The Classic 100: 20th Century

Audio Samples

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>     1. Moderato
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>     2. Adagio
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>     1. O Fortuna
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
>     Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>     Suite no 2. Montagues and Capulets
>Westlake, Nigel : Antarctica, suite for guitar and orchestra
>     3. Penguin Ballet

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Westlake, Nigel : Antarctica, suite for guitar and orchestra
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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Li-Wei (Cello)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
  • Running Time: 29 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
  • Conductor: William Steinberg
  • Running Time: 44 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 15 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Dimity Hall (Violin)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 17 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 1. Moderato
  • Performer: Isador Goodman (Piano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Thomas
  • Running Time: 10 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Slava Grigoryan (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Brett Kelly
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Jorge Mester
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: 1. O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) :: Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
  • Conductor: Willem Otterloo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet :: Suite no 2. Montagues and Capulets
  • Conductor: Benjamin Northey
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Westlake, Nigel : Antarctica, suite for guitar and orchestra :: 3. Penguin Ballet
  • Performers: Timothy Kain (Guitar); Vanessa Souter (Harp); Alison Lazaroff-Somssich (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992