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40 Most Beautiful Spring Classics - Vivaldi, Glazunov, Copland, etc / Masur, Koopman, et al

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Respighi, Ottorino : Gli uccelli "The Birds"
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>Schubert, Franz : Im Frühling ("Still sitz ich"), song for voice & piano, D. 882
>Grieg, Edvard : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34
>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingstraum ("Ich träumte von bunten Blumen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/11 (O
>Piazzolla, Astor : Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons), tango cycle
>Sibelius, Jean : Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in F major "Cuckoo & the Nightingale" (no 13), HWV 295
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Frühlingslied ("Der Frühling nacht mit"), song for voice & piano, Op. 71/2
>Sinding, Christian : Rustle of Spring (Frühlingsrauchen), for piano, Op. 32/3
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring"
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel
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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Marieke Blankestijn (Violin)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Spring - Scene
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: March - Chant de l'alouette
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: April - Perce-neige
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: May - Les Nuits de mai
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Respighi, Ottorino : Gli uccelli "The Birds" :: The Cuckoo
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals :: The Cuckoo in the Depths of the
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Instrumental
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1912.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1912

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: Badinerie
  • Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 :: Rondo
  • Performer: David Pyatt (Horn)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Schubert, Franz : Im Frühling ("Still sitz ich"), song for voice & piano, D. 882
  • Performers: Soile Isokoski (Soprano); Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 03/1826

>Grieg, Edvard : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34 :: Last Spring
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingstraum ("Ich träumte von bunten Blumen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/11 (O
  • Performers: Andreas Staier (Fortepiano); Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Piazzolla, Astor : Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons), tango cycle :: Primavera porteña
  • Performers: Rodolfo Mederos (Bandoneon); Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965-1970

>Sibelius, Jean : Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117 :: Evening in Spring
  • Performer: Jari Valo (Violin)
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps :: Introduction. The Augur
  • Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" :: Allegro
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Itamar Golan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring :: Allegro, vigoroso
  • Conductor: Hugh Wolff
  • Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1945

>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring :: Thema and Variations ("The Gift to be Simple")
  • Conductor: Hugh Wolff
  • Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1945

>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring :: Broadly
  • Conductor: Hugh Wolff
  • Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1945

>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring :: Moderato (Like a Prayer)
  • Conductor: Hugh Wolff
  • Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1945

>Copland, Aaron : Appalachian Spring :: Andante (Very Calm)
  • Conductor: Hugh Wolff
  • Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1945

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6
  • Performer: Roger Woodward (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/01/1842

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)
  • Conductor: Rudolph Bibl
  • Ensemble: Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1883

>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in F major "Cuckoo & the Nightingale" (no 13), HWV 295
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1739.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1739

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Frühlingslied ("Der Frühling nacht mit"), song for voice & piano, Op. 71/2
  • Performers: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano); Barbara Bonney
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 04/03/1845

>Sinding, Christian : Rustle of Spring (Frühlingsrauchen), for piano, Op. 32/3
  • Conductor: Ari Rasilainen
  • Ensemble: Norwegian Radio Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The wasps :: Overture
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 9 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: Allegro - Allegro - Allegretto [excerpt]
  • Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38 :: Larghetto
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1841

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring" :: Andante cantabile
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1782

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
  • Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel :: Ballet of Ch
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922