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Ives, C.: Holidays Symphony / Copland, A.: Appalachian Spring (San Francisco Symphony, M.T. Thomas)
The San Francisco Symphony performs Charles Ives' New England Holiday Symphony, as well as a small ensemble version of Copland's Appalachian Spring from their 'Keeping Score' series of lectures accompanied by music. Michael Tilson Thomas does his customary fine job with his ensemble, presenting only the music portion of the program here.
19 carefully selected tracks of guitar music chosen for Naxos' Eternal series are presented in this collection. The wide range of expression of the guitar is shown in compositions by Albeniz, Bach, Sor, Tarraega, Villa-Lobos and many others. The series is already bargain priced, enjoy even more savings this weekend.
Vivaldi, A.: Arrangements for Mandolin and Orchestra (Behrend)
Mandolin takes center stage in this collection of Vivaldi concertos, all of which are built around the sound of plucked strings, including lute, guitar, and pizzicato from the DZO Chamber Orchestra. The delicate voices of the oboe and viola d'amore add to the spritely atmosphere of this charming baroque repertoire.