Two American Ballets
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Toe-tapping Americana.

The score to Cakewalk falls into 12 sections and these are sub-grouped into three divisions in the stage presentation. Although popularly thought to be based on the piano music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (a bona fide American composer born in New Orleans in 1829), in fact the score includes three minstrel tunes as well as a short march by James Bland....The past and present merge most convincingly in the orchestral suite that Piston fashioned from the score of his ballet The Incredible Flutist. The dance was first performed at a Pops concert in Boston's Symphony Hall on May 31, 1938, under the baton of Arthur Fiedler. Choreography was by Hans Wiener, setting and costumes by Marco Montedoro.
Contents:
Gottschalk-Kay, composer
Cakewalk Ballet
Louisville Orchestra, Akira Endo, conductor


Walter Piston, composer
The Incredible Flutist
Louisville Orchestra, Jorge Mester, conductor

Review:
"...the Louisville Orchestra play with vigour and finesse as well as commitment. ...Jorge Mester...is completely at home in Piston's score and makes the very best of its Spanishry as well as its atmosphere." (Gramophone)