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Saturday, August 19, 2017 Permalink

The Fairy Tale Connection

Arthur Rackham's "Oberon & Titania"

 

The power of the fairy tale, according to psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, is not that it holds our attention, but that it stimulates our imagination.

That’s true of adults as well as children, which is why Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel & Gretel, and others have all made appearances in classical music.

In this hour, tales of enchantment in works by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Stravinsky—and more.

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel Prelude BUY Munich Radio Orchestra; Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
EMI Classics CDS 7 54022 2
4:01pm
Mendelssohn: "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo" BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Andre Previn, conductor "Simon Preston, organ"
EMI Classics CDC 7471632
4:06pm
Mendelssohn: "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Melodram und Elfenmarsch" BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Andre Previn, conductor "Albert de Klerk, organ"
EMI Classics CDC 7471632
4:08pm
Rossini: La Cenerentola - Overture BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Claudio Abbado, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 431 653-2
4:17pm
Prokofiev: Cinderella - Happiness BUY Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor "Jean Guillou, organ"
Chandos CHAN 8359
4:21pm
Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel Prelude BUY Munich Radio Orchestra; Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
EMI Classics CDS 7 54022 2
4:28pm
Mendelssohn: "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture" BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Andre Previn, conductor "Michael Murray, organ"
EMI Classics CDC 7471632
4:30pm
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beaury - Waltz BUY Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Charles Mackerras, conductor
Telarc CD-80151
4:34pm
Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye - Sleeping Beauty BUY Berlin Philharmonic; Pierre Boulez, conductor "E. Power Biggs, Organ"
Deutsche Grammophon 0289 439 8592 5
4:37pm
Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye - Beauty and the Beast BUY Berlin Philharmonic; Pierre Boulez, conductor "Peter Hurford, organ"
Deutsche Grammophon 0289 439 8592 5
4:41pm
Auric: La Belle et la Bete - Les couloirs mysterieux BUY Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Axios Chorus "Peter Hurford, organ"
Naxos 8.223765
4:46pm
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice BUY Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor "Hans-Ola Ericsson, organ"
RCA Red Seal 63313
4:57pm
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss BUY Columbia Chamber Ensemble; Stravinsky, conductor
Sony SX22K46290

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