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10/17/12 7:00AM

We'll hear the first Jazz Suite of Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as a Handel Harpsichord Suite performed by preeminent jazz pianist Keith Jarrett.



The Bartered Bride: Overture
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: William Boughton
CD/Album: Popular Operatic Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Nimbus 5120


String Sonata #2 in A
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
CD/Album: Rossini / 6 Sonates pour Cordes / C. Scimone
Record co./Cat #: Erato 75467


Harpsichord Suite #1
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Soloists: Keith Jarrett, piano
CD/Album: Handel - Suites for Harpsichord
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1530


The Snow Maiden: Suite
Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Ensemble: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: Rimsky-Korsakov: Suites
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8327


Cantabile & Presto
Composer: Georges Enesco
Soloists: Irena Grafenauer, flute ; Michael Grandt, piano
CD/Album: Showpieces-Grafenauer-Grandt
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426248


A Duet For Our Time: Of beauty
Composer: Eric Ewazen
Ensemble: New Trombone Collective
Conductor: Arjan Tien
CD/Album: New Trombone Collective
Record co./Cat #: Et Cetera 1355
Note: (used as the 2010 VPR "election" theme music)


Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soloists: Leila Josefowicz, violin
CD/Album: Leila Josefowicz: Bohemian Rhapsodies
Record co./Cat #: Philips 454440


Khovanshchina: Prelude (Dawn Over The River Moscow)
Composer: Modest Moussorgsky
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, etc.
Record co./Cat #: London 417299


Jazz Suite #1
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
CD/Album: Shostakovich: Jazz Music
Record co./Cat #: London 433702


Intermezzo in Eb, Op. 119/4
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Soloists: Anton Kuerti, piano
CD/Album: Brahms: Piano Concertos and Piano Solo Works
Record co./Cat #: Analekta 9205


Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle (Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour) (Act IV: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour)
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Netherlands Symphony Orchdestra
Conductor: Alun Francis
Soloists: Jaap van Zweden, violin ; Allison Eldredge, cello
CD/Album: Romantic Duet
Record co./Cat #: RCA 38615


Cosi fan tutte: Overture, K 588
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Colin Davis
CD/Album: Mozart: Overtures-Staatskapelle Dresden-Sir Colin Davis
Record co./Cat #: RCA 56698
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