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By Angel Records
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Leonard Bernstein was the great conductor of ''classical jazz'' music, including George Gershwin and much of his own. That makes him an ideal interpreter of Darius Milhaud's two ballets, one an evocation of Harlem nightclubs of the 1920s, the other a picture of Brazilian street music during Carnival season in Rio. The French musicians respond to his committed leadership with complete enthusiasm, and for years this disc has stood as the essential collection of Milhaud ballet music. ''Saudades do
Like New. Shipped carefully to prevent damage in transit. Eduardo Mata had a special flair for music of this period, and his Respighi record is one of the best. The coupling is interesting. Whereas most recordings would include The Fountains of Rome, Mata chooses instead the evocative and rarely heard Brazilian Impressions. This exotic piece contains a particularly creepy musical illustration of a snake pit, followed by a zippy Brazilian dance finale. The other two works are performed with
Fans of Paul Galbraith, superb guitar playing, and just plain nice listening will not want to miss this well-produced CD of Brazilian music (transposed) for guitar. The oldest piece is by Antonio Carlos Gomes, a 19th-century composer best known for his operas (his Il Guarany was produced at La Scala in 1870 and has recently been performed and recorded by Placido Domingo), and is fine chamber music--just ''classical'' enough in style, but with the unmistakable perfume of Brazil. Heitor
By Warner Classics
Brahms: Sonata for 2 pianos in F minor, Op. 34b Martha Argerich (piano) & Lilya Zilbertstein (piano) Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b for 2 Pianos Martha Argerich (piano) & Polina Leschenko (piano) Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos Martha Argerich (piano) & Giorgia Tomassi (piano) Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical' Transcribed for two pianos by Rikuya Terashima Martha Argerich (piano) & Yefim Bronfman (piano) Rachmaninov: Suite No. 2 for