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Classical Heat

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>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>     Mars, Bringer of War
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>     Sabre Dance
>Ginastera, Alberto : Dances from Estancia, dance suite from the ballet, Op. 8a
>     Malambo
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>     Ride of the Valkyries
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila
>     Ruslan and Ludmilla, G. xivov
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G major
>     Rondo, Allegro vivace
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>     Dies irae (chorus)
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>     Dance of the Knights
>MessiaenOlivier : Turangalîla-symphonie, for piano, ondes martenot & orchestra, I/29
>     Joie du sang des étoiles
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
>     Allegro
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
>     Molto allegro e appassionato
>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird
>     King Kashchey's Infernal Dance (
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>     O Fortuna
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>     Adagio - Moderato
>Tveitt, Geirr : Folktunes (50) from Hardanger, Op. 150
>     no 19, Fare Thee Well
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     O soave fanciulla
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Lyon, David : Short Suite
>     Aria
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>     Liebestod
>Delius, Frederick : Idylle de printemps, for orchestra, RT vi/5
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"
>     Lento
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>     Glück, Das mir verblieb (excerpt)
>Hanson, Howard : Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings

Album Summary

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>Ginastera, Alberto : Dances from Estancia, dance suite from the ballet, Op. 8a
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G major
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>MessiaenOlivier : Turangalîla-symphonie, for piano, ondes martenot & orchestra, I/29
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Tveitt, Geirr : Folktunes (50) from Hardanger, Op. 150
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Lyon, David : Short Suite
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Delius, Frederick : Idylle de printemps, for orchestra, RT vi/5
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Hanson, Howard : Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Classical Heat collects two discs' worth of fire-related and/or energetic classical music. The first disc, cryptically titled "By the Electric Fire," includes Khachaturian's Sabre Dance, Mars, the Bringer of War from Holst's Planets, and Ride of the Valkyries from Wagner's Die Walküre. Disc two, "By the Log Fire," features less intense, more romantic pieces such as Barber's Adagio for Strings, the Aria from Lyon's Short Suite, and Rachmaninov's Vocalise. Though Classical Heat's concept isn't necessarily the clearest, the quality of the collection's music still makes it worthwhile for casual fans of classical music. ~ Heather Phares



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Works Details

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: Mars, Bringer of War
  • Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh :: Sabre Dance
  • Performers: Anthony Bramall; Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Anthony Bramall
  • Notes: Composition written: 1943.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Ginastera, Alberto : Dances from Estancia, dance suite from the ballet, Op. 8a :: Malambo
  • Performer: Festival Mexico
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Performers: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Uwe Mund
  • Conductor: Uwe Mund
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowi; Johannes Wildner (Violin)
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Running Time: 9 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1924
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila :: Ruslan and Ludmilla, G. xivov
  • Performers: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Anthony Bramall
  • Conductor: Anthony Bramall
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837-1842
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G major :: Rondo, Allegro vivace
  • Performer: Maggini Quartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1918
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Dies irae (chorus)
  • Performers: Pier Morandi; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
  • Conductor: Pier Morandi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874
  • Language: Latin
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
  • Performers: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Jean
  • Conductor: Kenneth Jean
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet :: Dance of the Knights
  • Performers: Andrew Mogrelia; National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>MessiaenOlivier : Turangalîla-symphonie, for piano, ondes martenot & orchestra, I/29 :: Joie du sang des étoiles
  • Performers: Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowi; François Weigel (Piano); Thomas Bloch (Ondes Martenot); Antoni Wit (Ondes Martenot)
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1948-1990
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93 :: Allegro
  • Performers: Alexander Rahbari; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Notes: Composition written: 1953.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello, Op. 22 :: Molto allegro e appassionato
  • Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Cello); Wendy Warner (Cello); Marin Alsop (Strings)
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird :: King Kashchey's Infernal Dance (
  • Performers: Alexander Rahbari; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: O Fortuna
  • Performers: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Gunzenhauser (Violin)
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936
  • Language: Latin
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: Adagio - Moderato
  • Performers: Maria Kliegel (Cello); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Running Time: 8 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Tveitt, Geirr : Folktunes (50) from Hardanger, Op. 150 :: no 19, Fare Thee Well
  • Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Vibraphone); Bjarte Engeset
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performers: Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (Cello); David Geringas (Cello); Vytautas Sondeckis (Cello)
  • Conductor: David Geringas
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Luba Orgonasova (Soprano); Will Humburg (Tenor); Jonathan Welch (Tenor); Jonathon Welch (Voice)
  • Conductor: Will Humburg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Performers: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Rahbari
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lyon, David : Short Suite :: Aria
  • Performers: Royal Sinfonia; David Lloyd-Jones
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Liebestod
  • Performers: Johannes Wildner (Violin); Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowi
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Delius, Frederick : Idylle de printemps, for orchestra, RT vi/5
  • Performers: English Philharmonia; David -Lloyd
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" :: Lento
  • Performer: Vlach String Quartet
  • Ensemble: Vlach Quartet Prague
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1893

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Glück, Das mir verblieb (excerpt)
  • Performers: Katarina Dalayman (Soprano); Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Violin); Leif Segerstam; Thomas Sunnegårdh (Voice)
  • Conductor: Leif Segerstam
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Hanson, Howard : Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns
  • Performers: Kenneth Schermerhorn; Nashville Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1977-1978

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Marin Alsop (Strings)
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936