony No.1 in D minor (fanfare)
William HerschelChamber Symphony No.4 in F major (1st mvt)
William HerschelOboe Concerto in C major (2nd mvt)
HaydnCello Concerto No.1 in C major (2nd mvt)
BerliozMesse Solenelle (Kyrie, Gratias, Credo, Et Incarnatus,
Et Resurrexit, Agnus Dei, Domine Salvum)
TchaikovskySymphony No.2 in C minor ("Little Russian") - original version (mvts 1 & 2)
RachmaninovSymphony No.1 in D minor - original version (mvts 3 & 4)

All the music in this programme was either extensively reworked to produce the now-familiar version (Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky), was salvaged from an abandoned work and used in a later one (Berlioz) or was simply rescued from obscurity in relatively modern times (Herschel, Haydn). Herschel, of course, "made it in the end" in a big way - but as an astronomer rather than a composer.