Tea for Two

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Tea for Two. Song by Youmans, comp. for musical No, No, Nanette (1925). In 1928 orch. version was made by Shostakovich in, it is said, 45 mins. at the request of the cond. Malko who wanted something extra to perf. at a concert of Shostakovich's mus. at Moscow Cons. on 25 Nov. 1928. The cond. Aleksandr Gauk included it as an entr'acte in Shostakovich's ballet The Age of Gold. Shostakovich gave the arrangement the title Tahiti Trot (Taiti trot) because this was the Russ. name for the song.