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A Trip to the Moon

11/15/12 7:00AM

Today we'll hear the Ballet of the Snowflakes from Jacques Offenbach's "A Trip to the Moon", and check in with Venus from Holst's "The Planets"



Don Giovanni: Overture, K 527
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Tafelmusik
Conductor: Bruno Weil
CD/Album: Mozart: Overtures - Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Record co./Cat #: Sony 46695


In the Steppes of Central Asia
Composer: Alexander Borodin
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
CD/Album: Borodin: Symphonies 1 & 2
Record co./Cat #: London 436651


Symphony #38 in C
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Philharmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
CD/Album: Haydn: The Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: London 448531


String Trio
Composer: Jean Francaix
Soloists: Caroline Strumphler, violin ; Ken Hakii, violin ; Daniel Esser, cello
CD/Album: Jean Francaix: Chamber Music
Record co./Cat #: Ottavo 109347


Russian Easter Festival Overture
Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: David Zinman
CD/Album: Russian Sketches
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80378


Le Voyage dans La Lune: Ballet des Flocons de neige ("A Trip to the Moon: Ballet of the snowflakes")
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Musicians of the Louvre
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
CD/Album: Offenbach Romantique
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4776403


Trio Sonata
Composer: Jean-Marie Leclair
Soloists: Irena Grafenauer, flute ; and various soloists
CD/Album: Flute Gala in Versailles
Record co./Cat #: Philips 426713


The Planets: Venus, Bringer of Peace
Composer: Gustav Holst
Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
Conductor: John Williams
CD/Album: Holst: The Planets - Boston Pops - John Williams
Record co./Cat #: Philips 420177


Serenata in vano
Composer: Carl Nielsen
Ensemble: members of the Bergen Wind Quintet
Soloists: Sally Guenther, cello ; Torbjorn Eide, double bass
CD/Album: Nielsen: The Wind Chamber Music
Record co./Cat #: Bis 428


Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: James Levine
CD/Album: Berlioz: Requiem - 3 Ouverturne
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429724
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