Duke Ellington's standard "Mood Indigo" has been covered by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Nina Simone; we hear a smooth version from bassist Charles Mingus. Also, the Jacques Loussier Trio covers Claude Debussy, and we hear an excerpt from Theo Bleckmann's album of (re-imagined) Charles Ives songs.
Also Featured Tonight:
Terry Riley / Cadence on the Wind
Benjamin Britten / Suite for Harp Op. 83
Robert Schumann / Violin Sonata No.3 in A minor, WoO 2
Igor Stravinsky / The Firebird
Heitor Villa-Lobos / Cello Concerto No. 2
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