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Bedrooms

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? It’s one confusing betrothal!

The composer and librettist of this piece went through plenty of trials and tribulations before the premiere of this musical classic. Among other problems, the censors demanded that a dance scene be removed from the final product. The premiere was delayed a few days as the work was revised to appease the authorities, but it didn’t change too much. In the end, the boy still gets the girl, and the royalty still plays the fool.

Music Heard On This Episode

Rodgers, Mary: Once upon a Mattress: Song of Love; Entr'acte
Sarah Jessica Parker/David Aaron Baker — Once Upon a Mattress (1997 Broadway Revival Cast) (RCA Victor Broadway, 1997)
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Rodgers, Mary: Once upon a Mattress: Song of Love; Entr'acte
Sarah Jessica Parker/David Aaron Baker — Once Upon a Mattress (1997 Broadway Revival Cast) (RCA Victor Broadway, 1997)
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Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi, op. 117: Andante moderato
Ivo Pogorelich — Brahms: Intermezzi; Rhapsodien; Capriccio (Dg Imports, 1992)
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Giacomo Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro
Joshua Bell — Romance of the Violin (Sony, 2003)
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Elvis Costello: ...And in Every Home; Beyond Belief
Elvis Costello and the Attractions — Imperial Bedroom (Hip-O Records, 1982)
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Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal: Parts I-IV
Sharon Isbin — Nightshade Rounds: Twentieth-Century Works for Guitar (Virgin Classics, 1994)
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Darius Milhaud: Suite Provençale
Orchestra du Capitole de Toulouse/Michel Plasson, cond — Milhaud: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Suite Provençale (Polygram Records, 1992)
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Lully, Jean Baptiste: Atys: Act III, Scene 4
Les Arts Florissants/William Christie, cond — Willaim Christie et Les Arts Florisants - Dixième anniversaire (Harmonia Mundi, 1990)
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Igor Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale: Three Dances
Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus/Pierre Boulez, cond — Le Chant du Rossignol/L'Histoire du Soldat (Deutsche Grammophon, 2001)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian; Uri Caine, arr.: Goldberg Variations: No. 2, 14, 16, 30
Uri Caine Ensemble — Goldberg Variations: Aria and 70 Variations Adapted, Arranged and Composed by Uri Caine (Winter & Winter, 2000)
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Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel, cond — Russian Nights (Telarc, 2007)
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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus/Charles Mackerras — Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (Telarc, 1995)
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Eino Tamberg: Cyrano de Bergerac: Introduction and Monologue
Orchestra and Chorus of the Estonian National Opera — Eino Tamberg: Cyrano de Bergerac (Cpo Records, 2004)
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Tom Lehrer: Alma
Tom Lehrer — That Was the Year That Was (Reprise / Wea, 1965)
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  • tkavanagh

    No where on your website do you clearly give the phone number (especially the toll free long-distance number) to call. Only at the end of each teaser. But, of course, it’s then too late.

    tk

    The Far Flung Dishwashing Curator, on the road now in Lawton, Oklahoma.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wooddm David Wood

    Thank you for bringing that to our attention. We’ll see what we can do.

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