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Color Me Classical - Works from Massenet, Satie, mozart, Beethoven, Bach and more / Joshua Bell, Ashkenazy, Craig Ogden, Joan Sutherland, Clifford Curzon, and many more

Album Summary

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Traditional, Chinese : Autumn Moon Reflected in the Water, folksong (Cantonese)
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnaval of the Animals
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>Yiruma : River Flows in You
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Marriage of Figaro
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream
>Gad, Tobias : All of Me
>Gjeilo, Ola : Tundra, for soprano, female chorus, piano & optional string quartet
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for flute and piano
>Lovland, Rolf : You Raise Me Up (Por ti seré), song
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
Performers Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Coloring books have taken the world by storm - Amazon.com currently lists over 3000 adult coloring books. "Color Me Classical" is a unique concept which combines coloring with classical music, offering a 40-page coloring book plus 2CDs of carefully-chosen, laid-back Classical Music. Musical selections range from Bach and Handel to Debussy and Puccini with performances by Joshua Bell, Kiri Te Kanawa, Vladimir Ashkenazy and many more.



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Works Details

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Ensemble: The Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Emma Johnson (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata :: Movement 1
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Ensemble: The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Ensemble: Münchener Bach-Orchester
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
  • Performer: Craig Ogden (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé :: Flower Duet
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland (Voice)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor :: Adagio
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Running Time: 8 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Traditional, Chinese : Autumn Moon Reflected in the Water, folksong (Cantonese)
  • Performer: Ji Liu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes :: Ombre mai fu
  • Performer: Albrecht Mayer (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnaval of the Animals :: The Aquarium
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty :: Any Other Name
  • Ensemble: Music Lab Collective
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 :: Air on G string
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Yiruma : River Flows in You
  • Ensemble: Music Lab Collective
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Zoltan Kocsis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod (Adagio)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849-1850

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Marriage of Figaro :: Sull'aria
  • Performers: Lucia Popp (Voice); Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin :: Andante
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini :: Variation 18
  • Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream :: Notturno
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Gad, Tobias : All of Me
  • Ensemble: Music Lab Collective
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with John Legend (1978 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gjeilo, Ola : Tundra, for soprano, female chorus, piano & optional string quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for flute and piano :: Catilena
  • Performers: Patrick Gallois (Flute); Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956-1957

>Lovland, Rolf : You Raise Me Up (Por ti seré), song
  • Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Brendan Graham.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852