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Romantic Classics

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Walton, William : Henry V
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 54
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 24 in A major, Op. 53/6
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for string orchestra with 2 horns ad lib.
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Cinderella, Suite no 3 for orchestra, Op. 109
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Serenade to music
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus Suite, for orchestra no 2
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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 :: Air
  • Performers: Adrian Shepherd (Cello); Cantilena [Instrumental Ensemble]
  • Conductor: Adrian Shepherd
  • Ensemble: Cantilena (Instrumental Ensemble)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1720
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Performers: London Players (Piano); Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Ensemble: London Mozart Players
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Performers: Alexander Gibson; Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
  • Performer: Craig Ogden (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: John Williams
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Walton, William : Henry V :: Touch her soft lips and part
  • Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Harpsichord); Richard Hickox
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1943-1944
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Louis Lortie (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: Andante
  • Performers: I Montréal; Dmitry Shostakovich (Piano); Maxim Shostakovich (Piano); Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Ensemble: I Musici de Montreal
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Vernon Handley
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performers: The Cathedral Strings; Jack Byfield (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jack Byfield
  • Ensemble: Cathedral Strings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Louis Lortie (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 54 :: Notturno
  • Performers: Margaret Fingerhut (Piano); Ulster Orchestra; Vernon Handley
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1904
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: Adagio sostenuto (extract)
  • Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano); Jascha Horenstein (Piano); Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jascha Horenstein
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Scene IV. Petit Adagio
  • Performers: Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Järvi
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 24 in A major, Op. 53/6
  • Performer: Luba Edlina (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 05/01/1841
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55 :: Solveig's Song
  • Performers: Margaret Fingerhut (Piano); Ulster Orchestra; Vernon Handley
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte :: Excerpt
  • Performer: Louis Lortie (Piano)
  • Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Performers: Alexander Gibson; Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for string orchestra with 2 horns ad lib.
  • Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Harpsichord); Richard Hickox
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1913.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Cinderella, Suite no 3 for orchestra, Op. 109 :: Amoroso
  • Performers: Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Järvi
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1946.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1946

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: Largo
  • Performers: Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Järvi
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: Adagio
  • Performers: London Symphony Orchestra (Violin); Charles Mackerras; Hideko Udagawa (Violin)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performers: Scottish National Orchestra (Soprano); Suzanne Murphy (Soprano); Neeme Järvi
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1915

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Israela Margalit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Piano); Jascha Horenstein (Piano); Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jascha Horenstein
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Kyoko Tabe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performers: Yan Tortelier (Violin); BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Serenade to music :: Excerpt
  • Performers: The London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vernon Handley
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169
  • Performer: Louis Lortie (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: Adagio (excerpt)
  • Performers: Sachio Fujioka; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Guitar); Craig Ogden (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Sachio Fujioka
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major :: Adagio assai
  • Performers: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos; London Symphony Orchestra (Piano); Louis Lortie (Piano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: Excerpt
  • Performers: London Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus Suite, for orchestra no 2 :: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  • Performers: Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Järvi
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1955.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955