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From the Archives - Halloween special

Enjoy spooky music on this week's From the Archives.
Enjoy spooky music on this week's From the Archives.

What’s Halloween without really scary music? Have (no?) fear….we’ve got you covered. It’s amazing the eerie sounds that can come from an orchestra and even a solo piano. Just wait for some of the creepiest sounds you’ve ever heard.

Compositions and Recordings

Danse Macabre
by Camille Saint-Saëns
Daniel Barenboim with the Orchestre de Paris

Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Andre Previn with the London Symphony

Adagio from "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste"
by Béla Bartók
Stanislav Skrowaczewski with the Minnesota Orchestra

The Banshee
by Henry Cowell
Wilhelm Latchounia, piano

Three Excerpts from "Pictures at an Exhibition"
by Modest Mussorgsky
Seiji Ozawa with the Chicago Symphony

Theme from "The Omen"
by Jerry Goldsmith
Andrew Lane with the Orlando Pops Orchestra

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