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Howard's Day Off - August 20 2016 (Two Dozen Great Melodies)

---FIRST HALF HOUR---

:04—Franz von Suppe (1819-1895): “Light Cavalry Overture,” excerpt, 1866, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops [Telarc 80116].

:06—Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): “La Donna e Mobile,” from “Rigoletto,” 1851, Andre Kostelanetz, Columbia Symphony [MDK 44999].

:08—Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): “Figaro,” from “The Barber of Seville,” 1816,  Janos Starker, cello w/Shigeo Neriki, piano [Denon 17686].

:14—Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Arabesque No. 1, 1888, Nancy Allen, harp [Angel 33588].

:19—Gabriel Faure (1845-1924): Pavane, 1887, Bobby McFerrin, vocalese and conductor, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra [SK 64600].

:26—Emile Waldteufel (1837-1915): “The Skaters Waltz,” excerpt, 1882, Neeme Jarvi, Gothenburg Symphony [DG 289 472 700].

---SECOND HALF HOUR---

:30—Ravel: “Pavane for a Dead Princess,” Larry Coryell, guitar [Vanguard 79353].

:36—Claude Debussy (1862-1918): “Clair de Lune,” John Williams, Boston Pops [Philips 446 484].

:41—Johann Sebastian Bach (1785-1850): Bouree, Stephan Kaske, synthesizer [Pastels 20167].

:45—Erik Satie (1866-1925): Gymnopedie No. 1, Raymond Spasovski, piano [ProArte 3439].

:49—Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): “Ritual Fire Dance,” from “EL amor brujo,” Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, New Philharmonia [Decca 289 466 128].

:54—Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): “Ritual Fire Dance,” from “EL amor brujo,” Karel Vagner and Lubomir Brabec [Supraphon 10179].

---THIRD HALF HOUR---

:04—Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): “William Tell Overture,” excerpt, 1829, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops [Telarc 80116].

:08—Karl Jenkins (1044- ): “Palladio,” first move., Karl Jenkins, London Philharmonic Strings [Sony 62276].

:12—Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): “Spring Song,” from “Songs Without Words,” Book V, Op. 62, No. 6, Daniel Barenboim, piano [DG 423 931].

:15—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Rondo a la Turk, from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K.331, Jeffrey Biegel, piano [EOM 7758].

:15—Leo Delibes (1836-1891): “Pizzicato Polka” from “Sylvia,” 1876, Jean-Baptiste Mari, Orchestra of the Paris National Opera [EMI 67208].

:18—Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): “Song of India,” Keola Beamer, slack key guitar [Windham Hill 02024].

:22—Mikhail Glinka (1804-1957): “Ruslan and Ludila,” overture, Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony [Telarc 80072].

---FOURTH HALF HOUR---

:30—Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): “Fur Elise,” Julia Zilberquit, piano [Naxos 570237].

:34—Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): “Moonlight Sonata,” first move., Bela Fleck, banjo; Edgar Meyer, bass [SK 89610].

:40--Claude Debussy (1862-1918): “The Girl With the Flaxen Hair,” John Williams, Boston Pops [Philips 446 484].

:43—Georges Bizet (1838-1875): “Habanera,” from “Carmen,” 1875, Andre Kostelanetz, Columbia Symphony [MDK 44999].

:45—Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” arranged by Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamroller [AG 1032].

:47—Dmitry Kabelevsky (1904-1987): “Comedians’ Galop,” 1939, Stanley Black, Royal Philharmonic [DG 289 472 700].

:49—Aram Khachaturian (1903-1973): “Sabre Dance,” 1942, Chestnut Brass Company [Crystal 562].

:51—Richard Strauss (1864-1949): “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” 1896, Eumir Deodato, and musicians.

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