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Glass Slipper

January 22, 2013

Cinderella

It's true what they say. A new pair of shoes and a posh frock really can change your life. Conductor Valery Gergiev recently packed up the members of the London Symphony Orchestra, spiffed them up, and whisked them off to a music festival in the south of France. They could only stay a short while, so what better piece to play than the ballet "Cinderella," by Sergei Prokofiev? We'll hear highlights from that magical evening in today's show.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Second movement from Piano Sonata No. 6 in A, Op. 82 (War Sonata No. 1)
    Nikolai Lugansky, piano
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Dir, dir, Jehova, will ich singen, BWV 452
    Calmus
    Pilgrim Congregational Church, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Sergei Prokofiev
    Excerpts from Cinderella
    The London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor
    Aix-en-Provence Festival, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Claude Debussy
    Arabesque in E
    Mariangela Vacatello, piano
    International Chopin Piano Festival, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland

hour 2

  • Claude Debussy
    First Rhapsody
    Martin Frost, clarinet, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Fabien Gabel, conductor
    Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway
  • Carl Nielsen
    Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57
    Martin Frost, clarinet, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Fabien Gabel, conductor
    Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway
  • Robert de Visee
    Excerpts from Suite No. 9 in D Minor
    Komale Akakpo, hammered dulcimer
    Mazovia Goes Baroque Festival, Warsaw, Poland
  • Cesare Bendinelli
    Fanfare
    La Grande Chapelle, Albert Recasens, director
    Augustinus Music Centre, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Carl Nielsen
    Second movement from Symphony No. 2
    The San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
  • Astor Piazzolla
    Nightclub 1960, from Historia del Tango (the History of the Tango)
    Ana Belen Tejedor, mandolin, Yiannis Sofos, guitar
    GRERT Radio, Athens, Greece
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