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Syncopation, Blue Notes and the Sound of Surprise

Geoffrey Smith explores how classical composers such as Ravel, Copland and Stravinsky were inspired by jazz.

Syncopation, blue notes and the sound of surprise.
The first of two programmes in which Geoffrey Smith explores the influences classical music and jazz have had on each other.
In this programme we look at how the new sound-world of jazz inspired classical composers such as Ravel, Copland and Stravinsky.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Scott Joplin

    Maple Leaf Rag

    Performer: Joshua Rifkin. Performer: Joshua Rifkin.
    • GREAT AMERICAN PIANO II.
    • ANGEL.
    • 9.
  • Claude Debussy

    Golliwog's Cakewalk

    Performer: Alfred Cortot.
    • Biddulph : LHW 006.
    • Biddulph.
    • 6.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Rag-Time For 11 Instruments

    Performer: Toni Koves. Ensemble: Columbia Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Sony Classical : SM2K46297.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 6.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Soldier's Tale

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG : 4711972.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15.
  • Erik Satie

    Ragtime Parade

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor.
    • COLLINS : 10532-.
    • COLLINS.
    • 13.
  • Darius Milhaud

    La Creation Du Monde

    Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille. Conductor: Jean Casadesus.
    • Naxos : 8557287.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto In G Major

    Performer: Pascal Rogé. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • DECCA : 4102302.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Tahiti Trott

    Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Performer: Riccardo Chailly. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: The Jazz Album.
    • Decca.
    • 16.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ebony Concerto For Clarinet And Jazz Band

    Performer: Benny Goodman. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Ensemble.
    • Sony Classical : SM2K46297.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 12.
  • Aaron Copland

    Concerto For Clarinet, Strings, Harp And Piano

    Performer: Richard Hosford. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
    • ASV : CD COE-811.
    • ASV.
    • 4.
  • Gunther Schuller

    Concertino For Jazz Quartet And Orchestra - 2nd mvt

    Orchestra: Modern Jazz Quartet And Orchestra. Conductor: Gunther Schuller.
    • ATLANTIC : 1359 (LP).
    • ATLANTIC.
    • 2.
  • Milton Babbitt

    All Set

    Ensemble: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Arthur Weisberg.
    • Nonesuch : H 71303.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 1.
  • Howard Brubeck

    Dialogues For Jazz Combo And Orchestra

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Ensemble: The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • The Dave Brubeck Quartet West Side Story.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Erroll Garner

    Erroll's Bounce

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS : 129-92.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau De Couperin - Prelude

    Performer: Gary Burton. Performer: Makoto Ozone.
    • CONCORD JAZZ : VIRTUOSI CCD-2105-2.
    • CONCORD JAZZ.
    • 1.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Scorched - Protocol

    Performer: John Scofield. Performer: John Scofield. Performer: John Patitucci. Performer: Peter Erskine. Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Stefan Asbury. Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hugh Wolff.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 4747292.
    • 14.

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