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Invitation to the Dance, Part II

This week, we’ll focus on ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Schubert – even Beethoven!

 
Program 1

Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, LWV 43 (excerpts)
Le Concert des Nations/Savall
Alia Vox 9807
1:47, 17:17
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Rameau: Castor et Pollux (excerpts)
Orchestra of the 18th Century/Brüggen
Phil 426714
12:55
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Mozart: Idomeneo (excerpts)
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Gonnenwein
Disc 920275
16:34
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, finale (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Decca 000971902
4:43
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Program 2

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419608
15:59
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Schubert: Rosamunde (excerpts)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado
DG 431655
15:29
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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes
Scottish National Orchestra/Järvi
Chandos 8758
20:24
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Program 3

Bartók: The Wooden Prince (excerpts)
LSO/Dorati
Merc 434357
16:43
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Falla: Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat
LSO/Frühbeck de Burgos
Imp Classics 924
12:18
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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
CSO/Solti
London 430352-2
18:13
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Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Karajan
Decca 289466379
3:50
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Program 4

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
CBS 42252
15:12, 8:26
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Stravinsky: Divertimento fr. Le Baiser de la Fée
London Sinfonietta/Chailly
Lon 417114
23:36
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Program 5

Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 443775
5:30
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Hindemith: Theme and Variations for Piano & Strings: The Four Temperaments (excerpts)
BBC Phil/Tortelier; Shelley, p.
Chan 9124
17:21
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Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance 
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
EMI 49463
13:01
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Copland: Rodeo (excerpts)
New York Phil/Bernstein
CBS 36727
14:13
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Menotti: Sebastian (excerpt)
1:15

 

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