Invitation to the Dance, Part II

December 2, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Five hours of music composed for the stage, opera, and ballet — or music composed for dramatic representations. We start with Jean-Baptiste Lully, an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and as Bill says, “the most ‘dancingist’ composer who ever lived. ” We’ll also focus on ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Schubert and even Beethoven! On Wednesday’s program we will dance to Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin suite and The Wooden Prince, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, and a charming suite of dances from Manuel de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat.

Playlist

Episode 1

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, LWV 43 (excerpts)
Le Concert des Nations/Savall
L’orchestre Du Roi Soleil
Alia Vox 9807
1:47, 17:17

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux (excerpts)
Orchestra of the 18th Century/Brüggen
Rameau: Castor Et Pollux Suite
Philips 426714
12:55

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo (excerpts)
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/ Gonnenwein
Disc 920275
16:34

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, finale (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies
Decca 000971902
4:43

Episode 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus
DG 419608
15:59

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde (excerpts)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado
Rossini: Overtures
DG 431655
15:29

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Waltzes
Scottish National Orchestra/Järvi
Strauss, R: Capriccio Suite/ Salome’s Dance
Chandos 8758
20:24

Episode 3

Béla Bartók: The Wooden Prince (excerpts)
LSO/Dorati
The Wooden Prince • Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta
Merc 434357
16:43

Manuel de Falla: Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat
LSO/Frühbeck de Burgos
Ritual Fire Dance, for orchestra (from “El Amor brujo”)
Imp Classics 924
12:18

Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
CSO/Solti
Bartok: The Piano Concertos 1-3
London 430352-2
18:13

Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Karajan
VIRTUOSO: Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites – Nutcracker/Sleeping Beauty/Swan
Decca 289466379
3:50

Episode 4

Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Swan Lake (Excerpts)
CBS 42252
15:12, 8:26

Igor Stravinsky: Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée
London Sinfonietta/Chailly
IGOR STRAVINSKY Complete Edition
London 417114
23:36

Episode 5

Igor Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Stravinsky: Petrushka, Jeu De Cartes
London 443775
5:30

Paul Hindemith: Theme and Variations for
Piano & Strings: The Four Temperaments (excerpts)

BBC Phil/Tortelier; Shelley, piano
Hindemith: Cello Concerto, Four Temperaments
Chandos 9124
17:21

Samuel Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
Music of Samuel Barber
EMI 49463
13:01

Aaron Copland: Rodeo (excerpts)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Copland: Billy The Kid, Rodeo
CBS 36727
14:13

Gian Carlo Menotti: Sebastian (excerpt)
Andrew Schenck & The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Barber: Souvenirs / Menotti: Sebastian; Introduction, March,
and Shepherd’s Dance from Amahl and the Night Visitors
Koch 3-7005-2
1:15