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Summer Classics - Greatest Hits

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b
>Ashmore, Lawrence : Seasons, folk song for clarinet & strings
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Gould, Morton : Burchfield Gallery for orchestra
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Stevenson, John Andrew : The Last Rose of Summer, song
>Campion, Thomas : It fell on a sommers daie
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
>Gould, Morton : Holiday Music
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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Excerpts
  • Conductor: Claus Flor
  • Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performer: Vladimir Spivakov (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
  • Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: no 7, Song of the Reaper
  • Performer: Xiang-Dong Kong (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Ashmore, Lawrence : Seasons, folk song for clarinet & strings :: Summer
  • Performer: Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1989

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Skitch Henderson
  • Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performer: Vladimir Spivakov (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
  • Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Gould, Morton : Burchfield Gallery for orchestra :: Summer
  • Conductor: Morton Gould
  • Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1983

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Summer
  • Conductor: Roberto Abbado
  • Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: no 8 Harvest Time
  • Performer: Xiang-Dong Kong (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Stevenson, John Andrew : The Last Rose of Summer, song
  • Performer: Alfred Krips (Violin)
  • Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
  • Ensemble: Boston Pops
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1813

>Campion, Thomas : It fell on a sommers daie
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1601.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1601

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
  • Performer: Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Gould, Morton : Holiday Music
  • Conductor: Morton Gould
  • Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: Claus Flor
  • Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performer: Vladimir Spivakov (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
  • Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725