12 March 2011

And another strange shuffle

Meant to post this yesterday:

1. Mannheim Steamroller: “Winter Wonderland” [1455/1507]
2. Genesis: “Please Don’t Ask” from Duke [832/1507]
3. Ravel: Ma mère l’oye, iv. Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête (Michel Béroff & Jean-Philippe Collard) [1374/1507]
4. Beethoven: Symphony № 3 in Eb Major, Opus 55 Sinfonia eroica — mvt ii: Marcia funebre (Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; Masur) [1172/1507]
5. Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 — mvt v: Finale. Presto (LSO; Doráti) [343/1507]
6. Hindemith: Ludus tonalis № 3 — Interludio xi. Valse (John McCabe) [1175/1507]
7. Beethoven: Symphony № 8 in F Major, Opus 93 — mvt i: Allegro vivace e con brio (Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; Masur) [1175/1507]
8. Stravinsky: Symphonies d’instruments à vent (Netherlands Wind Ensemble; Thierry Fischer)
9. King Crimson: “Elephant Talk” from Discipline [324/1507]
10. Robt Fripp: “Breathless” from Exposure [198/1507]

A few oddities about this shuffle:

In the course of a 30-track shuffle (should we still call them ‘tracks’?) there occurred two consecutive numbers from the Prokofiev Visions fugitives Opus 22, and two consecutive movements from the Shostakovich 13th Symphony.

And Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music came in a bit heavy statistically (then, and here). Perhaps that will pass, now that spring is arriving.

And for non-oddity . . . the sequence of Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, “Electric Aunt Jemima” & “Humor” from the Babi Yar symphony was especially tasty.

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