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Classics for My Baby - Chopin, Mozart, Bach, Debussy, Handel, Grieg, etc / Angelich, Menuhin, Argerich, Järvi, Anderszewski, et al

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>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>     2nd movement, Andante
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
>     Gigue
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
>     Scherzo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>     2nd movement, Allegretto scherzando
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117
>     no 3 in C sharp minor
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>     no 4, Morgen
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Pièces pittoresques (10) for Piano
>     no 6, Idylle
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Flute and Piano
>     Cantilena
>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs
>     Meditation
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor
>     2nd movement, Larghetto
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56
>     no 1, Berceuse
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
>     no 12, Minstrels
>Glass, Philip : Facades
>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite for Piano 4 hands
>     no 1, En bateau
>     no 2, Cortège
>     no 3, Menuet
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
>     1st movement, Allegro
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>     2nd movement, Andantino
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>     no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Humming Chorus
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>     3rd movement, Clair de Lune
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
>     Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>     no 8, Waltz of the Flowers
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>     no 7, Träumerei
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>     Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
>     Le jardin féerique
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22
>     2nd movement, Tempo di Valse
>Delius, Frederick : Koanga
>     La Calinda
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46
>     no 1, Prelude "Morning"

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Pièces pittoresques (10) for Piano
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Flute and Piano
>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
>Glass, Philip : Facades
>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite for Piano 4 hands
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22
>Delius, Frederick : Koanga
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46
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Works Details

>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1844

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: 2nd movement, Andante
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
  • Ensemble: Sinfonia Varsovia
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 :: Gigue
  • Performer: Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 :: Scherzo
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 :: 2nd movement, Allegretto scherzando
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Ensemble: London Classical Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117 :: no 3 in C sharp minor
  • Performer: Nicholas Angelich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27 :: no 4, Morgen
  • Performer: Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Stamp
  • Ensemble: Academy of London
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1894

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Pièces pittoresques (10) for Piano :: no 6, Idylle
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1881

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Flute and Piano :: Cantilena
  • Performers: Michel Debost (Flute); Jacques Février (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956-1957

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Meditation
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1894

>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor :: 2nd movement, Larghetto
  • Performers: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano); Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1932

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56 :: no 1, Berceuse
  • Performers: Jean-Phillipe Collard (Piano); Bruno Rigutto (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894-1897

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1 :: no 12, Minstrels
  • Performers: Martha Argerich (Piano); Mischa Maisky (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Glass, Philip : Facades
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite for Piano 4 hands :: no 1, En bateau
  • Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
  • Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1889

>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite for Piano 4 hands :: no 2, Cortège
  • Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
  • Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1889

>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite for Piano 4 hands :: no 3, Menuet
  • Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
  • Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1889

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" :: 1st movement, Allegro
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major :: 2nd movement, Andantino
  • Performers: Samuel Coles (Flute); Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1778

>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172 :: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido
  • Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849-1850

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque :: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune
  • Performer: Kun-woo Paik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890/1905

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena
  • Performers: Catherine Pierard (Soprano); Andreas Schmidt (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Ensemble: London Classical Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel :: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn"
  • Performers: Barbara Bonney (Soprano); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: no 8, Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Paavo Järvi
  • Ensemble: Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15 :: no 7, Träumerei
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition :: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye :: Le jardin féerique
  • Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
  • Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 :: 2nd movement, Tempo di Valse
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Delius, Frederick : Koanga :: La Calinda
  • Performer: Elena Duran (Flute)
  • Conductor: Eric Fenby
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1895-1897

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46 :: no 1, Prelude "Morning"
  • Conductor: Paavo Järvi
  • Ensemble: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875/1888