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Classical 2013 / DiDonato, Rattle, Frag, Jaroussky, Lim, Balsom, Pahud, Villazon

Audio Samples

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Act 1. Prelude
>     Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Chanson bohème)
>     La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème
>     Donde lieta uscì
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>     1. Adagio sostenuto
>Heggie, Jake : Dead Man Walking
>     This journey
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>     1. Allegro moderato [Excerpt]
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Giustino
>     Vedrò con mio diletto
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin no 8 in G major, Op. 30/3
>     1. Allegro assai
>Purcell, Henry : Come Ye Sons of Art Away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary)
>     Sound the trumpet
>Rodgers, Richard : The King and I
>     Overture
>Jenkins, Karl : The Peacemakers
>     Dona nobis pacem
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
>     2. Nocturne
>Delibes, Léo : Les Filles de Cadiz "Chanson Espagnole"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
>     1. Allegro moderato
>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor
>     1. Allegro [Excerpt]
>C, Yellow River Composers' : The Yellow River Piano Concerto
>     2. Ode to the Yellow River
>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
>     2. Scherzo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (after Marcello)
>     Adagio
>Liszt, Franz : Bist du!, S. 277
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in D major, BWV 1028
>     Adagio - Allegro
>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta
>     Overture
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste
>     Divinités du Styx
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings in D minor, D. 810
>     2. Andante con moto [Excerpt]
>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
>     Theme. Allegro maestoso e largamente
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>     Che farò senza Euridice?
>Amalie, Princess of Pruss : Sonata in F major for flute and basso continuo
>     2. Allegretto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>     Ingemisco
>Koetsier, Jan : Brass Symphony, Op. 80
>     1. Allegro
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>     Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!... Stridono lassù

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Heggie, Jake : Dead Man Walking
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Giustino
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin no 8 in G major, Op. 30/3
>Purcell, Henry : Come Ye Sons of Art Away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary)
>Rodgers, Richard : The King and I
>Jenkins, Karl : The Peacemakers
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
>Delibes, Léo : Les Filles de Cadiz "Chanson Espagnole"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor
>C, Yellow River Composers' : The Yellow River Piano Concerto
>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (after Marcello)
>Liszt, Franz : Bist du!, S. 277
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in D major, BWV 1028
>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings in D minor, D. 810
>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Amalie, Princess of Pruss : Sonata in F major for flute and basso continuo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Koetsier, Jan : Brass Symphony, Op. 80
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

With 45 tracks, and over 2.5 hours of classical favorites, Classical 2013 is a double album featuring the best and most popular names in classical music from EMI and Virgin Classics. Among the many outstanding singers featured on this release are Diana Damrau, Joyuce DiDonato, Angela Gheorghiu and Philippe Jaroussky. There are also guest appearances by two of the world's leading opera stars, namely Jonas Kaufmann singing 'La fleur que tu m'avais jetee' from Carmen's Flower Songs, and Kathleen Ferrier in the beautiful 'Che faro senza Euridice?' from Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.

Instrumentalist include violinists Renaud Capucon and Vilde Frang; guitaring Xuefei Yang; pianists Martha Argerich, HJ Lim, Alexandre Tharaud and Yundi; trumpeter Alison Balsom; the Elias String Quartet and the Artemis Quartet.

Also appearing on the album are a number of the world's greatest conductors, including Antonio Pappano with his Italian orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Simon Rattle with the Berliner Philharmoniker.


Works:

Composers
Benjamin Britten, Anton Bruckner, Karl Jenkins, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Franz Liszt, Traditional, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Antonio Vivaldi, Richard Rogers, Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonín Dvorák, Giuseppe Verdi, George Frideric Handel, Giacomo Puccini, Henry Purcell, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Bizet, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Gabriel Fauré, Léo Delibes, Xian Xinghai, Mykola Leontovych, A.A.von Preußen, Jan Koetsier, Jake Heggie

Disc 1:

1

Carmen: Prélude

3:19

2

La Bohème, Act III: Donde lieta uscì (Mimì’s Farewell)

3:13

3

Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 ‘Moonlight’: I. Adagio sostenuto

4:27

4

Dead Man Walking, Act I: Scene 2 - The drive to Angola State Prison: This journey (Sister Helen)

2:54

5

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Opus 35: I. Allegro moderato

18:33

6

Giustino: Vedro con mio diletto (Anastasio)

5:11

7

Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G major Op.30 No.3: I Allegro assai

6:09

8

Carmen, Act 2: No. 11 Chanson “Les tringles des sistres tintaient avec un éclat métallique” (Carmen/Frasquita/Mercédès)

4:34

9

Sound The Trumpet (Come Ye Sons of Art)

2:27

10

‘‘Overture’’ from The King and I

6:58

11

The Peacemakers: Donna nobis pacem (Trad, Bahá’u’lláh)

4:34

12

Besame mucho (Bolero)

3:44

13

Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op.31 (1943): Nocturne (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

3:35

14

Les Filles de Cadix

3:23

15

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor BWV1041: Allegro Moderato

4:12

16

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro

6:10

17

The Yellow River Piano Concerto: Ode to the Yellow River

4:24


Disc 2:

1

Symphony No.9: II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft

10:46

2

Carmen, Act 2: “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” (Don José)

4:25

3

Keyboard Concerto in D Minor BWV 974: II Adagio

3:55

4

Bist du!

4:19

5

Sonata No.2 in D, BWV 1028: Adagio - Allegro (2012 - Remaster)

4:29

6

Atalanta - Overture

3:52

7

Alceste (1997 - Remaster): Divinités du Styx

4:24

8

String Quartet in D minor D810 “Death and the Maiden”: Andante con moto

13:17

9

Carol of the Bells

3:07

10

Sicilienne Op.78

3:52

11

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34: Theme (Allegro maestoso e largamente)

1:57

12

Orfeo ed Euridice (1998 - Remaster): Che farò senza Euridice? (Act III) (1998 - Remaster)

4:43

13

Sonata for flute and basso continuo in F Major: II. Allegretto

4:40

14

Messa da Requiem, Sequenza: Ingemisco

3:33

15

Brass Symphony Op.80: 1. Allegro

5:00

16

Fidelio (2000 Digital Remaster): Ouvertüre (Orchester)

6:59

17

I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!...Stridono lassu

4:51





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Works Details

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 1. Prelude
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème :: Donde lieta uscì
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Hyun-Jung LIM (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Heggie, Jake : Dead Man Walking :: This journey
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 2000
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 :: 1. Allegro moderato [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Vilde Frang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Eivind Jensen
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Giustino :: Vedrò con mio diletto
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin no 8 in G major, Op. 30/3 :: 1. Allegro assai
  • Performers: Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1801-02.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801-1802

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Chanson bohème)
  • Performers: Christina Landshamer; Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano); Rachel Frenkel
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Purcell, Henry : Come Ye Sons of Art Away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary) :: Sound the trumpet
  • Performers: Iestyn Davies (Countertenor); Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Rodgers, Richard : The King and I :: Overture
  • Conductor: John Wilson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1951.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Jenkins, Karl : The Peacemakers :: Dona nobis pacem
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade for tenor, horn and strings :: 2. Nocturne
  • Performers: Radek Baborák (Horn); Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Delibes, Léo : Les Filles de Cadiz "Chanson Espagnole"
  • Performer: Tine Helseth (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Eivind Aadland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 :: 1. Allegro moderato
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor :: 1. Allegro [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Mario Brunello (Cello)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>C, Yellow River Composers' : The Yellow River Piano Concerto :: 2. Ode to the Yellow River
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Conductor: Zuohuang Chen
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 :: 2. Scherzo
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Composition written: 1887-96.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (after Marcello) :: Adagio
  • Performers: Alexandre Thomov (Piano); Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Labadie
  • Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1713-1714

>Liszt, Franz : Bist du!, S. 277
  • Performers: Diana Damrau (Soprano); Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in D major, BWV 1028 :: Adagio - Allegro
  • Performers: Ronald Kinloch (Harpsichord); Ronald Anderson (Harpsichord); Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta :: Overture
  • Performer: Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1736

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste :: Divinités du Styx
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings in D minor, D. 810 :: 2. Andante con moto [Excerpt]
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1824

>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
  • Performers: Steven Geraghty (Keyboards); Steven Geraghty (Piano); Sam Coates (Piano); Sam Coates (Keyboards); Robert Prizeman (Keyboards); Robert Prizeman (Piano)
  • Conductor: Robert Prizeman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1910

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performers: Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Michel Dalberto (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/16/1898

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra :: Theme. Allegro maestoso e largamente
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Che farò senza Euridice?
  • Conductor: Charles Bruck
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Amalie, Princess of Pruss : Sonata in F major for flute and basso continuo :: 2. Allegretto
  • Performers: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord); Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba] (Cello); Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Ingemisco
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Koetsier, Jan : Brass Symphony, Op. 80 :: 1. Allegro
  • Ensemble: tenThing (Brass Ensemble)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1987

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1814

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!... Stridono lassù
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892