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June 19, 2023 --

Orozco-Estrada to head Italy's RAI Symphony Orchestra in October ...

LPR calls to the attention of its visitors the marvelous Andres Orozco-Estrada, here conducting the Frankfurt Radio Symphony in Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.

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The resume of the Colombia-born Orozco-Estrada includes stops in Houston, Vienna and Frankfurt -- and, like his Venezuela-born contemporary Gustavo Dudamel, he is an excellent interpreter of Mahler.

For LPR the only difference between the two maestros from South American is that, with Dudamel coming to lead the New York Philharmonic in 2026, he has gotten lots of coverage in The New York Times, this year. (See for yourself via this search request: "Dudamel and The New York Times 2023."). Note the rapport among Orozco-Estrada, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and the audience, at the end of the Eroica.

 

Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos. (1932)

Martha Argerich and Shin-Heae Kang, pianists NDR Radiophilharmonie, Andrew Manze, conductor

An amazing work.

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Death and Transfiguration, Richard Strauss. (1888-89)

George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra. Amazing what chords, broken down to their elements, can do.

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Music from "To Kill a Mockingbird". - Elmer Bernstein

Truly evocative

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Here is a "dashing" theme from the movie "Tara Bulba," with Yul Brynner as Bulba"

The theme is called "Ride of the Cossacks." To LPR it could be "Ride of the Klezmers."

Franz Waxman composer, John Wilson conductor. Bernard Herrmann gave high praise to this Waxman score.

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Here is a music link to chase away the lies, insults and calumny of the Deep State

John Wilson and his orchestra with the overture to George Gershwin's "Funny Face"

This overture opened Maestro Wilson's 2012 concert at the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall. For July 5, LPR plans to link to the entire concert. For now, please check out the melody at about 3.40 into this 6.56 video. LPR believes it is one of Gershwin's loveliest melodies.

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