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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

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