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As you can tell from the heading, Jay plays “Mood Indigo” in this episode—or rather, Ella Fitzgerald sings it. There is more jazz at the end, as the Oscar Peterson Trio does up “Tangerine.” This episode also includes an aria by Puccini—two versions of it. Then there is a rare and wonderful tone poem by Liszt. And more. Highly interesting, and nourishing.
Chopin, Etude in C minor, Op. 10, No 2 (“Revolutionary”)
Ellington, “Mood Indigo”
Puccini, “Aria di Rinuccio” from “Gianni Schicchi” (in Italian)
Puccini, “Rinuccio’s Aria,” from “Gianni Schicchi” (in English)
Liszt, Symphonic Poem No. 13, “From the Cradle to the Grave”
Puccini, “Senza mamma” from “Suor Angelica”
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