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40 Most Beautiful Summer Classics - Mozart, Vivaldi, Debussy, etc

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : National Airs and Variations (6) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 105
>Coates, Eric : By the Sleepy Lagoon
>Schumann, Robert : Dichterliebe, Op. 48
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>Emmanuel, Maurice : Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Elgar, Edward : In the South (Alassio), Concert Overture, Op. 50
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the gardens of Spain
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Etudes (12) for Guitar, W 235
>Berlioz, Hector : Villanelle, for voice & piano or orchestra (Les Nuits d'ete), H. 82 (Op. 7/1)
>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b
>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major
>Anonymous : Kesailta (Summer Evening)
>Piazzolla, Astor : Las estaciones porteñas (4)
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
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>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Piero Toso (Violin)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
  • Running Time: 10 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Overture (excerpt)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Scherzo
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Wedding March
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos :: Aria
  • Performer: María Bayo (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine
  • Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1945

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Sharon Kam (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Gregor Bühl
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : National Airs and Variations (6) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 105 :: 4. The Last Rose of Summer
  • Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1818

>Coates, Eric : By the Sleepy Lagoon
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Schumann, Robert : Dichterliebe, Op. 48
  • Performers: Hartmut Höll (Piano); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: Adagio [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Turibio Santos (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
  • Performer: Dawn Upshaw
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Emmanuel, Maurice : Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15
  • Performer: Dawn Upshaw
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Wolfgang Lendle (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7) :: 7. Sommertage
  • Performers: Susan Graham (Mezzo-soprano); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1905-1908

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Performer: Helen Huang (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Elgar, Edward : In the South (Alassio), Concert Overture, Op. 50 :: Opening
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1904

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Michel Legrand (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the gardens of Spain :: Dan
  • Performer: Jean-François Heisser (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1916

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Etudes (12) for Guitar, W 235
  • Performer: Turibio Santos (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Berlioz, Hector : Villanelle, for voice & piano or orchestra (Les Nuits d'été), H. 82 (Op. 7/1)
  • Performer: Howard Crook
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1841

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Summer. Scene
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Summer. Waltz of the Cornflowers and Poppies
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Summer. Barcarolle
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Summer. Variation - The Ear of the Corn
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67 :: Summer. Coda
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: June - Barcarolle
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: July - Chant des moissonneurs
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: August - La Moisson
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1911.
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1911

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
  • Performer: Juhani Lagerspetz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major :: Assez vif
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1902-1903

>Anonymous : Kesäilta (Summer Evening)
  • Performers: Raija Kerppo (Piano); Kaija Saarikettu (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.

>Piazzolla, Astor : Las estaciones porteñas (4)
  • Performers: Rodolfo Mederos (Bandoneon); Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Ensemble: Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894