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Saturday, June 9, 2018 Permalink

The Jazz Connection

Joe (“King”) Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band performing in Chicago, 1923.

 

The world’s love affair with American jazz lasted for decades, but the infatuation of classical composers would have a shorter life. However, it did produce works by Gershwin, Ravel, Milhaud, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland, and Bernstein, among others. 

In this hour, we’ll explore why jazz was a fascinating journey for these composers—but for most, a dead-end street.

Playlist

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1: Foxtrot BUY Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor
London 433 702-2
4:00 p.m.
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue BUY Los Angeles Philharmonic; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
CBS Masterworks 01-039699-10
4:03 p.m.
Milhaud: La Creation Du Monde BUY London Sinfonietta; Simon Rattle, conductor
EMI CDC 7479912
4:09 p.m.
Hindemith: Ragtime BUY New World Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
BMG 09026-68798-2
4:10 p.m.
Antheil: A Jazz Symphony BUY New World Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
BMG 09026-68798-2
4:14 p.m.
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F: III. Allegro agitato BUY Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Justin Brown, conductor "Anne-Marie McDermott, piano"
Bridge 9252
4:21 p.m.
Copland: Piano Concerto - Part I: Andante Sostenuto BUY Symphony of the Air; Aaron Copland, conductor "Earl Wild, piano"
Naxos 8.559297
4:27 p.m.
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1: Foxtrot BUY Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor
London 433 702-2
4:29 p.m.
Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major: Presto BUY Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor "Helene Grimaud, piano"
Erato WE 810
4:33 p.m.
Gershwin: Second Rhapsody (Rhapsody in Rivets) BUY Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Justin Brown, conductor "Anne-Marie McDermott, piano"
Bridge 9252
4:39 p.m.
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1: Foxtrot BUY Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor
London 433 702-2
4:43 p.m.
Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto BUY Columbia Jazz Ensemble; Igor Stravinsky, conductor "Benny Goodman, clarinet"
Sony SX22K46290
4:47 p.m.
Bernstein: "Prelude, Fugue and Riffs" BUY London Sinfonietta; Simon Rattle, conductor
EMI CDC 7479912
4:56 p.m.
Adams: Lollapalooza BUY New World Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
BMG 09026-68798-2
4:58 p.m.
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major: Allegro agitato BUY Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor "Helene Grimaud, piano"
Erato WE 810


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