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This week Exploring Music continues traveling with composers around the world. We will be listening to them express the sounds of their native land and paint musical pictures of their travels around the globe.

 
Program 1

Tchaikovsky: Cappriccio Italien
Minnesota Symphony/Eiji Oue
Ports of Call RR-80CD
15:53
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Ernesto De Curtis: Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento)
Mario Lanza
RCA 6218
3:09
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Hector Berlioz: Harold en Italie, Op. 16 
III. Allegro Assai (Serenade of an Abruzzi Mountain-Dweller to His Mistress)

David Aaron Carpenter, viola 
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy
6:42
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Renato Rascel: Arrivederci Roma 
Mario Lanza
RCA 707409
2:46
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George Enescu: Rumänische Rhapsodie, Op. 11 Nr. 2, D-Dur
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Chandos 9633
14:15
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Raul Ferrão: Coimbra (April in Portugal)
Amália Rodrigues
2:37

Raul Portela: Lisboa Antiga (Old Lisbon)  
Amália Rodrigues
2:45

Program 2

Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
CBS 39447 
8:27
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Borodin: In The Steppes Of Central Asia
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Philips 470-840-2
7:54
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Balakirev: Islamey, Fantaisie orientale
Yefim Bronfman
Sony 60689
8:43
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Ralph Maria Siegel: Ich Hab' Noch Einen Koffer In Berlin 
Marlene Dietrich
3:06
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Rudolf Sieczynski: Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume 
Plácido Domingo
English Chamber Orchestra/Julius Rudel
EMI 47398
4:56
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Johann Strauss II: G'schicten aus dem Wienerwald, Op.325 (Tales from the Vienna Woods)
Daniel B
arenboim & CSO
Erato 459982
13:26
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Johann Strauss II: On The Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
EMI 68860
6:56
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Program 3

Gershwin: An American In Paris   
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/James Levine
 DG 431 625-2
17:33
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Charles Ives: Three Places in New England- III. The Housatonic at Stockbridge
Gilbert Kalish & Jan De Gaetani
Electra Nonesuch 971325-2
3:51
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Charles Ives: Three Places in New England – III. The Housatonic At Stockbridge
Cleveland Orchestra/Christoph Von Dohnanyi
London 443776
4:05
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Dave Brubeck: Autumn In Washington Square
Jazz Impressions of New York  
5:30
 

Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers: Harlem Nocturne
Ray Noble & His Orchestra      
3:01
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Billy Strayhorn: Take the "A" Train
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra     
6:43
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Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
II. The Little Train of the Caipira

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Eugene Goossens
4:36
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Herman Parker, Jr. & Sam C. Phillips: Mystery Train
Elvis Presley
2:29

 

Program 4

Robert Schumann: Symphony #3 In Eb, Op. 97, "Rhenish"  4. Feierlich
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell
MH2K 62349
5:46 
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Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast
2. Vltava (Moldau)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Rafael Kubelík
Supraphon 1910-2 031
11:43
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Jan Iovanici : Danube Waves Waltz      
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/Miklós Rózsa
EMI 6886223
6:27
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Ferde Grofé: Mississippi Suite
I. Father of the Waters

New York Philharmonic/André Kostelanetz
3:02
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Randy Newman: Louisiana 1927
2:56
 

Louis Alter: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Louis Armstrong
3:01
 

Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey: Rainy Night In Georgia 
Brook Benton
3:50
 

Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey: Sweet Georgia Brown      
Brother Bones & His Shadows
2:52
 

Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer: Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles
3:38
 

John Blackburn & Karl Suessdorf: Moonlight In Vermont
Mel Tormé
3:02
 

Fred Fisher: Chicago
Benny Goodman, clarinet
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Erich Leinsdorf
CSO 100
2:39
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Program 5

George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody 
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
London 421391-2
10:26
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Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz: A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Vera Lynn
3:18
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Samuel Barber: Dover Beach for Voice and String Quartet, Op. 3
Samuel Barber & Curtis String Quartet
7:48
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Walter Kent, Nat Burton: The White Cliffs of Dover
Vera Lynn
3:17
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Béla Bartók : Easy Pieces For Piano, SZ 39
Evening In The Village

Bart Schneemann oboe; Jan Rokyta, cimbalom
Channel Crossing 1859
3:29
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Béla Bartók: Hungarian Sketches, SZ 97 - Slightly Tipsy
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
RCA 61504-2
2:19
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Béla Bartók: Hungarian Sketches, SZ 97 - Swineherd's Dance  
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
RCA 61504-2
1:58
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W. C. Handy: St. Louis Blue
Katharine Handy Lewis
3:08
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Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller: Kansas City
Wilbert Harrison
2:22
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Big Joe Turner, Pete Johnson: Piney Brown Blues      
Big Joe Turner & Jay McShann
5:24
 

Tobias Picker: Old & Lost Rivers      
London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams
Sony SK 62729
4:44
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Alexander Hume, Robert Burns: Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
Garrison Keillor
2:22
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