Tuesday, February 16

Olympic figure skating music, continued. Yesterday we heard tunes from the Sunday pairs short program. Today it's music from or related to Monday's pairs free skate. Plus Mardi Gras!

11 AM
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor: Finale. Yefim Bronfman, Philharmonia Orch, Salonen. Sony 47183. (Evora & Ladwig, U.S.)
  • Torroba: Aires de la Mancha. David Russell. Telarc 80451; & Telemann: Don Quixote Suite. Northern Chamber Orch, Ward. Naxos 8.554019. (Taking a bit of license here. Silver medalists Pang & Tong, China, skated to "To Dream the Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha, which in turn is based on Don Quixote.)
  • Schulz-Evler: Arabesques on Themes from The Beautiful Blue Danube. Piers Lane. Hyperion 66785. (Kavaguti & Smirnov, Russia.)
  • Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise. Cincinnati Pops Orch, Kunzel. Telarc 80474. (Langlois & Hay, Canada.)
12 N
  • Albinoni/Giazotto: Adagio, arr. guitar and orchestra. Sharon Isbin, Zurich Chamber Orch, Griffiths. Warner 0927 45312. (Gold medalists Shen & Zhao, China.)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite after The Thousand and One Nights. Atlanta Sym, Arzewski, Spano. Telarc 80568. (Two figure skating pairs sliced and diced Scheherezade, differently, for their free skates: Denney & Barrett of the U.S. and Zhang & Zhang of China.)
1 PM
  • Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9. Stefan Vladar. Harmonia Mundi 901890.
  • Schumann: Carnaval Jest from Vienna, Op. 26. Stefan Vladar. Harmonia Mundi 901890.