June 27, 2019

Introducing this episode, Jay says, “Gonna throw a little ballet at you”—and he does. Some music from ballets. He also throws in some arias, some jazz, and more. An interesting, diverse, soul-pleasing episode.

Tracks played:

Massenet, “Elegy,” the Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan

Massenet, “Elegy,” José van Dam et al.

Massenet, “Elegy,” Art Tatum

Massenet, “The Dream,” Tito Schipa

Massenet, “Gavotte,” Victoria de los Angeles

Desyatnikov, piano prelude, Lukas Geniusas

Prokofiev, excerpt from “On the Dnieper,” Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar

Glazunov, “Hail” and “Grande bacchanale” from “The Seasons,” Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart

Glazunov, Symphony No. 5, “Heroic,” last movement, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, José Serebrier

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