For this episode I was joined by Afonso Almeida (also known as Fonzy; not to be confused with The Fonz) who studies violin at Trinity College of Music here in London. We kicked it old school with a fine selection of contemporary classical music from the late 19th and 20th century. Including a movement from Bartók's banned ballet The Miraculous Mandarin and a special edit of Stravinsky's Rites of Spring, culled from 146 cuts from a dozen different recordings of the original piece. A statement in minimalism protesting against the overdose of remixes and 'edits' (dub edit, jungle edit...) flooding current electronic music. Some challenging pieces and some aural manifestations of beauty, all intoxicating.
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GEORGE GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
FRÉDERIC CHOPIN Revolutionary Etude
DMTRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony no. 5 in D. min, 1st mov.
SERGEI RACHMANINOV Concerto no. 2
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Dance of the Knights
IGOR STRAVINSKI Le Sacre du Printemps, pt. 1: L'Adoration de la Terre [STEFAN GOLDMANN edit]
BELA BARTÓK The Wooden Prince: Introduction & Dance Of The Princess In The Forest
BELA BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin
ANTON WEBERN Passacaglia
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, 1st mov. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
CLAUDE DÉBUSSY Claire de Lune
ERIK SATIE Gnosiennes no. 1
FRÉDERIC CHOPIN Nocture no. 2