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Apropos of yesterday’s post featuring Tom and Jerry in ‘Mouse in Manhattan’, here’s a student orchestra in Moscow performing the ‘Manhattan Serenade’ soundtrack while a silent print of the cartoon is screened. The Chamber Orchestra is apparently called “Affrettando”. This was recorded at the Rachmaninov’s Hall of Moscow Conservatory on March

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‘MOUSE IN MANHATTAN’–A TOM AND JERRY JOINT In 1928, composer Louis Alter created ‘Manhattan Serenade’, an art-deco orchestral piece designed to be recorded on what was then a long-playing Victor 78rpm disc (four minutes and forty-five seconds–almost two minutes longer than standard 78 RPM records). The piece is very much of its era–a 20s ode to

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