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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor
>     1. Moderato [excerpt]
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>     Dance of the Knights
>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade
>     Waltz
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kije Suite
>     Troika
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor
>     1. Allegro ma non tanto [excerpt]
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>     2. Adagio [excerpt]
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>     Adagio of and Phrygia [excerpt]
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello in E minor
>     1. Adagio - Moderato
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
>     Variation 18
>Debussy, Claude : Images
>     2. Ibéria
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Lark Ascending
>     [Excerpt]
>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the Gardens of Spain
>     1. In the Generalife [excerpt]
>Szymanowski, Karol : Harnasie
>     Rural Scene [excerpt]
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F
>     2. Andante
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets
>     Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity [excerpt]
>Janácek, Leos : Sinfonietta
>     4. Allegretto
>Webern, Anton : 6 Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6
>     6. Langsam
>Schoenberg, Arnold : 5 Orchestral Piedes, Op. 16
>     4. Peripetie (Sehr rasch)
>Berg, Alban : Lulu-Suite
>     4. Variationen
>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka
>     Russian Dance
>Britten, Benjamin : Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
>     Sunday Morning
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 5
>     2. Allegro [excerpt]
>Poulenc, Francis : Les Biches
>     Rondeau
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
>     4. Intermezzo interrotto
>Walton, William : Concerto for Violin
>     2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana & Trio (Canzonetta)
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pini di Roma
>     3. I pini di Villa Borghese
>Zemlinsky, Alexander v. : Sinfonietta, Op. 23
>     Rondo. Sehr lebhaft
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du Printemps
>     L'Adoration de la terre [excerpt]
>Weill, Kurt : The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Suite
>     2. Moderato assai
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
>     [Excerpt]
>Honegger, Arthur : Pacific 231, symphonic movement for orchestra (Mouvement symphonique no 1), H. 53
>Hindemith, Paul : Kammermusik no 1
>     4. Finale
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>     [Excerpt]
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
>Toyama, Yuzo : Yugen Dance of Men, ballet suite
>Toyama, Yuzo : Cassiopeia
>     Scene
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Symphony no 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
>     2. Lento e largo, tranquillissimo [excerpt]
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Anaklasis, for string orchestra & percussion
>Henze, Hans Werner : Symphony no 8
>     2. Ballabile [excerpt]
>MessiaenOlivier : Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
>     3. Des profondeurs de l'abîme
>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Drowned Out
>     [Excerpt]
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Symphony no 1
>     1. Allegro giusto
>Arnold, Malcolm : Guitar Concerto
>     1. Allegro
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano
>     The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
>Takemitsu, Toru : Rain Coming, for chamber orchestra
>Tavener, John : The Protecting Veil
>     The Incarnation
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : The Canticle of the Sun
>     [Excerpt]
>Adès, Thomas : Asyla
>     4.
>Knussen, Oliver : Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22
>Bredemeyer, Reiner : Candide
>     Overture
>Ives, Charles : A Set of Pieces for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra
>     no 3. In the Night
>Glass, Philip : Facades
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Main Theme
>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Horner, James : Titanic
>     My Heart Will Go On
>Reich, Steve : Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas
>Carter, Elliott : Three Occasons
>     A Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello
>     2. Andante sostenuto
>Adams, John : Shaker Loops
>     4. A Final Shaking
>Copland, Aaron : Rodeo
>     Hoe-Down
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for jazz band
>     [Excerpt]
>Cage, John : Three Dances
>     Dance no 1
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty
>     Any Other Name
>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>     Ritual Fire Dance
>Scriabin, Alexander : Two Poemes, Op. 63
>     2. Étrangeté
>Friedman, Ignaz : Estampes
>     2. Pagodes
>Spadavecchia, Antonio : The Gadfly
>     Romance
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
>Bartók, Béla : Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98
>     no 28. Sorrow
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Etudes (12) for Guitar, W 235
>Takemitsu, Toru : All in Twilight
>     1. Eighth note = 80
>Maza, Regino Sainz de la : Zapateado, for guitar
>Ligeti, György : Quartet for Strings no 1 "Metamorphoses Nocturnes"
>     1. Allegro grazioso
>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite
>     3. Allegro misterioso
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Verklarte Nacht
>     [Excerpt]
>MessiaenOlivier : Quatuor pour la fin du temps
>     1. Liturgie de cristal
>Schnittke, Alfred : Minuet for violin, viola & cello
>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major
>     Assez vif (Très rythmé)
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>     O Fortuna
>Pärt, Arvo : Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
>Burgon, Geoffrey : Nunc dimittis, for chorus, trumpet & organ
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Requiem
>     Pie Jesu
>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"
>     A Mass for Peace
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Rutter, John : Requiem
>     Pie Jesu
>McCartney, Paul : Ecce Cor Meum
>     2. Gratia [excerpt]
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Arlecchino
>     Wie ist ihr Schlaf, Madame?
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Opus Zoo
>     Ballo
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>Strauss, Richard : Vier letzte Lieder
>     3. Beim Schlafengehen
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 5
>     1. Aria (Cantilena)
>Boulez, Pierre : Le Soleil des eaux
>     La Sorgue
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>     Glück, das mir verblieb
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kije Suite
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello in E minor
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
>Debussy, Claude : Images
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Lark Ascending
>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the Gardens of Spain
>Szymanowski, Karol : Harnasie
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets
>Janácek, Leos : Sinfonietta
>Webern, Anton : 6 Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6
>Schoenberg, Arnold : 5 Orchestral Piedes, Op. 16
>Berg, Alban : Lulu-Suite
>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka
>Britten, Benjamin : Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 5
>Poulenc, Francis : Les Biches
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
>Walton, William : Concerto for Violin
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pini di Roma
>Zemlinsky, Alexander v. : Sinfonietta, Op. 23
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du Printemps
>Weill, Kurt : The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Suite
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
>Honegger, Arthur : Pacific 231, symphonic movement for orchestra (Mouvement symphonique no 1), H. 53
>Hindemith, Paul : Kammermusik no 1
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
>Toyama, Yuzo : Yugen Dance of Men, ballet suite
>Toyama, Yuzo : Cassiopeia
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Symphony no 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Anaklasis, for string orchestra & percussion
>Henze, Hans Werner : Symphony no 8
>MessiaenOlivier : Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Drowned Out
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Symphony no 1
>Arnold, Malcolm : Guitar Concerto
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano
>Takemitsu, Toru : Rain Coming, for chamber orchestra
>Tavener, John : The Protecting Veil
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : The Canticle of the Sun
>Adès, Thomas : Asyla
>Knussen, Oliver : Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22
>Bredemeyer, Reiner : Candide
>Ives, Charles : A Set of Pieces for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra
>Glass, Philip : Facades
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Horner, James : Titanic
>Reich, Steve : Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas
>Carter, Elliott : Three Occasons
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello
>Adams, John : Shaker Loops
>Copland, Aaron : Rodeo
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for jazz band
>Cage, John : Three Dances
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty
>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>Scriabin, Alexander : Two Poemes, Op. 63
>Friedman, Ignaz : Estampes
>Spadavecchia, Antonio : The Gadfly
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
>Bartók, Béla : Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Etudes (12) for Guitar, W 235
>Takemitsu, Toru : All in Twilight
>Maza, Regino Sainz de la : Zapateado, for guitar
>Ligeti, György : Quartet for Strings no 1 "Metamorphoses Nocturnes"
>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Verklarte Nacht
>MessiaenOlivier : Quatuor pour la fin du temps
>Schnittke, Alfred : Minuet for violin, viola & cello
>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>Pärt, Arvo : Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
>Burgon, Geoffrey : Nunc dimittis, for chorus, trumpet & organ
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Requiem
>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Rutter, John : Requiem
>McCartney, Paul : Ecce Cor Meum
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Arlecchino
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Opus Zoo
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>Strauss, Richard : Vier letzte Lieder
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 5
>Boulez, Pierre : Le Soleil des eaux
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor :: 1. Moderato [excerpt]
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet :: Dance of the Knights
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade :: Waltz
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé Suite :: Troika
  • Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933-1934

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor :: 1. Allegro ma non tanto [excerpt]
  • Performer: Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez :: 2. Adagio [excerpt]
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus :: Adagio of and Phrygia [excerpt]
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello in E minor :: 1. Adagio - Moderato
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini :: Variation 18
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Debussy, Claude : Images :: 2. Ibéria
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1912

>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1904

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Lark Ascending :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Hugh Bean (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the Gardens of Spain :: 1. In the Generalife [excerpt]
  • Performers: Gonzalo Soriano (Piano); Orchestre des Concerts du Conservatoire (Accordion)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1916

>Szymanowski, Karol : Harnasie :: Rural Scene [excerpt]
  • Performer: Krakow Radio Symphony Orchestra (Accordion)
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1923-1931

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets :: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity [excerpt]
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Sinfonietta :: 4. Allegretto
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1926

>Webern, Anton : 6 Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6 :: 6. Langsam
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Schoenberg, Arnold : 5 Orchestral Piedes, Op. 16 :: 4. Peripetie (Sehr rasch)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Berg, Alban : Lulu-Suite :: 4. Variationen
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka :: Russian Dance
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Britten, Benjamin : Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes :: Sunday Morning
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 5 :: 2. Allegro [excerpt]
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1921-1922

>Poulenc, Francis : Les Biches :: Rondeau
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1923

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 :: 4. Intermezzo interrotto
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1943-1945

>Walton, William : Concerto for Violin :: 2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana & Trio (Canzonetta)
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: William Walton
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939-1943

>Respighi, Ottorino : Pini di Roma :: 3. I pini di Villa Borghese
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1924

>Zemlinsky, Alexander v. : Sinfonietta, Op. 23 :: Rondo. Sehr lebhaft
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du Printemps :: L'Adoration de la terre [excerpt]
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Weill, Kurt : The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Suite :: 2. Moderato assai
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 04/1927-04/1929

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Honegger, Arthur : Pacific 231, symphonic movement for orchestra (Mouvement symphonique no 1), H. 53
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1923

>Hindemith, Paul : Kammermusik no 1 :: 4. Finale
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
  • Conductor: Richard Studt
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Toyama, Yuzo : Yugen Dance of Men, ballet suite
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Toyama, Yuzo : Cassiopeia :: Scene
  • Performer: Stomu Yamashta (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (Composer) (1933 - 2010) : Symphony no 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" :: 2. Lento e largo, tranquillissimo [excerpt]
  • Performer: Zofia Kilanowisz (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Kasprzyk
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1976
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Anaklasis, for string orchestra & percussion
  • Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1960

>Henze, Hans Werner : Symphony no 8 :: 2. Ballabile [excerpt]
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1992-1993
  • Studio/Live: Live

>MessiaenOlivier : Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum :: 3. Des profondeurs de l'abîme
  • Conductor: Serge Baudo
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963-1964

>Turnage, Mark-Anthony : Drowned Out :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992-1993

>Lutoslawski, Witold : Symphony no 1 :: 1. Allegro giusto
  • Conductor: Witold Lutoslawski
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1947

>Arnold, Malcolm : Guitar Concerto :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Composition written: 1958.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1958

>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano :: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1992

>Takemitsu, Toru : Rain Coming, for chamber orchestra
  • Conductor: Oliver Knussen
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Tavener, John : The Protecting Veil :: The Incarnation
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1987

>Gubaidulina, Sofia : The Canticle of the Sun :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Simon Carrington (Percussion); Neil Percy (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Ryusuke Numajiri
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1997

>Thomas Adès (Conductor/Composer) (1971 - ) : Asyla :: 4.
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Knussen, Oliver : Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bredemeyer, Reiner : Candide :: Overture
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ives, Charles : A Set of Pieces for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra :: no 3. In the Night
  • Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914

>Glass, Philip : Facades
  • Performers: John Harle (Saxophone); Simon Haram (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Horner, James : Titanic :: My Heart Will Go On
  • Conductor: David Abell
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Reich, Steve : Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas
  • Performers: Colin Currie (Marimba); Sam Walton (Marimba)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1994.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Carter, Elliott : Three Occasons :: A Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1986-1989
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello :: 2. Andante sostenuto
  • Performer: Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Adams, John : Shaker Loops :: 4. A Final Shaking
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Copland, Aaron : Rodeo :: Hoe-Down
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for jazz band :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Cage, John : Three Dances :: Dance no 1
  • Performers: Ralph Grierson (Prepared Piano); Michael Thomas (Prepared Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty :: Any Other Name
  • Performers: Nikolaj Bloch (Keyboards); Sally Herbert (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo :: Ritual Fire Dance
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1915

>Scriabin, Alexander : Two Poèmes, Op. 63 :: 2. Étrangeté
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Friedman, Ignaz : Estampes :: 2. Pagodes
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Spadavecchia, Antonio : The Gadfly :: Romance
  • Performers: Piers Lane (Piano); Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Ian Brown (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98 :: no 28. Sorrow
  • Performers: Neil Gotkovsky (Violin); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performers: Tasmin Little (Violin); Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Etudes (12) for Guitar, W 235
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Takemitsu, Toru : All in Twilight :: 1. Eighth note = 80
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Maza, Regino Sainz de la : Zapateado, for guitar
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>György Ligeti (Composer) (1923 - 2006) : Quartet for Strings no 1 "Metamorphoses Nocturnes" :: 1. Allegro grazioso
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1953-1954

>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite :: 3. Allegro misterioso
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Verklärte Nacht :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Valentin Erben (Cello); Thomas Kakuska (Viola)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1899

>MessiaenOlivier : Quatuor pour la fin du temps :: 1. Liturgie de cristal
  • Performers: Manuel Fischer-Dieskau (Cello); Yvonne Loriod (Piano); Wolfgang Meyer (Clarinet); Christoph Poppen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Schnittke, Alfred : Minuet for violin, viola & cello
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet (Viola); Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello); Gidon Kremer (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major :: Assez vif (Très rythmé)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1902-1903

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana :: O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Ene Salumae (Organ); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990-1996

>Burgon, Geoffrey : Nunc dimittis, for chorus, trumpet & organ
  • Performers: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1979

>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Requiem :: Pie Jesu
  • Performers: Jane Gilchrist (Mezzo Soprano); Simon Gibson (Organ)
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1984

>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man" :: A Mass for Peace
  • Performer: Paul Beniston (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1993

>Rutter, John : Requiem :: Pie Jesu
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1985

>McCartney, Paul : Ecce Cor Meum :: 2. Gratia [excerpt]
  • Performer: Kate Royal (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gavin Greenaway
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Schoenwandt
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Arlecchino :: Wie ist ihr Schlaf, Madame?
  • Performers: Ernst Richter (Bass); Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Notes: Composition written: 11/1914-08/1916.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1914-08/1916

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Opus Zoo :: Ballo
  • Performer: Linda Hirst (Alto)
  • Conductor: Diego Masson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1950-1970

>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
  • Performer: Arleen Augér
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Strauss, Richard : Vier letzte Lieder :: 3. Beim Schlafengehen
  • Performer: Nina Stemme
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 5 :: 1. Aria (Cantilena)
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1945

>Boulez, Pierre : Le Soleil des eaux :: La Sorgue
  • Performers: Barry McDaniel (Baritone); Louis Devos (Tenor); Josephine Nendick (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Glück, das mir verblieb
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performers: Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Accordion); José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern