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Themes and Variations

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Another show of themes and variations – this time with music by Anton Arensky, Cesar Franck, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an Anglo-African composer whose work deserves to be heard more often.

Compositions and Recordings

Procession of the Nobles, by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov
Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Symphonic Variations on an African Air, by Samuel Coleridge Taylor
Grant Llewellyn and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, by Cesar Franck
Sir Adrian Boult and the London Philharmonic

Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, by Anton Arensky
Antal Dorati and Philharmonia Hungarica

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.