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Classical Album 2011

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor
>     1. Allegro con brio
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Act 1. Casta Diva
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Jazz Suite no 2
>     Waltz no 2
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
>Hérold, Ferdinand : La Fille mal gardee
>     Act 1. Clog Dance
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances for orchestra
>     no 1 in G minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>     1. Adagio sostenuto
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Act 1. Che gelida manina
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>     Act 2. Chinese Dance
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
>     Introduction; Variations 1-6
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore
>     Laudate Dominum
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>     Act 1. Non piú andrai
>     Act 2. Voi che sapete
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Premier livre de pièces
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons, Summer
>     3. Presto
>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Liszt, Franz : Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Act 2. Un bel di vedremo
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Main Theme
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Fruhlingsstimmen, Op. 410
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor
>     2. Largo ma non tanto
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major
>     3. Allegro
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Fantasia para un gentilhombre
>     Danza de las Hachas
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>     Act 3. Ride of the Valkyries
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor
>     Toccata
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>     Ecce gratum
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>     2. Adagio un poco mosso
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80
>     Sicilienne
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>     Act 4. Sabre Dance
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1
>     In the Hall of the Mountain King

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Jazz Suite no 2
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Hérold, Ferdinand : La Fille mal gardee
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances for orchestra
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Premier livre de pièces
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons, Summer
>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Liszt, Franz : Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Fruhlingsstimmen, Op. 410
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Fantasia para un gentilhombre
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This stunning collection showcases the greatest stars of classical music with dazzling performances from Gustavo Dudamel, Cecilia Bartoli, Lang Lang and Anna Netrebko, to name but a few... Also included are legendary performances from some of the greatest artists of all time, including Luciano Pavarotti, Sir Georg Solti, Plácido Domingo and Daniel Barenboim. Introducing the exciting talents of a number of rising stars such as Jonas Kaufmann, Danielle De Niese, Julia Fischer and Sarah Alice Ott. With 40 tracks and over 2½ hours of music this collection is outstanding value for money, providing the foundation for a library of classical music.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor :: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Act 1. Casta Diva
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Adam Fischer
  • Ensemble: International Chamber Soloists
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Jazz Suite no 2 :: Waltz no 2
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Composition written: 1938.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Ferdinand Hérold (1791 - 1833) : La Fille mal gardée :: Act 1. Clog Dance
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1828

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Alice Ott (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1
  • Performers: Alexei Grynyuk (Piano); Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances for orchestra :: no 1 in G minor
  • Conductor: Iván Fischer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. Che gelida manina
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Act 2. Chinese Dance
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini :: Introduction; Variations 1-6
  • Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
  • Conductor: Yuri Ahronovitch
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performer: Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Act 1. Non piú andrai
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Premier livre de pièces
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1735

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons, Summer :: 3. Presto
  • Performers: Alan Loveday (Violin); Simon Preston (Harpsichord); Simon Preston (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1900

>Liszt, Franz : Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Un bel di vedremo
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1883

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin); Julia Fischer (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major :: 3. Allegro
  • Performer: Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1796

>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Granada
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Marcel Peeters
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Fantasía para un gentilhombre :: Danza de las Hachas
  • Performer: Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 3. Ride of the Valkyries
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor :: Toccata
  • Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana :: Ecce gratum
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: 2. Adagio un poco mosso
  • Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Act 2. Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 :: Sicilienne
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh :: Act 4. Sabre Dance
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Notes: Composition written: 1943.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1 :: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875