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05/19/11 8:00AM

Circus polkas, flying machines and a special boat ride down a German river are all part of this morning's music. We're here to pique your imagination and fuel your creative spirit. Please help support the classical music you love here by clicking on "Support VPR" above. Thank you!



Rondo in D, K 485
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Vladimir Horowitz, piano
CD/Album: "Horowitz in Hamburg - The Last Concert"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0011458
Note: (Horowitz's last concert: Hamburg, 6/21/87)


Norwegian Dance #1, Op. 17
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: "Grieg: Symphonic Dances Op. 64"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419431


Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
Composer: Eric Whitacre
Ensemble: Coro (Chamber choir)
Conductor: Mark Griffiths
CD/Album: "Coro - The Lover's Ghost"
Record co./Cat #: Dal Segno 600


Concerto #3 in Bb for Trumpet & Orchestra, Op. 7
Composer: Tomasso Albinoni
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Simon Preston
Soloists: Hannes Laubin, trumpet
CD/Album: "Trompetenkonzerte - Hannes, Wolfgang & Bernhard Laubin"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431817


Circus Polka (Composed for a Young Elephant)
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
CD/Album: "Stravinsky in America"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 68865


Athalia: Overture & War March of the Priests
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
CD/Album: "Mendelssohn: Symphonies 3, 4 & 5, etc."
Record co./Cat #: London 460239


Bachianas Brasileiras #5
Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Soloists: Barbara Hendricks, soprano
CD/Album: "Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras Nos 5, 1 & 7"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47433


Gotterdammerung: Dawn & Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
CD/Album: "Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries - Szell"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 36715


Hommage a l'ami Papageno
Composer: Jean Francaix
Ensemble: Mainz Wind Ensemble
Conductor: Klaus Rainer Scholl
Soloists: Jean Francaix, piano
CD/Album: "Jean Francaix: Musique pour faire plaisir"
Record co./Cat #: Wergo 60143
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