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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: March 21, 2020

Wind-band music is often a musuem of little-known opera music. So it should be no surprise that this edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion will feature an overture to the opera "Fatanitza" by Franz von Suppe. Von Suppe was the first composer to successfully compete with Frenchman Jules Offenbach for the hearts of Vienna opera afficionados. His first three-act operetta was "Fatanitza," which premiered in 1876. It's the story of a Russian Army officer named Wladimir who dresses as a woman, whom he names Fatanitza. Elderly General Kantschukoff falls in love with the faux young lady, but Wladimir falls in love with the general's niece Lydia. After a serious of adventures involving an Ottoman pasha, Wladimir gets to marry Lydia in the end.

  1. Niko Polka
    Composer:  Johann Strauss, Jr. (1829-1899)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Orchestra of the Mozarteum Salzburg
    Album:  From the Danube to the Volga
    Strauss Museum
     
  2. Overture to "Fatinitza"
    Composer:  Franz von Suppe (1819-1895)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Orchestra of the Mozarteum Salzburg
    Album:  From the Danube to the Volga
     
  3. Capriccio Espagnol
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Performer:  Symphonic Wind Orchesta St. Michael of Thorn
    Album:  Colours
     
  4. In the Gardens of Sierra de Cordoba
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Performer:  Symphonic Wind Orchesta St. Michael of Thorn
    Album:  Colours
     
  5. Concert Play
    Composer:  V. Matviychuk & V. Gul'ko
    Performer:  Central Army Band of Ukraine
    Album:  Salute from Ukraine
     
  6. Vladilovstok
    Composer:  Peter Packay (1904-1965) & David Bee (1903-1992)
    Performer:  West End Jazz Band
    Album:  Still in the '20s: Hot Dance, Vol. II
     
  7. D'schangfoppen
    Composer:  Trevor Ford (1931- )
    Performer:  Royal Netherlands Army Fanfare Orchestra
    Album:  Once I Was a Dream
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

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