Lockdown Music 8: Borodin Prince Igor

The Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s Opera Prince Igor are a total showstopper. 10 minutes of sonic boom! Here’s the Cacophony introduction: And the music: and here:

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Lockdown 7: Ravel – Mother Goose

This is the first audio introduction where I forget to mention the name of the piece! It’s the Mother Goose Suite, by Ravel and I love it.  The music’s here:  or here:

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Lockdown 6: Haydn’s Philosopher

Time to get all deep and meaningful?  Maybe not too much. Here’s my intro to Haydn’s wonderfully entertaining 22nd Symphony. This filmed performance is in the venue where the piece was most likely first-performed with similar instruments, and numbers of … Listen

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Lockdown 4: Copland Clarinet Concerto

A simply stunning, jazzy clarinet concerto. Quintessentially American! Here’s the introduction: And then the music, with the excellent Martin Fröst as soloist, here: and here:

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