Welcome to Fat Tuesday! Yes, it is Mardi Gras time as folks all celebrate that most famous of Tuesdays on the calendar. So we shall have some "carnival" music and some "Shrovetide" music. But to start it off:
Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D major "Il Gaardellino" (the Goldfinch), RV 428, Janet See - flute, Micholas McGegan at the podium with the Philharmonia Baroque.
Corelli: Fantasy on a Them of Corelli by Red Priest, the ensemble Red Priest performing.
Lidstrom: Carnival of Venice (1996) (variations on a very famous theme), Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg - violin; Matt Lidstrom & Lynn Harrell on cellos.
Vivaldi: Concerto grosso in A minor, RV 522, once again Red Priest performs.
Schubert: the second of his piano trios: Trio in E flat major for piano, violin and cello, Op. 100, D929, Vladimir Ashkenazy - piano, Pinchas Zukerman - violin, Lynn Harrell - cello.
Griffes: The White Peacock, JoAnn Falletta conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic.
Respighi: Ouverture carnevalesca, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adriano conducting.
Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Lalo Schifrin conducting the Paris Philharmonic Orchestra.
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, Raymond Leppard and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Milhaud: (variations on a theme he heard in So. America at Carnival time) The Ox on the Roof, Kent Nagano and the Lyon Opera Orchestra.
Saint-Saens provides the last carnival: The Carnival of the Animals, Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Tomorrow the whole story behind Peer Gynt.