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40 Most Beautiful Love Themes - Vivaldi, Mozart, Debussy, etc / Mehta, Ristenpart, Haitink, Scimone, Masur, et al

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus Suite no 2
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
>Debussy, Claude : Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>Elgar, Edward : Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"
>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35
>Chopin, Frédéric : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Concertos a cinque (12), Op. 9
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique"
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies (3) for Piano
>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Theodor Guschlbauer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer
  • Ensemble: Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Lisbon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: The swan
  • Performers: Güher Pekinel (Piano); Süher Pekinel (Piano)
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Radio France Orchestre Philharmonique
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 1. Moderato
  • Performer: Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus Suite no 2 :: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Ensemble: Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1955.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hugh Wolff
  • Ensemble: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 :: 1. Adagio-Moderato
  • Performer: Arto Noras (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1 Prelude
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Ensemble: Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Misha Milman (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: 2
  • Performer: Joan Field (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Albert
  • Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a :: Scène
  • Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
  • Ensemble: Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 :: 2. Larghetto
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Conductor: Armin Jordan
  • Ensemble: Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: 4. Adagietto
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 3 Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Jacques Lancelot (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Jean-François Paillard
  • Ensemble: Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: II. Adagio un poco mosso
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Ugo Orlandi (Mandolin)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro :: Finale
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 2. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Elgar, Edward : Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" :: Variation 9. Nimrod
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major :: 3. Andante "Nocturne"
  • Ensemble: The Brodsky Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Liebestod
  • Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer
  • Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Entr'acte
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Orchestre National de France
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Vadim Repin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 :: no 4 in E minor
  • Performer: Susanne Grutzmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Concertos à cinque (12), Op. 9 :: no 2 for Oboe in D minor
  • Performer: Jacques Chambon (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Karl Ristenpart
  • Ensemble: Saar Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1722

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" :: 1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 :: 3. Andante - Piú adagio
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1881

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos :: Aria "Cantilena"
  • Performer: Arleen Augér
  • Ensemble: 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1945

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2. Largo - Arioso
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite :: Romance
  • Performer: Chloe Hanslip (Violin)
  • Conductor: Paul Mann
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Méditation
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Itamar Golan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Conductor: Armin Jordan
  • Ensemble: Basel Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Satie, Erik : Gymnopédies (3) for Piano :: no 1. Lent et douloureux
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Ensemble: Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: Largo
  • Performer: Alessio Bax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 :: 3. Adagio - Excerpt
  • Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
  • Ensemble: Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907