i need help with a classical "palindrome piece"...

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  1. Sam E. Torres

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    hi guys, i'm researching a lot of palindromes right now for a short movie i am making and i was told that there is a piece of classical music done by haydn that is actually a palindrome. this excited me very much so, but i can't seem to find a solid mp3 of the piece, everyone i've heard ends differently than it starts, therefore it cannot be a palindrome. my mother told me she heard it on pbs radio down here and so i contacted them and they gave me the following information:

    We played a piece on the station Friday morning by Haydn: his Symphony # 47, nicknamed "Palindrome". Perhaps the CD notes
    explain why it's called that. It's on the Decca label, catalog number 425 910.
    Antal Dorati conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra.

    if anyone can help me out, i would appreciate it immensely. thank you.
     
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    come on...
     
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    Sorry, Sam, don't know anything about it.
    However, if you're looking for palindrome music in general, the jazz group Bela Fleck & the Flecktones have a tune called Ufo Tufo, which is very palindromic.
     
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    a quick surf around on the subject suggests that the Haydn piece isn't a note for note palindrome, just close to it.
     
  5. Scott Littlefield

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    If you don't necessarily need classical music palindromes, you might want to check out "I Palindrome I" by They Might Be Giants. There is a "word palindrome" in the middle of this song that might be of interest to you.
     
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    i was looking for a song that was all one perfect palindrome.
     

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