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Saturday, November 15, 2014 Permalink

The Diversion Connection

A collage of the many meanings of "divertissement"

 

It’s music intended for the theater or ballet — although sometimes it’s not.

It’s usually scored for full orchestra — but not always.

It’s lighthearted and up-tempo — except when it isn’t.

In this hour, the quirky world of the divertissement—and its cousin, the divertimento—from Baroque to Modern.

 

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Sor: Coppelia - Divertissement - Valse des Heures BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Bonynge, conductor Wilma van Berkel and Robert Kubica
Imports 414502
4:01pm
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Divertissement Royal BUY Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall, conductor
Alia Vox 9807
4:03pm
Couperin: Huitième concert dans le goût théatral, for 2 instruments & continuo in G major (Les Goûts réunis): Ouverture BUY Capriccio Stravagante; Skip Sempe, conductor
Astree 8829
4:07pm
W.A. Mozart: II. Allegro Di Molto BUY Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
BIS 506
4:11pm
Mozart: Divertimento For Violin, Viola And Cello In E-Flat Major K. 563: VI. Allegro BUY Yo-Yo Ma; Gidon Kremer; Kim Kashkashian
Alliance 39561
4:19pm
Schubert: Divertissement on Old French Themes BUY from Schubert: Pno Music for 4 Hands 3; composed by Schubert
Sony Bmg Europe 88697535782
4:24pm
Sor: Divertissement, Op. 38: Valse BUY Wilma van Berkel and Robert Kubica
Naxos 8.553302
4:29pm
W.A. Mozart: II. Allegro Di Molto BUY Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
BIS 506
4:30pm
Delibes: Coppelia - Intro to Divertissement - Valse des Heures BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Bonynge, conductor
Imports 414502
4:31pm
Sor: Coppelia - Divertissement - Valse des Heures BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Bonynge, conductor Wilma van Berkel and Robert Kubica
Imports 414502
4:35pm
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 3. (beginning). No. 25. Pas de quatre: Var. 1. Cendrillon et Fortuné [Cinderella and Prince BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Bonynge, conductor
London Records 425468
4:38pm
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 1, Op. 43: Divertimento: Allegro moderato BUY Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
Chandos 9676
4:44pm
Ibert: Divertissement - 5. Parade BUY Paris Conservatory Orchestra; Jean Martinon, conductor
Decca Records 4782826
4:46pm
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss: Divertimento: Scherzo BUY Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor
RCA 09026-61957-2
4:50pm
F. Poulenc: II. Divertissement (Andantino) BUY Le Quintette à vent de Paris; Jacques Février, conductor
Angel Records 5692721
4:56pm
L. Bernstein: Divertimento For Orchestra: Turkey Trot BUY Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor
Reference Recordings 87
4:58pm
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Bonynge, conductor
Decca 460411

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