Classical 2009 [Barnes & Noble exclusive] / Brightman, Pavarotti, Callas, Villazón, Domingo, et al

Album Summary

>Sartori, Francesco : Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partiro), song
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Brodszky, Nicholas : Be my love
>Morricone, Ennio : Il mercenario
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ode to Joy (An die Freude) (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Montero, Gabriela : Presto, for piano (after Bach's Italian Concerto, BWV 971)
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Prizeman, Robert : Gloria, for chorus (after the 3rd movement of Saint-Saen's Symphony no 3)
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>McCartney, Paul : Liverpool Oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Jenkins, Karl : Stabat Mater, for chorus & orchestra
>Traditional, English : Scarborough Fair
>Lord, Jon : Boom of the Tingling Strings
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Purcell, Henry : Music on the Death of Queen Mary (Funeral Sentences / The Queen's Epicedium)
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Hummel, Johann Nepomuk : Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, S 49/WoO 1
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Luhrs, Jorge Avendano : Pasion ("Suenas con un amor"), song
>Handel, George Frideric : Arianna in Creta
>Yepes, Narciso [Guitar] : Romance de amor
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Unexpected Song, song (for the musical Tell Me on a Sunday)
>Goodall, Howard : Eternal Light
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Chant, Gregorian : Veni creator spiritus
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Kern, Jerome : Show Boat
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite espanola no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Classical 2009 gathers the biggest names in classical music on two specially priced CDs. Legends from Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti to Andrés Segovia and Herbert von Karajan join contemporary stars like Gabriela Montero, Alison Balsom, and Rolando Villazón on the 40-track collection. The musical selections run the gamut from Gregorian chant to Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio, while contributions from pop-classical straddlers Sarah Brightman, Michael Ball, and Karl Jenkins complete this wide-angle portrait of the wonderful world of classical music.



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Works Details

>Sartori, Francesco : Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song
  • Performer: Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Reed
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nigel Kennedy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Brodszky, Nicholas : Be my love
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Boris Jojic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949

>Morricone, Ennio : Il mercenario
  • Performer: Myleene Klass (Piano)
  • Conductor: Miriam Nemcová
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ode to Joy (An die Freude) (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee) :: Extract
  • Performers: Joan Rodgers (Soprano); Peter Bronder (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Montero, Gabriela : Presto, for piano (after Bach's Italian Concerto, BWV 971)
  • Performer: Gabriela Montero (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz :: Ed anche Beppe amo
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: In trutina
  • Performer: Kate Royal (Voice)
  • Conductor: Edward Gardner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prizeman, Robert : Gloria, for chorus (after the 3rd movement of Saint-Saën's Symphony no 3)
  • Conductor: Robert Prizeman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
  • Performer: Natalie Clein (Cello)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879-1899

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  • Performer: Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>McCartney, Paul : Liverpool Oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra :: The world you're coming into
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Carl David
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1991

>Jenkins, Karl : Stabat Mater, for chorus & orchestra :: Virgo virginum
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Ensemble: EMO Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, English : Scarborough Fair
  • Performers: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar); Nancy Hadden (Piccolo)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1673

>Lord, Jon : Boom of the Tingling Strings :: 2. L'Istesso tempo
  • Performer: Nelson Goerner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paul Mann
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Brindisi
  • Performers: Natalie Marsh (Tenor); Alfie Bo
  • Conductor: Craig Leon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Ah! non credea mirarti
  • Performers: Francesco Meli (Tenor); Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Purcell, Henry : Music on the Death of Queen Mary (Funeral Sentences / The Queen's Epicedium) :: Thou knowest, Lord
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition :: Great Gate o
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Deyan Pavlov
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Hummel, Johann Nepomuk : Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, S 49/WoO 1 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
  • Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic, Bremen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 12/08/1803

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: L'amour, l'amour...Ah! lève-toi, soleil
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Jorge Avendaño Lührs : Pasión ("Sueñas con un amor"), song
  • Performers: Fernando Lima (Countertenor); Carsten Heusmann (Keyboards); Carsten Heusmann (Programming); Sarah Brightman (Soprano); Peter Weihe (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Stefan Pintev
  • Ensemble: G-String
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.

>Handel, George Frideric : Arianna in Creta :: Qui ti sfido, o mostro infame!
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Notes: Composition written: 1733.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1733

>Yepes, Narciso [Guitar] : Romance de amor
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Armstrong
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performers: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano); Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Unexpected Song, song (for the musical Tell Me on a Sunday)
  • Performers: Michael Ball (Voice); John Lenehan (Piano); Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1979

>Goodall, Howard : Eternal Light :: A Requiem, for soloists, chorus & ensemble
  • Performer: Alfie Bo
  • Conductor: Stephen Darlington
  • Ensemble: London Musici
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
  • Performers: Jonathan Feldman (Piano); Sarah Chang (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: Schafe können sicher weiden
  • Performers: Merlin Harrison (Recorder); David Daniels (Countertenor); Pamela Thorby (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Chant, Gregorian : Veni creator spiritus
  • Conductor: Ismael Cu
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Kern, Jerome : Show Boat
  • Performer: Paul Robeson (Bass)
  • Conductor: Herman Finck
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performer: Osian Ellis (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Suite española no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 :: 3. Sevilla
  • Performer: Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926