Weekend Classics - A Romantic Weekend

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo sinfonico
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Notturno
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: The Aquarium - Mules
  • Performers: Alfons Kontarsky (Piano); Aloys Kontarsky (Piano)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Scène
  • Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Valse
  • Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet :: The Last Farewell
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936