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Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Caplet, André : Petite Valse
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor,
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
>Chant, Gregorian : Salve Regina, antiphon in mode 1
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Chant, Gregorian : Office of Easter
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 3. Adagio
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Belle nuit ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle)
  • Performers: Jeanine Collard (Mezzo Soprano); Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Air
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In Paradisium
  • Performers: Peter Barley (Organ); Jose-Luis Garcia (Violin)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: Opening. Adagio
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major :: Nocturne
  • Performers: Kenneth Sillito (Violin); Denis Vigay (Cello)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Caplet, André : Petite Valse
  • Performers: John Alley (Piano); Paul Edmund-Davies (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 :: 2. Siciliano
  • Performers: Michel Debost (Flute); Lionel Rogg (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1734

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite :: Romance
  • Performers: Piers Lane (Piano); Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Hugh Bean (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Giulio Franzetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: Soloists of La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (Soloi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Angela Brownridge (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Martin Milner (Violin)
  • Conductor: Maurice Handford
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (Ad
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879-1899

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: 2. Romanze (Andante)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor,
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Pastoral Symphony (Larghetto e mezzo piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: 2. Lar
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1912.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1912

>Chant, Gregorian : Salve Regina, antiphon in mode 1
  • Conductor: Lucien Deiss
  • Ensemble: Schola des Peres du Saint-Esprit du Grand Scolasti
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1135.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1135

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performer: Gareth Morris (Flute)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera :: Flower Duet
  • Performers: Mady Mesple (Voice); Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals :: Aquarium
  • Performers: Philip Fowke (Piano); Peter Katin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Act 4. Prelude (Morning)
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: 4. Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Bob Chilcott (Treble)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
  • Performers: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello); Osian Ellis (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: 9. Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: 3. Adagio un poco mosso
  • Performer: Walter Gieseking (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Humming Chorus
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: 5. Allegretto (Shepherds' hymn) (Abbreviated version
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Chant, Gregorian : Office of Easter :: Kyrie
  • Conductor: Lucien Deiss
  • Ensemble: Schola des Peres du Saint-Esprit du Grand Scolasti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825