The brief flirtations with Tchaikovsky beginning @ c. 10:58 finds the two soloists valiantly attempting the notoriously difficult finale of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (now scored for bass clarinet, bari sax and band), and the furious build (beginning @ c. 11:45) to the brief Rimsky-Korsakov "Scheherazde" quote is because: ... during the writing of this piece, my great, giant orange Maine Coon tiger cat, Rimsky (a.k.a. Rimsky Claws-of-Course), passed away. His death triggered a serious personal examination of all things 'life and death.'
Schelle, Michael, "WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER (1996)" (1996). Music Faculty Recordings. 46.