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Best of Classic - works by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Grieg / London SO, Wand [3 CDs]

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> Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, "Italian" - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, "Italian": III. Con moto moderato
> Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33 - Theme: Moderato quasi andante
> Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33 - Variation 1
> Serenade in C major, Op. 48 - Serenade in C major, Op. 48: II. Waltz
> Serenade in C major, Op. 48 - Serenade in C major, Op. 48: III. Elegie
> Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 - Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191: II. Andante ma adagio
> Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492 - Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Overture
> Harmonies des bois, Op. 76 - Harmonies des bois, Op. 76: No. 2 Les Larms de Jacqueline
> Variations on O mamma, mamma cara from Il carnevale di Venezia, Op. 10, MS 59 - Variations on O mamma, mamma cara from Il carnevale di Venezia, Op. 10, MS 59
> The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) - The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
> Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 - Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041: II. Andante
> Liebestraum No. 3 - Liebestraum, S541/R211: No. 3

Album Summary

>Smetana, Bedrich : Ma vlast
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo & Euridice
>Offenbach, Jacques : Hoffmanns Erzahlungen
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D-Dur, fur Orchester
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
>Grieg, Edvard : Aus Holbergs Zeit, Suite im alten Stil G-Dur, Op. 40
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Schwanensee, Ballettsuite, Op. 20a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Violinkonzert D-Dur, Op. 35
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Italienische Sinfonie
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Rokoko-Variationen
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade in C-Dur, fur Streichorchester, Op. 48
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Elegie
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fagottkonzert fur Fagott und Orchester, KV 191
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Figaros Hochzeit
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les larmes de Jacqueline, for cello & orchestra
>Paganini, Niccolò : Variations for Violin and Orchestra on "Carnival of Venice", Op. 10
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Die vier Jahreszeiten
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Konzert in a-moll, fur Violine und Orchester
>Liszt, Franz : Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S 314
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

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  • 3 CD set - includes excerpted selections of the greatest works in the classical repertoire written by the world's greatest composers
  • Performances by top name artists and orchestras
  • For those interested in or expressing a desire to begin their classical discovery process



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Works Details

>Smetana, Bedrich : Má vlast :: 112/2
  • Conductor: Denise Cloutier
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo & Euridice :: Reigen seliger Geister
  • Conductor: Frank Shipway
  • Notes: Composition written: Italy.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Offenbach, Jacques : Hoffmanns Erzählungen :: Barcarole
  • Conductor: Frank Shipway
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Conductor: Frank Shipway
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D-Dur, für Orchester :: Air
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Suite 1. Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Arturo Leonard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Suite 1. Les dragons d'Alcala
  • Conductor: Arturo Leonard
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Suite 2. Habanera
  • Conductor: Arturo Leonard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Suite 2. Nocturne
  • Conductor: Arturo Leonard
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Suite no 1. Morgenstimmung
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Suite no 1. Ases Tod
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Suite no 1. Anitras Tanz
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Suite no 2. Solveigs Lied
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performer: Patrice Fontanarosa (Violin)
  • Conductor: Douglas Gamley
  • Running Time: 8 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Grieg, Edvard : Aus Holbergs Zeit, Suite im alten Stil G-Dur, Op. 40 :: Gavotte
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Grieg, Edvard : Aus Holbergs Zeit, Suite im alten Stil G-Dur, Op. 40 :: Rigaudon
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Schwanensee, Ballettsuite, Op. 20a :: Szene
  • Conductor: Denise Cloutier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Schwanensee, Ballettsuite, Op. 20a :: Pas d'action
  • Conductor: Denise Cloutier
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Violinkonzert D-Dur, Op. 35 :: Allegro moderato
  • Performer: Günther Körner (Violin)
  • Conductor: Werner Radtke
  • Running Time: 17 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Violinkonzert D-Dur, Op. 35 :: Canzonetta
  • Performer: Günther Körner (Violin)
  • Conductor: Werner Radtke
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Italienische Sinfonie :: Con moto moderato
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Notes: Composition written: 03/13/1833.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/13/1833

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Rokoko-Variationen :: Thema
  • Performer: Thierry Amadi (Cello)
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Rokoko-Variationen :: Variation 1
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade in C-Dur, für Streichorchester, Op. 48 :: Walzer
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Elegie :: Larghetto elegiaco
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Running Time: 9 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fagottkonzert für Fagott und Orchester, KV 191 :: Andante ma adagio
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Notes: Composition written: 1774.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1774

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Figaros Hochzeit :: Ouvertüre
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les larmes de Jacqueline, for cello & orchestra
  • Performer: Jadranka Gasparovic (Cello)
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Variations for Violin and Orchestra on "Carnival of Venice", Op. 10
  • Performer: Miltos Mumulides (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Die vier Jahreszeiten :: Der Winter. Largo
  • Performer: Davide Toso (Violin)
  • Conductor: Volker Hartung
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Konzert in a-moll, für Violine und Orchester :: Andante
  • Performer: Roland Greutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Liszt, Franz : Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S 314 :: O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, for voice & piano no 3, S. 298 (LW N18/3)
  • Performer: Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850