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Jessica Duchen
Saturday 10th April 2010
Saturday Listening...

A little light relief for a sunny Saturday: Dilettante Music has asked me to give them my personal "Celebrity Playlist". It took a bit of working out, but here's the end result. Faure, Korngold, Franck, Chausson, Dohnanyi, Stravinsky and an alternative suite from The Nutcracker are just a few of the featured composers on a little trip down memory lane... Hope you enjoy it, and the music.

Here, as a taster and a day-late Friday Historical, is Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic in that alternative Tchaik: his own choice of music from that ballet, including the transformations of the last part of Act 1, the Grand Pas de Deux and the final waltz. This is the beginning.

 

 
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Ulysses
April 10th, 2010
2:04 PM
Thanks, the Howells requiem is new o me, listening to it on Spotify now. What about a Spotify playlist someday?:) http://www.spotifyclassical.com/

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About Jessica Duchen

Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.

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