Beethoven: the Waldstein Sonnata, No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, played by Friedrich Gulda.
The Piano Quartet of Gabriel Faure has a feel of the French Impressionism of his contemporaries with the steadfast grounding in the classical world. Not classical but also a little too formal for the Impressionist label he is very 20th Century here.
Faure: Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15, the Beaux Arts Trio plus Kim Kashkashian on the Viola.
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Andre Previn with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; L.A. Philharmonic, Bernstein conducting.
From a new CD: Pryor, Annie Laurie (Air Varie) with Ronald Borror on the trombone and Edmund Nieman on piano. This is from the era of Souza.
Stravinsky's Ballet "Orpheus" did not create a riot as did "The Rite of Spring" but it has been a favorite on the ballet stage. Of course there was the Balanchine choreography.
Stravinsky: Orpheus, Strivinsky conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
Tviett: 2nd Concerto for Hardanger fiddle & orchestra: Arve Moen Bergset on the Handanger fiddle and Ole Kristian Ruud conducting the Stavanger Symphony.
One of the favorite places for wooing on the Iberian peninsula would be on a warm spring evening in a formal garden, Manuel deFalla understood that.
DeFalla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Martha Agerich - piano; Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre de Paris.
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Paavo Jarvi, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
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