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Invitation to the Dance, Part III Purchase Now 

The third installment of our series focusing on music written with dance in mind; from the ballroom to the ballet, and everywhere in between.

Program 1

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)
Philharmonia Orch/Lanchbery
CFP 575 7592
1:56, 1:45, 1:27

Fibich: Poem
Trondheim SO/Nilson; Tellefson, v.
Simax 1158
Rubinstein: The Demon
Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava/Halasz
Marco Polo 8.220451
Ravel: L'enfant et les Sortilèges (excerpts)
DG 457589
2:27, 2:24
Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale,III
RCA 68168
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète (excerpts)
Concertgebouw Orch/Chailly
Lon 473731
Dance Contest excerpt
Bob & Ray


Program 2

Satie: Jack-inthe-Box (excerpts)
Legrand, p.
Apex 41380

Strauss: Josephslegende, Op. 63
Dresden Staatskapelle/Kempe
EMI 73614

Poulenc: Aubade for Piano and 18 Instruments
ORTF/Dutoit; Rogé, p.
Lon 452937

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, I & II
Moscow Soloists/Bashmet
RCA 60368

Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss (excerpts)
Orchestre de Paris/Bychkov
Phil 432145
13:12, 2:16

Program 3

Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes (finale)
Lon 443775

Rodgers: Slaughter on 10th Ave. fr. On Your Toes
RCA Symphony Orch/Rabinowitz; Wild, p.
Ivory Classics 70801

Stravinsky: Circus Polka
Classics for Pleasure 73441
J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043, I & II
NY Phil/Mehta; Stern & Perlman, vlns.
Sony 66471
10:53, :23
J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043, II (excerpt)
Academia Bizantina/ Chiarappa
Denon 17007
Bizet: Symphony in C Major, III & IV
EMI 86089
Bob & Ray: Dance Contest excerpt


Program 4

Mozart: Divertmento in B-flat Major, K. 287, V (excerpt)
Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg/Végh
Cap 10271

Hindemith: The Four Temperaments I-III + IV (excerpt)
NY City Ballet Orch/Irving; Boelzner, p.
Nonesuch 79135
1:15, 17:08

Stravinsky: Orpheus (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 459644-2
17:55, 2:48
Mozart: Divertmento in B-flat Major, K. 287, V & VI
Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg/Végh
Cap 10271
Program 5

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (excerpt)
Kirov Orch/ Gergiev
Phil 462114

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, I
DG 423665
Ravel: Sonatine, II
de Larrocha, p.
RCA 60985
Ravel: Tzigane
LSO/Abbado; Accardo, v.
DG 469184
Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10
Ensemble InterContemporain/Boulez
DG 457637
Stravinsky: Agon (excerpts) 
NY City Ballet Orch/Irving
Nonesuch 79135
Gottschalk: Grand Tarantelle for Piano & Orchestra
Utah Symphony Orch/Abravanel; Nibley, p.
Van 1181
Ives: In the Night
Philharmonia Orch/Farberman
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (excerpts)
Kirov Orch/ Gergiev
Phil 462114
7:48, 1:19
Bob & Ray
Dance Contest excerpt



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