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Good vs. Evil

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? It features a dastardly villain of the ballet stage.

When you read a classic fairy tale, you can rest assured that there’s always going to be an evil villain hell bent on wreaking some havoc. Such is the case in this classic Russian fairy tale about three princesses who are kidnapped by a nasty goblin king. The tale is so popular that even became the inspiration for a full-scale ballet by one of Russia’s most notable composers. The intense music and beautiful story have made it into a ballet classic.

Music Heard On This Episode

Niccolo Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 2 in b: La Campanella
Roberto Diaz, viola/Robert Koenig, piano — William Primrose: Viola Transcriptions (Naxos, 2006)
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Niccolo Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 2 in b: La Campanella
Roberto Diaz, viola/Robert Koenig, piano — William Primrose: Viola Transcriptions (Naxos, 2006)
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Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Spell
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim, cond. — Wagner: Overtures & Preludes, Vol. 2 (Teldec, 1999)
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Pier Francesco Cavalli: Giasone: From Ancient Magic
Gloria Bandatelli, sop/Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs, cond. — Cavalli: Giasone (Harmonia Mundi France, 2000)
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Modeste Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
New York Philharmonic/Giusepe Sinopoli, cond. — Pictures at an Exhibition; Night on Bald Mountain (Deutsche Grammophon, 1991)
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Joseph Haydn: Symphony No 96: Selections
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond. — Haydn Symphonies 96 & 97 Harnoncourt (Teldec, 1994)
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Anton Rubinstein: The Demon: Caucasian Dance "Lesginka"
Slovak Philharmonic/Michael Halasz, cond. — Feramors / The Demon / Nero (Marco-Polo, 2009)
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni: Overture
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond. — Mozart Overtures (Elektra / Wea, 1994)
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Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: The Witches' Sabbath
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Paul Paray, cond. — Symphonie Fantastique (Philips, 2005)
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John Adams: El Nino: Woe Unto Them That Call Evil Good
Theater of Voices/London Voices/German Symphony Orch-Berlin/Kent Nagano, cond. — El Nino (Nonesuch, 2001)
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Benjamin Britten: The Turn Of The Screw: Act I Final Scene
English Opera Group and Orchestra/Benjamin Britten, cond. — The Turn Of The Screw (Decca Import, 1990)
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Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Infernal Dance of King Kaschei
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein, cond. — Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; The Firebird Suite (1919) (Sony, 2004)
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Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Symphony No 4: Finale
Vienna Sinfonietta/Kurt Rapf, cond. — Metamorphosen Sinfonien (Calig, 1995)
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Frank Wildhorn: This is the Moment; Transformation
Colm Wilkinson — Highlights From Jekyll And Hyde (RCA Victor Broadway, 1990)
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