By Brenda Tremblay ~ Posted Thu, 06/10/2010 - 10:51am
Listeners from England and Rochester guessed (correctly) Thursday's mystery piece. At 6:40 a.m. we heard a waltz from a ballet composed in 1875 as a commission for the Russian Imperial Theatres in Moscow: Valse intrada I from Tchaikovskyâ€™s Swan Lake. It was unsuccessful after its first year of performance. Conductors, dancers, and audiences thought it too complicated and hard to dance to. Tomorrow, see if you recognize a much-loved work based on Spanish folk melodies. Hereâ€™s an interesting interpretation of music from Swan Lake. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!