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Domenico Scarlatti
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Great Migrations, and Arensky's Piano Trio

From Domenico Scarlatti's "Cat Fugue," where his cat is said to have composed the melody by walking across his harpsichord, to this week's 21st century work, part of a film score for National Geographic's "Great Migrations" series, we've got an hour of musical critters today. Plus, his teacher predicted that he was doomed to obscurity. But Anton Arensky's music still gets played fairly often. We'll hear his lovely piano trio, from a concert at the Strings Music Festival in Colorado.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Egyptian March, Op. 335
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Cipriano de Rore: Ancor che col Partire
Jean Tubery, cornett, La Fenice, Jean Tubery, director
Schwetzingen Festival, Speyer, Germany

Maurizio Cazzati: Ciaconne per Diesis e par Bemolle, Op. 22
La Fenice, Jean Tubery, director
Schwetzingen Festival, Speyer, Germany

Anton Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32
Andres Cardenes, violin, Anne Martindale Williams, cello, David Deveau, piano
Strings Music Festival, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Perpetuum Mobile
The National Youth Orchestra, Cristian Mandeal, conductor
Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest, Romania

Hour 2

Camille Saint-Saens: Excerpts from the Carnival of the Animals
The London Sinfonietta, Charles Dutoit, conductor

Hai-Huai Huang: Galloping Horses
Yang Wei, pipa, Daxun Zhang, bass
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Heinrich von Biber: Sonata Representativa in A for Violin and Continuo, C. 146
Ida Kavafian, violin, Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord, Andreas Brantelid, cello
Alice Tully Hall, New York City

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatina in G Minor, K. 30 (Cat's Fugue)
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

Anton Sanko: Elephants in Mud Bath (Ostrich Dance)
Studio Musicians

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G Minor (The Hen)
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Houston

Ottorino Respighi: The Cuckoo from Gli Uccelli (The Birds)
The Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene, Oregon

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