Buried Treasure: Myths, Legends, and Fairytales

Listening Guide

The Work


The Overture To The Opera Ali Baba By Giuseppe Bottesini
Performed By The London Symphony Orchestra
Franco Petracchi, Conducting
(ASV CD DCA 907)
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The Mountain King By Hugo Alfven
1-Invocation: which depicts a bright summer night in terms of the magical mood of a “white night.”
2-Troll Maiden’s Dance: a grotesque and lively piece.
3-Summer Rain: a lyrical depiction of nature
4-Herd-Maid’s Dance: a vigorous virtuoso dance.

Performed By The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
(BIS CD 585)
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Die Lorelei by Franz Liszt
Tamara Anna Cislowska at the Piano
(ABC Classics 476 6301)



The Flying Dutchman By Matthjis Vermeulen
A – Symphonic Prologue
Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Anton Kersies, Conductor

B – Passacaglia & Cortege
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Eduard Van Beinum, Conductor

C – Interlude
Utrecht Symphony Orchestra
Otto Ketting, Conductor

(Composers’ Voice 8384/4)




Suite No. 1 From The Ballet Cinderella By Erland Von Koch
1 – March And Skvaller Dance
2 – Nocturne
3 – Waltz

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Under The Direction Of B. Tommy Andersson
(Phono Suecia PSCD 710)


The Metamorphosis Of The Lycian Peasants Into Frogs By Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
1 – Allegretto Non Troppo Presto
2 – Adagio, Ma Non Molto
3 – Minuetto. Moderato
4 – Finale: Adagio – Vivace, Ma Moderato

The Vienna Sinfonietta is conducted by
Kurt Rapf (2-Calig CAL 50 885/86)






Kalevala Suite, Op. 23 by Uuno Klami
(1) The Creation Of The Earth
(2) The Sprout Of Spring
(3) Terhenniemi
(4) Cradle Song For Lemminkainen
(5) The Forging Of The Sampo

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Directed By Jorma Panula
(Naxos 8.553757)
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The Paul Bunyan Suite by William Bergsma
The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
Directed By The Composer


The Overture Rip Van Winkle by George Whitefield Chadwick
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, Conductor
(Chandos Chan 10032)
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Edward Macdowell’s Forgotten Fairy Tales, Op.4
Performed by James Barbagallo, piano
(Marco Polo 8.223633)
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The Legend of the Glass Mountain by Nino Rota
Performed By The Rte Concert Orchestra
Directed by Proinnsias O Duinn
(Naxos 8.554323)
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The Legend For Orchestra – After The Tale Of Ama-No-Iawayado by Hiroshi Ohguri
Performed By The Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
Directed By Tatsuya Shimono (Naxos 8.555321)
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Lament For Beowulf by Howard Hanson
The Eastman Rochester Orchestra & Chorus
Directed by the Composer
(Mercury 434 302)
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The Ballet Suite Oriane et la Prince d’Amour by Florent Schmitt
Performed By The Rhein-Palinate State Philharmonic Orch.
Directed By Pierre Stoll
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