March 12, 2019


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In his piece “Tahiti Trot” Dmitri Shostakovich pulled off the challenge of re-orchestrating a famous song from 1920s Broadway in record time. Shostakovich won a bet that he couldn’t complete the orchestration in under an hour; he finished off the rescoring in about 45 minutes. What’s the title of this tune from “No, No, Nanette” that Shostakovich worked up, giving us his comic best?