Moon over Messiaen

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Monday, December 22, 2008

We launch the evening with piano music from Beata Moon, followed by a keyboard work from Olivier Messiaen. Also, an etude from Philip Glass, Aaron Copland's Duo for flute and piano, and two excerpts from Lukas Foss's first major work, "The Prairie." Later in the evening, visions of sugar rum cherries and peanut brittle brigades dance in our heads (and ears!) as we enjoy the Duke Ellington/David Berger charmer, The Harlem Nutcracker.

Also Featured Tonight

Fred Onovwerosuoke / Studies in African Rhythm
Philip Glass / String Quartet No. 2, "Company"
Olivier Messiaen / Le Merle nior
Keith Jarrett / Bridge of Light
Igor Stravinsky / Symphony of Psalms

Comments [2]

Margaret from Harlem


Which recording, specifically, did you play of the Harlem Nutcracker tonight? It's fantastic, and I'd like to get it for my father for Christmas.


Dec. 22 2008 11:03 PM
karen Looze from Manhattan

I'd be interested to know what label the Stravinsky is on. I only seem to find it with the Berlin and after reading the reviews, would prefer to buy the one you played tonight.

Thank you very much.

Dec. 22 2008 10:51 PM

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