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Saturday, August 29, 2015 Permalink

The Folk Dance Connection

"The Wedding Dance" (1566), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

 

There’s no denying the appeal of attractive tunes and strong, catchy rhythms.

But, just as important, this is music that often speaks volumes about a particular people or culture that might otherwise be overlooked—or even suppressed.

In this hour, the impact of folk dance on works by Brahms, Liszt, Chopin, Dvorak, Grieg, Bartok, Arnold, and many more.

RECORDINGS USED
CD Title
Group/Artist
Catalog #
UPC
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer
Philips 456 570-2
028945657028
Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frederic Chopin [for Polonaise in A Major]
Lucy Parham
Deux-Elles  DXL 1152
666283115222
 
 
Chopin: Mazurkas Vol. 1
Garrick Ohlsson
Helios CDH55392
034571153919
Brahms: Hungarian Dances
Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado
Deutsche Grammophon 4779962
028947799627
Grieg: Norwegian Dances
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi
Virgin Classics 3447222
094634472227
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances [Mercury Living Presence Collector’s Edition]
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati
Mercury Living Presence 478 3566
028947835660
Janacek: Hary Janos Suite, etc, (for Dances of Marosszek)
London Philharmonic, Walter Susskind
EMI 5 72683 2
724357268325
Dorati conducts Bartok (for Roumanian Folk Dances) [Mercury Living Presence Collector’s Edition]
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,
Mercury Living Presence 478 3566
028947835660
 
Arnold: Dances (for Four Scottish Dances)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane, Andrew Penny
Naxos 8.553526
730099452625
Reflections (for Surinach – Ritmo Jondo)
Philharmonia a Vent
Klavier 11166
019688116620
Skalkottas : 36 Greek Dances
BBC Symphony, Nikos Christodoulou
BIS BIS-CD-1333/1334
7318591333340

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