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40 Most Beautiful Winter Classics

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : German Dances (3), K 605
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (6), Op. 19a
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
>Mahler, Gustav : Winterlied, song for tenor & piano (no 2 of 3 Songs)
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
>Piazzolla, Astor : Invierno porteño
>Legrand, Michel : A Rose in the Snow
>Rorem, Ned [Composer] : Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, for voice & piano
>Wessman, Harri : Vesi vasyy lumen alle (Water under snow is weary)
>Styne, Jule : Let It Snow!
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Seasons
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : The Snow Maiden
>Tippett, Michael : Ritual Dances from "The Midsummer Marriage", for chorus ad lib & orchestra
>Kuusisto, Jaakko : First Snow, for orchestra
>Palmgren, Selim : Snowflakes, for piano, Op 57/2
>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Bellérophon
>Schubert, Franz : Gefror'ne Thranen ("Gefror'ne Tropfen fallen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/3 (Op.
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams"
>Hoiby, Lee : Winter Song ("The browns, the olives, and the yellows died"), for voice & piano
>Aborn, Lora : 'Tis Winter Now
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Bernard, Felix : Winter Wonderland
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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Piero Toso (Violin)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Act 2. Sinfonia (Shepherds'
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performer: Joost Linden
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : German Dances (3), K 605
  • Conductor: Kurt Redel
  • Ensemble: Munich Pro Arte Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1791

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: December - Noël
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: January - Au coin du feu
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: February - Carnaval
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (6), Op. 19a
  • Performers: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano); Barbara Bonney
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 02/21/1830-06/20/1832.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
  • Performer: Monique Haas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
  • Performer: Monique Haas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Mahler, Gustav : Winterlied, song for tenor & piano (no 2 of 3 Songs)
  • Performers: David Lutz (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 02/27/1880

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 :: The Battle on the Ice
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1938

>Piazzolla, Astor : Invierno porteño
  • Performers: Rodolfo Mederos (Bandoneon); Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1969

>Legrand, Michel : A Rose in the Snow
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Michel Legrand
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rorem, Ned [Composer] : Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Susan Graham (Mezzo-soprano); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wessman, Harri : Vesi väsyy lumen alle (Water under snow is weary)
  • Conductor: Erkki Pohjola
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Styne, Jule : Let It Snow!
  • Conductor: Joseph Jennings
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Seasons :: Winter
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Ensemble: Vienna Concentus Musicus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1801.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1801

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: March
  • Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
  • Ensemble: Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Waltz of the Snowflakes
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Winter. Introduction
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Winter. Scene
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Winter. Variation 1
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Winter. Variation 2
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Winter. Variation 3
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Winter. Variation 4
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : The Snow Maiden :: Introduction
  • Conductor: Evgeny Svetlanov
  • Ensemble: USSR State Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Tippett, Michael : Ritual Dances from "The Midsummer Marriage", for chorus ad lib & orchestra :: The water in winter
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Kuusisto, Jaakko : First Snow, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Géza Szilvay
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Palmgren, Selim : Snowflakes, for piano, Op 57/2
  • Performer: Izumi Tateno (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Bellérophon :: Scène du froid
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Schubert, Franz : Gefror'ne Thränen ("Gefror'ne Tropfen fallen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/3 (Op.
  • Performers: Andreas Staier (Piano); Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams" :: 1. Daydreams of a Wintry Road
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 11 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1866

>Hoiby, Lee : Winter Song ("The browns, the olives, and the yellows died"), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Antoine Palloc (Piano); Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Aborn, Lora : 'Tis Winter Now
  • Performers: Antoine Palloc (Piano); Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.

>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Performers: Michael George; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Robin Stapleton
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Bernard, Felix : Winter Wonderland
  • Performer: Natalie Cole (Voice)
  • Conductor: Vjekoslav Sutej
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934