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Essential Strings / Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar and Edvard Grieg

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 in E, BWV 1006
>     1. Prelude
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon in D
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6, no 8
>     4. pastorale
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 6 in D 'Serenata notturna, K. 239'
>     1. Marcia
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6, no 6
>     3. Musette
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068
>     Air on the G string
>Rossini, Gioachino : String Sonata no 1 in G
>     1. Moderato
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11
>Grieg, Edvard : Holberg Suite, Op. 40
>     1. Prelude
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Sibelius, Jean : Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for strings in C
>     1. Pezzo in forma di Sonatina
>     2. Waltz
>Suk, Josef : Serenade in E flat, Op. 6
>     1. Andante con moto
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade in E, Op. 22
>     2. Tempo di valse
>Wirén, Dag : Serenade for strings, Op. 11
>     1. Allegro molto
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 1
>     1. Introduçao (Embolada)
>Elgar, Edward : Serenade in E minor
>     2. Larghetto
>Piazzolla, Astor : Adios Nonino, tango
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony
>     2. Playful Pizzicato
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Tippett, Michael : Concerto for double string orchestra
>     1. Allegro con brio
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 in E, BWV 1006
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon in D
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6, no 8
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 6 in D 'Serenata notturna, K. 239'
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6, no 6
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068
>Rossini, Gioachino : String Sonata no 1 in G
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11
>Grieg, Edvard : Holberg Suite, Op. 40
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Sibelius, Jean : Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for strings in C
>Suk, Josef : Serenade in E flat, Op. 6
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade in E, Op. 22
>Wirén, Dag : Serenade for strings, Op. 11
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 1
>Elgar, Edward : Serenade in E minor
>Piazzolla, Astor : Adios Nonino, tango
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Tippett, Michael : Concerto for double string orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 in E, BWV 1006 :: 1. Prelude
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon in D
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6, no 8 :: 4. pastorale
  • Performers: Georges Armand (Violin); Jean-Patrice Brosse (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Georges Armand
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 15 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 6 in D 'Serenata notturna, K. 239' :: 1. Marcia
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1776

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6, no 6 :: 3. Musette
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068 :: Air on the G string
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Rossini, Gioachino : String Sonata no 1 in G :: 1. Moderato
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1804

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Vag Papian (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Grieg, Edvard : Holberg Suite, Op. 40 :: 1. Prelude
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Sibelius, Jean : Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1938

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for strings in C :: 1. Pezzo in forma di Sonatina
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for strings in C :: 2. Waltz
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Suk, Josef : Serenade in E flat, Op. 6 :: 1. Andante con moto
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Serenade in E, Op. 22 :: 2. Tempo di valse
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Dag Wirén (1905 - 1986) : Serenade for strings, Op. 11 :: 1. Allegro molto
  • Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 1 :: 1. Introduçao (Embolada)
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Cellists
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Elgar, Edward : Serenade in E minor :: 2. Larghetto
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Piazzolla, Astor : Adiós Nonino, tango
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Cellists
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony :: 2. Playful Pizzicato
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Tippett, Michael : Concerto for double string orchestra :: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1938-1939

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910