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Summer in the Park

Audio Samples

>Grofe, Ferde [Composer] : Grand Canyon Suite
>     Sunrise
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>     Barcarolle
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F
>     8. Bourrée
>Debussy, Claude : Petite Suite
>     En bateau
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>     Waltz of the Flowers
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>     Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnaval des animaux
>     The Swan
>Bizet, Georges : Jeux d'enfants, for piano 4 hands, Op. 22
>     1. Marche
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
>     1. Allegro
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV1068
>     2. Air
>Delius, Frederick : Small Tone Poems (3)
>     Summer Evening
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'Oiseau de feu
>     Disappearance of the Palace
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel

Album Summary

>Grofe, Ferde [Composer] : Grand Canyon Suite
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F
>Debussy, Claude : Petite Suite
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnaval des animaux
>Bizet, Georges : Jeux d'enfants, for piano 4 hands, Op. 22
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV1068
>Delius, Frederick : Small Tone Poems (3)
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'Oiseau de feu
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Summer is the season of music - from the chirping birds to the buzzing flies, the rushing river to the rustling of flowers in the breeze, that infinite stillness that hangs in the air as the sun sets behind the trees. Summer in the Park, the fourth release in EMI Classics' bestselling In the Park series, offers a collection of timeless recordings that celebrate the sounds of those hot summer days and cool summer nights. Opening with the majesty of Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite, the collection then takes the listener on a summer day's journey filled with the lazily-drifting rhythms of Debussy's En Bateau, the elegance of Saint-Saëns' The Swan, the skittering playfulness of Mussorgsky's Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, before ending with serene stillness of Arvo Pärt's extraordinary Spiegel im Spiegel. Including renowned artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Andre Previn, Ingrid Fliter, Sabine Meyer and more, Summer in the Park provides the perfect backdrop to the warmer months.

Summer is the season of music - from the chirping birds to the buzzing flies, the rushing river to the rustling of flowers in the breeze, that infinite stillness that hangs in the air as the sun sets behind the trees. Summer in the Park, the fourth release in EMI Classics' bestselling In the Park series, offers a collection of timeless recordings that celebrate the sounds of those hot summer days and cool summer nights.

Opening with the majesty of Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite, the collection then takes the listener on a summer day's journey filled with the lazily-drifting rhythms of Debussy's En Bateau, the elegance of Saint-Saëns' The Swan, the skittering playfulness of Mussorgsky's Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, before ending with serene stillness of Arvo Pärt's extraordinary Spiegel im Spiegel.

Including renowned artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Andre Previn, Ingrid Fliter, Sabine Meyer and more, Summer in the Park provides the perfect backdrop to the warmer months.



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Works Details

>Ferde Grofé (Composer) (1892 - 1972) : Grand Canyon Suite :: Sunrise
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann :: Barcarolle
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F :: 8. Bourrée
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Ensemble: Linde Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Debussy, Claude : Petite Suite :: En bateau
  • Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnaval des animaux :: The Swan
  • Performers: Aline Brewer (Harp); Han-Na Chang (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Bizet, Georges : Jeux d'enfants, for piano 4 hands, Op. 22 :: 1. Marche
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1789

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV1068 :: 2. Air
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Delius, Frederick : Small Tone Poems (3) :: Summer Evening
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1890

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'Oiseau de feu :: Disappearance of the Palace
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1910

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performers: Tasmin Little (Violin); Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978