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- Works by Ravel, Nielsen, and Rimsky-Korsakov
- TŌN performs two suites and a song cycle on Arabian themes
- Conducted by JoAnn Falletta; “One of the finest conductors of her generation” –The New York Times
- With mezzo-soprano Susan Platts; "luscious vocalism" –Los Angeles Times
Nielsen: Aladdin Suite
Imaginative and ornate. Created by the composer from incidental music for a play, it was perhaps the last music Nielsen heard, in a radio broadcast while on his deathbed.
Ascends into feverish lyricism. Ravel sets to music the poem that helped inspire Rimsky-Korsakov to write his symphonic suite.
Enticing and exotic. Rimsky-Korsakov’s most famous work was later adapted into a ballet, controversial in its sensual choreography.