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Discover - Music of the Romantic Era

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 8 in D minor, Op. 71/1, CT. 157
>Schubert, Franz : Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Schumann, Robert : Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Glinka, Mikhail : Kamarinskaya (Russian scherzo), fantasy for orchestra, G. ii105
>Borodin, Alexander : Symphony no 2 in B minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74
>Smetana, Bedrich : Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast no 2), JB 1
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
>Fauré, Gabriel : Romance for Violin and Piano in B flat major, Op. 28
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
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The 'Discover Series' opens the door to key areas of classical music. Through a combination of illustrative music tracks and a richly filled booklet, the exploration is both revealing and enjoyable. This release charts the course of music through these turbulent but exhilarating times.



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" :: 1st Movement. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 17 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1803

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Yoav Talmi
  • Ensemble: San Diego Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 04/1830

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 :: 1st Movement. Allegro maestoso - Tempo giusto
  • Performer: Joseph Banowetz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Oliver Dohnányi
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1835-1856

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 8 in D minor, Op. 71/1, CT. 157
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Schubert, Franz : Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118
  • Performers: Peter Hill (Piano); Lynda Russell (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/19/1814

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • Conductor: Anthony Bramall
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/11/1830.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/11/1830

>Schumann, Robert : Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 :: 4th Movement. Allegro, ma non troppo
  • Performer: Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Kodály Quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1842

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118 :: Intermezzo, Op. 118/2
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola (Cinderella) :: Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto
  • Performer: Ewa Podles (Alto)
  • Conductor: Pier Morandi
  • Ensemble: Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Spargi d'amaro pianto
  • Performer: Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Will Humburg
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: E lui... Dio che nell'alma infondere
  • Performers: Giacomo Aragall (Tenor); Eduard Tumagian (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Prelude and Liebestod (excerpt)
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Ensemble: Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Glinka, Mikhail : Kamarinskaya (Russian scherzo), fantasy for orchestra, G. ii105
  • Conductor: Anthony Bramall
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Borodin, Alexander : Symphony no 2 in B minor :: 1st Movement. Allegro
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1869-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74 :: 2nd Movement. Allegro con grazia
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Ensemble: Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Smetana, Bedrich : Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast no 2), JB 1 :: 112/2
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Ensemble: Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
  • Running Time: 13 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Fauré, Gabriel : Romance for Violin and Piano in B flat major, Op. 28
  • Performers: Pascal Devoyon (Piano); Dong-Suk Kang (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: In the Hall of the Mountai
  • Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" :: 3rd Movement. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen (Solemn
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Ensemble: Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: ?/?1884-03/1888

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Variation 9. Nimrod
  • Conductor: George Hurst
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899