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A Touch of Classics: Episode 2—Introduction (02:54)


Rebecca Evans introduces the featured artists—an accordion duo and a tenor. She performs "Villanelle" from "Les nuits d'été."

"Russian Dance" and "Pictures at an Exhibition" (07:35)

James Crabb and Geir Draugsvoll perform a piece from "Petrushka" by Igor Stravinsky. The duo uses classical accordions, enabling each hand to play a melody. They perform excerpts from Modest Mussorgsky's piece.

"Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" (02:34)

Evans sings the second movement from Henryk Górecki's "Symphony No. 3." The composer was inspired by the inscriptions in a WWII Polish prison.

"Che Gelida Manina" (06:30)

Gwyn Hughes Jones has a lyrical voice which he expects will continue to develop as he ages. He performs the from the piece from Puccini's "La Boheme."

"Sinfonietta" (04:20)

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs the third movement by Janácek. The piece expresses pride in the new Czechoslovak Republic.

"Parigi, o Cara" (04:27)

Evans and Hughes Jones perform a duet from "La Traviata" by Guiseppe Verdi. Violetta plans to leave with Alfredo but she collapses and they realize she is dying. (Credits)

Credits: A Touch of Classics: Episode 2 (00:49)

Credits: A Touch of Classics: Episode 2

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A Touch of Classics: Episode 2

Part of the Series : A Touch of Classics
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $300.00
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $450.00
3-Year Streaming Price: $300.00



Rebecca Evans hosts a series of programs depicting unique blends of classical music that range from Beethoven to Bernstein. The second of six episodes features music from Les nuits d'été, Igor Stravinsky, Henryk Góreck, La Boheme, Janácek, and La Traviata. Performers include: Evans, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn, James Crabb, Geir Draugsvoll, and Gwyn Hughes Jones.

Length: 30 minutes

Item#: BVL138763

ISBN: 978-1-64347-107-5

Copyright date: ©1997

Closed Captioned

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