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Midday Music Playlist for 02/21/2012

It's not fair, exactly, but some holidays just have a lot more classical music than others. Mardi Gras--better known in some places as Carnival or Shrovetide--is one such lucky holiday. Today we hear many musical Carnivals (plus some unrelated Brahms and Grieg as a break from all the merriment). Let the good music roll!

Popper, D. Spanish Carnival Janos Starker, Shigeo Neriki Delos 3065
Dvorak, A. Carnival, Concert Overture Cleveland Orch, Szell CBS 36716
Brahms, J. Horn Trio in E-flat, Op. 40 Richard King, Amy Lee, Orli Shaham Albany 1325
Korngold, E. Violanta, Op. 8: Prelude and Carnival Music BBC Philharmonic, Bamert Chandos 10434 X
Tarrega, F. Variations on "The Carnival of Venice" Xuefei Yang EMI 06322
Berlioz, H. Roman Carnival Overture Danish National Sym, Dausgaard Chandos 10416
Schumann, R. Carnival Jest from Vienna, Op. 26 Stefan Vladar Harmonia Mundi 901890
Grieg, E. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 WDR Sym Orch Cologne, Aadland Audite 92.651
Chaminade, C. Valse Carnavalesque for two pianos, Op. 73 Bengt Forsberg, Peter Jablonski DG 289 471 331
Glazunov, A. Carnival, Op. 45 USSR Sym, Svetlanov Melodiya 10-163
Stravinsky, I. Petrushka (1947 version) Israel Phil, Berman, Bernstein DG 445 538