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Naxos - The First Fifteen Years (1987-2002)

Audio Samples

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>     Overture
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>     The Swan (Adagio)
>Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de : Work(s)
>     Violin Concerto in G major
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
>     Der Lindenbaum
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 87/4
>Obrecht, Jacob : Tsat een meskin
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark"
>     Finale
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102
>     Scherzo

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de : Work(s)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 87/4
>Obrecht, Jacob : Tsat een meskin
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark"
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Naxos celebrates 15 years of achievement in this special release, containing excerpts from critically acclaimed and prize-winning recordings. The list of composers represented range from the Renaissance, with Obrecht, to the contempoary Tavener, touching, in passing, on examples of Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern repertoire.



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Works Details

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Overture
  • Conductor: Will Humburg
  • Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: The Swan (Adagio)
  • Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jean Monnard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de : Work(s) :: Violin Concerto in G major
  • Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
  • Conductor: Helmut Müller-Brühl
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 :: Der Lindenbaum
  • Performers: Roman Trekel (Baritone); Ulrich Eisenlohr (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1827

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1993

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 87/4
  • Performer: Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Obrecht, Jacob : Tsat een meskin
  • Conductor: Sven Berger
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Villanella
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark" :: Finale
  • Ensemble: Kodály Quartet
  • Notes: Composition written: 1790.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Performer: Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102 :: Scherzo
  • Conductor: Georg Tintner
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871-76.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1871-1876