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>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 2
>     Bergamasca
>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40
>     Rigaudon
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329
>     Andante larghetto e staccato
>Liadov, Anatole : Russian Folksongs (8), Op. 58
>     Round Dance
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Let Beauty Awake, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel no 2)
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Nais
>     Overture
>Burgon, Geoffrey : Brideshead Revisited, theme from the television score
>Traditional, Australian : Morning Tide, for chorus
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 3 in G major, Op. 28/3, CT. 168
>Venezuelan Traditional : Los Mamonales, song
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
>     Zion hears the watchmen singi
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
>     Preludio
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Khovanschina
>     Dawn on the Moscow River
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 208/L 238
>Matteis, Nicola : Il russignolo, for consort
>Traditional, Scottish : Bobby Shaftoe, folksong
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>     Sinfonia
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>     Allegretto
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325
>     Hornpipe
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>     Prelude
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>     Largo
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>     [Excerpt]
>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
>Traditional, American : Shenandoah, folk song
>Ravel, Maurice : Chanson des cueilleuses de lentiques, for voice & piano (Melodies popularies grecques no 4)
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Schubert, Franz : Fruhlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>     Adagio
>Koehne, Graeme : Palm Court Suite, for orchestra
>     Nocturne (Prelude 1)
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Concertos a cinque (12), Op. 9
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>     A Dance for the Followers of Night
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Humming Chorus
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>     Adagietto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417
>     Andante
>Grainger, Percy : Danish Folk Music Suite, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (DFMS 1, 2, 9, 10)
>     The Nightingale and the
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>     Nimrod
>Piazzolla, Astor : Enrico IV
>Kats-Chernin, Elena : Eliza's Aria (from Wild Swans), for soprano & orchestra
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>     Largo

Album Summary

>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 2
>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329
>Liadov, Anatole : Russian Folksongs (8), Op. 58
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Let Beauty Awake, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel no 2)
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Nais
>Burgon, Geoffrey : Brideshead Revisited, theme from the television score
>Traditional, Australian : Morning Tide, for chorus
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 3 in G major, Op. 28/3, CT. 168
>Venezuelan Traditional : Los Mamonales, song
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Khovanschina
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 208/L 238
>Matteis, Nicola : Il russignolo, for consort
>Traditional, Scottish : Bobby Shaftoe, folksong
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
>Traditional, American : Shenandoah, folk song
>Ravel, Maurice : Chanson des cueilleuses de lentiques, for voice & piano (Melodies popularies grecques no 4)
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Schubert, Franz : Fruhlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Koehne, Graeme : Palm Court Suite, for orchestra
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Concertos a cinque (12), Op. 9
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417
>Grainger, Percy : Danish Folk Music Suite, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (DFMS 1, 2, 9, 10)
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Piazzolla, Astor : Enrico IV
>Kats-Chernin, Elena : Eliza's Aria (from Wild Swans), for soprano & orchestra
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
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Works Details

>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 2 :: Bergamasca
  • Conductor: Benjamin Northey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924

>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 :: Rigaudon
  • Conductor: Pinchas Steinberg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329 :: Andante larghetto e staccato
  • Performer: Geoffrey Lancaster (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Lancaster
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Liadov, Anatole : Russian Folksongs (8), Op. 58 :: Round Dance
  • Conductor: Shalom Ronly-Riklis
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Let Beauty Awake, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel no 2)
  • Performers: Sharolyn Kimmorley (Piano); Teddy Rhodes (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Naïs :: Overture
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Burgon, Geoffrey : Brideshead Revisited, theme from the television score
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Traditional, Australian : Morning Tide, for chorus
  • Conductor: Mark O'Leary
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 3 in G major, Op. 28/3, CT. 168
  • Performer: Roberto Cominati (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Venezuelan Traditional : Los Mamonales, song
  • Ensemble: Guitar Trek
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166) :: Zion hears the watchmen singi
  • Conductor: Brett Weymark
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 :: Preludio
  • Performer: Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
  • Performer: David Stanhope (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Khovanschina :: Dawn on the Moscow River
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1872-1880

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 208/L 238
  • Performer: Karin Schnaupp (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Matteis, Nicola : Il russignolo, for consort
  • Performers: Linda Kent (Harpsichord); Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin); Rosanne Hunt (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Traditional, Scottish : Bobby Shaftoe, folksong
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: Allegretto
  • Conductor: Willem Otterloo
  • Running Time: 8 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325 :: Hornpipe
  • Performer: Paul Dyer (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) :: Prelude
  • Performer: Michael Harvey (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: Largo
  • Performer: Slava Grigoryan (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Northey
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Patrick Thomas
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
  • Performer: Jane Rutter (Flute)
  • Conductor: Sean O'Boyle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, American : Shenandoah, folk song
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 18th Century

>Ravel, Maurice : Chanson des cueilleuses de lentiques, for voice & piano (Mélodies popularies grecques no 4)
  • Performer: Sara Macliver (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Northey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1904

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2
  • Performer: Marina Kolomiitseva (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1820-1822

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Donald Westlake (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Robert Pikler
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Koehne, Graeme : Palm Court Suite, for orchestra :: Nocturne (Prelude 1)
  • Conductor: Richard Mills
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Concertos à cinque (12), Op. 9
  • Performer: Diana Doherty (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1722

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: A Dance for the Followers of Night
  • Performer: Orchestra of the Antipodes (Synthesizer)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 1 :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 :: Andante
  • Performer: Lin Jiang (Horn)
  • Conductor: Barry Tuckwell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Grainger, Percy : Danish Folk Music Suite, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (DFMS 1, 2, 9, 10) :: The Nightingale and the
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1922-28.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922-1928

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: Myer Fredman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Piazzolla, Astor : Enrico IV
  • Ensemble: Macquarie Trio
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1982

>Kats-Chernin, Elena : Eliza's Aria (from Wild Swans), for soprano & orchestra
  • Performer: Jane Sheldon (Voice)
  • Conductor: Ola Rudner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: Largo
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral