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Invitation to the Dance, Part I

Guaranteed to you get you tapping your toes, this first of a two part series examines how composers translated dances into symphonies. Bach, Dowland, Mozart, and more. 

 
Program 1

Anon.: The Play of Daniel (excerpt)
New York Pro Musica/Greenberg
MCA 10102
1:57
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Praetorius: Terpsichore (excerpts), L’homme arme
Calliope
Nonesuch 79039
10:24, 1:04, 5:32
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Dowland: Galliards of the King of Denmark & Queen Elizabeth
O’Dette, lt.
HM 907162
3:53
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Lully: Gigue: “Les Plaisirs Nous Suivent” fr. Amadis
Chicago Baroque Ensemble; Bedi, s.
Cedille 90000043
3:55
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J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3 in g minor, BWV 808
Gould, p.
Sony 52606
13:08
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J.S. Bach: Gavotte fr. English Suite No. 3
Leonhardt, hps.
Sony 62949
3:15
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J.S. Bach: Gavotte (excerpt) and Gigue (excerpt) from Orchestral Suite No. 3
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teld 9031-75859
3:37
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J.S. Bach: “Gloria” from the B Minor Mass (excerpt)
Monteverdi Choir & the English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Arch 55142
1:43
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Program 2

Anon.: Pavane pour le petite guaire, Pavane for Oboes & Les Bergers
Le Concert des Nations/Savall
Alia Vox 9824
2:14, 5:40
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Marais: Five Old French Dances Nos. 2 and 5
Schotten, vla. Parmentier, hps.
Crystal 635
3:31
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J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 for Violoncello, BWV 1007
Rostropovich, vc.
EMI 55364
16:13, 1:59
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J.S. Bach: Gigue fr. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teld 9031-75859
5:39
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J.S. Bach: Orchestra Suite No. 2 (excerpt)
Wurttemberg/Faerber; Galway, fl.
RCA 09026-60900
13:24
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Program 3

Beethoven: Minuet in G
2:12

Haydn: Symphony No. 6, Le Matin, III
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Arabesque 6756
4:02
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Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (excerpt)
Orch of the Eighteenth Century/Bruggen
Phil 422389
3:52
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Mozart: “Se voul ballare” from The Marriage of Figaro
Orchestra del Acadamia Nationale de Santa Cecilia/Chung; Terfel, bar.
Decca 458 928
2:16
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Mozart: Don Giovanni Act I (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Karajan w/ soloists
DG 419179
8:05
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, II
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 447 401
10:55
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Lanner: Steyrische Tanze, Op.165
Ensemble Wien
Sony 57974
5:57
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Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes 1-6
Bonney, Von Otter, Streit & Bär, soloists; Deutsch & Forsberg pnos.
EMI 55430
7:49
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Chopin: Minute Waltz
Rubenstein, p.
RCA 5492
1:49
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Program 4

Weber: Invitation to the Dance
Vienna Phil/Harnoncourt
DG 474250
9:30
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J. Strauss II: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Vienna Phil/Maazel
DG 410516
11:56
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Mahler: “Rhein Legend” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
London Phil/Morris; Baker, ms.
Nimb 5084
2:59
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Mahler: Symphony No. 2, II
Vienna Phil/Abbado
DG 447023
10:32
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Mahler: “Des Antonius von Padua” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (excerpt)
NY Phil/Bernstein; Ludwig, s.
1:58
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Mahler: Symphony No. 2, III (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Decca 430804
6:50
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Solti
Lond 440476
5:17
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Program 5

Chopin: Mazurka in C# Minor, Op. 30 #4
Horowitz, p.
Sony 93023
3:49
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Chopin: 2 Mazurkas: Op. 17 #4 & Op. 24 #2
Ohlsson, p.
Arab 6730
6:15
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Chopin: Polonaise Op. 40 #1, 2 Waltzes: Op.64 #2 & Op. Posth. in E Minor
Rubenstein, p.
EMI 67007
9:20
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Tchaikovsky: Waltz from the String Serenade
LSO/Barbirolli
EMI 67700
3:49
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Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances
CSO/Solti
Lon 443444
6:04, 1:04
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Grainger: Morris Dance: Country Gardens
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Montgomery
Chan 6542
2:18
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Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On The Town
New York Phil/Bernstein
CBS 43363
9:41
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Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot
Concertgebouw/Chailly
Lon 433702
3:29
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