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Saturday, October 18, 2014 Permalink

The Masked Connection


It’s a pretty simple concept. Put on a costume and pretend you’re someone you’re not.

Hide your face behind a mask, and things can become even more interesting.

In this hour, musical masquerades by Strauss, Schumann, Berlioz, Verdi, Prokofiev, and more.

CD Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt Warner Classics 4691256 0825646912568
Strauss: A Night in Venice Stockholm Strauss Orchestra, Mika Eichenhoz Naxos 8.660268-69 730099026871
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite RCA Victor Symphony, Kiril Kondrashin RCA Victor 09026-63302-2 090266330225
Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette  Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti EMI Classics 72640 724357264020
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette  Orchestra & Chorus of the Capital of Toulouse, Michel Plasson EMI Classics  56123 724355612328
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Kirov Orchestra, St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev. Philips 464 726-2  028946472620
Schumann: Papillons, Fantasiestuecke & Carnaval Marc-Andre Hamelin Hyperion CDA67120 034571171203
Verdi Ouvertures New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti EMI Classics 575278 724357527828
Halvorsen Vol. 1 [for Mascarade] Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi Chandos CHAN 10584 095115171028

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