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Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? The answer is somewhere between Leipzig and the Hollywood Bowl…

While the composer of this work is a Baroque master, the arranger was himself a conductor of great renown. While his hyper-romantic orchestral style certainly isn’t “authentic” to the piece, this arranger was still an important figure in American cultural life. In his later career, his role in popular cultural was cemented by an appearance in “Fantasia,” as well as by a tenure at the an enormous West Coast amphitheater. Although chummy with Mickey Mouse, however, he famously received a less-gentle ribbing from Bugs Bunny, who impersonated him in an animated short…

Music Heard On This Episode

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: Allegro con brio
Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan, cond. — Ludwig van Beethoven: 9 Symphonien (Deutsche Grammophon, 2007)
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: Allegro con brio
Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan, cond. — Ludwig van Beethoven: 9 Symphonien (Deutsche Grammophon, 2007)
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Jacques Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman: The Birds in the Tower
Beverly Sills, soprano/John Alldis Choir/London Symphony Orchestra, Julius Rudel, cond. — Mad About Sopranos (Deutsche Grammophon, 1993)
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Olivier Messiaen: Catalog of Birds: The Reed Warbler
Peter Serkin, piano — Visions de l'Amen (RCA, 1999)
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Gustav Holst: The Planets: Neptune, the Mystic
Women's Voices of Monteverdi Choir/Philharmonia Orchestra/John Eliot Gardiner, cond. — Holst: The Planets; Grainger: The Warriors (Deutsche Grammophon, 1995)
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Frank Loesser: Baby It's Cold Outside
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan — Ella Fitzgerald: 1949 (Classics, 2001)
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Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms: Movement 2
Thomas Kelly, treble/Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra/Marin Alsop, cond. — Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (Naxos American, 2003)
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Victor Fleming and Miles Davis: Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis Quintet — Cool & Collected (Sony, 2006)
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 5: Movement 3, Allegro
Andras Schiff, piano/Camerata Academia of the Salzburg Mozarteum/Sandor Vegh, cond. — Piano Concertos Nos. 5 (K175) & 6 (K238); Rondo, K382 (Polygram Records, 1992)
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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade: Festival at Baghdad
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Jaap van Zweden, violin/Riccardo Chailly, cond. — Scheherazade / Scherzo fantastique (Polygram Records, 1994)
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Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
National Orchestra of France/Leonard Slatkin, cond. — Dukas: Symphony La Peri; La Apprenti Soreier (RCA, 1999)
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Johann Sebastian Bach and Leopold Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in d minor
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski, cond. — Bach - Stokowski (EMI Classics, 1997)
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Wallingford Riegger: Blue Voyage
Ramon Salvatore, piano — American Piano, Volume 2 (Premier Recordings, 1994)
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George and Ira Gershwin: (I'll Build a) Stairway to Paradise
Georges Guetary, voice — Ma Belle Marguerite (Asv Living Era, 2003)
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