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Album Summary

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Ein Sommernachtstraum
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1 Op. 46
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
>Ocal, Burhan : Oriental Dreams, for orchestra
>Offenbach, Jacques : Hoffmanns Erzählungen
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Strauss, Josef : Ohne Sorgen, Op. 271
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Notes & Reviews:

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Brandenburg State Orchestra) under the direction of Howard Griffiths presents a light sunny collection of some of the most popular Classical favorites paired with a dab of jazz and a foray into world music with the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzerthalle 'Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach' Frankfurt, Ode (2009).



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Works Details

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 9 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Ein Sommernachtstraum :: Hochzeitmarsch
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/06/1826

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1 Op. 46 :: Morgenstimmung
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1 Op. 46 :: In der Halle des Bergkönigs
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Ocal, Burhan : Oriental Dreams, for orchestra
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral

>Offenbach, Jacques : Hoffmanns Erzählungen :: Barcole
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 17 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Les Toreadors
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Strauss, Josef : Ohne Sorgen, Op. 271
  • Performers: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths; Istanbul Oriental Ensemble; Giulietta Koch (Piano); Burhan Ocal (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869