For Mother - A Classical Bouquet

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor 'From the New World'
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'
>Puccini, Giacomo : Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, Suite no 1
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In time for Mother's Day comes this new box-set, a bouquet of classical gems for every mother's music library. This 4-CD set includes a wide-range of works by Mozart, Bach, Barber, Mahler, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Faure and many more with performances by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Joshua Bell, Nigel Kennedy, Yehudi Menuhin, Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti, Charles Dutoit, The Vienna Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra and others. This truly is a bouquet of classical music! Every mother will enjoy these beautiful melodies.



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 2. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Satie, Erik : Gymnopédies :: Nos. 1 & 3
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Franklin Cohen (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus :: Adagio of and Phrygia
  • Conductor: Aram Khachaturian
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
  • Performer: Lynn Harrell (Cello)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Notes: Composition written: Jewish.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: 9. Nimrod (Adagio)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 9 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Conductor: Uri Segal
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 1 :: 2. Andante cantabile
  • Conductor: Raymond Agoult
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor 'From the New World' :: 2. Largo
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini :: Variation 18 (excerpt)
  • Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 10 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performers: Marie Goossens (Harp); Jascha Silberstein (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: 2. Air
  • Performer: Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 :: 3. Adagio
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 14 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique' :: 2. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Puccini, Giacomo : Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, Suite no 1 :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1 :: Intermezzo
  • Performers: Dorothy Masella (Harp); Robert Langevin (Flute)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 :: 2. Romanza (Andante)
  • Performer: Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Barry Tuckwell
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: Love Theme
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Prelude - Langsam und smachtend
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 10 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty :: 8a. Pas d'action
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Christopher Hirons (Violin); Jaap Schroder [Violin/Conductor] (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 3. Adagio
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Misha Dichter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Performer: Jeffrey Khaner (Flute)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano); Lynn Harrell (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 14 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910