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Alleged Dances

06/30/11 8:00AM

John Adams wrote his suite, "John's Book of Alleged Dances" in 1994. Why "alleged"? Because, he says, “the steps for them have yet to be invented.” We'll hear the improbable "Habanera" and "Rag the Bone" this morning from that suite. Careful, get that second cup of coffee before you try these moves.



Rondo in C for Violin & Orchestra, K 373
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
Soloists: Pinchas Zukerman, violin
CD/Album: "Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5-Zukerman"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 44654


Ridente la calma, K 152
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano ; Andras Schiff, piano
CD/Album: "Beethoven/Schubert: Italian Songs"
Record co./Cat #: London 440297
Note: (song: "Let calm joy awaken in my soul")


Symphony in C
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: "Prokofiew / Britten / Bizet: Symphonien"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423624


John's Book of Alleged Dances: Habanera & Rag the Bone
Composer: John Adams
Ensemble: La Pieta
Conductor: Angele Dubeau, violinist & conductor
CD/Album: "Angele Dubeau & La Pieta: John Adams, Portrait"
Record co./Cat #: Analekta 8732


Well Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude and Fugue #1 in C, BWV 846
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Andras Schiff, piano
CD/Album: "Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I"
Record co./Cat #: London 414388


A Colour Symphony: (3rd mvmt) Blue
Composer: Arthur Bliss
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Conductor: Vernon Handley
CD/Album: "Bliss: A Colour Symphony"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8503


Sadko: Song of India (Chant Hindou)
Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Soloists: Jussi Bjoerling, tenor
CD/Album: "Bjorling"
Record co./Cat #: Nimbus 7835


Clarinet Quintet in b, Op. 115
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Talich String Quartet
Soloists: Pascal Moragues, clarinet
CD/Album: "Brahms: Quartet No. 3 / Clarinet Quintet"
Record co./Cat #: Pyramid 13489
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