Shostakovich, Tahiti Trot
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Classical music inspired by the Jazz Age
8. Shostakovich, Tahiti Trot
Slurred violins, brash trombones, and a twinkling xylophone - surprisingly, despite its title, Shostakovich's Tahiti Trot is far more 'jazzy' than his Jazz Suites. It could well be because he didn't write the music himself… the piece is an orchestrated version of Tea for Two, from the musical No, No, Nannette by Vincent Youmans.