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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
>     Dies irae
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera
>     Sous le dôme épais (Flower Duet)
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Kats-Chernin, Elena : Eliza's Aria (from Wild Swans), for soprano & orchestra
>Khachaturian, Aram : Circus
>     Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     La donna è mobile
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville, Overture
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>     Barcarolle
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>     [Excerpt]
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>     Air on the G String
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel
>     Promenade I
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>     Galop
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>     Overture
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>     Che farò senza Euridice
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Soave sia il vento
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>     The Ride of the Valkyries
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>     O Fortuna
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>     2. Adagio
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Toreador's Song
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, no 2)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>     Waltz
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>     Andante
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>     Mars
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>     1. Allegro
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)
>     Rondo "Alla turca"
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>     Largo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>     [Excerpt]

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Kats-Chernin, Elena : Eliza's Aria (from Wild Swans), for soprano & orchestra
>Khachaturian, Aram : Circus
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville, Overture
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, no 2)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 :: Dies irae
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Shu-Cheen Yu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera :: Sous le dôme épais (Flower Duet)
  • Performers: Heather Begg (Mezzo Soprano); Glenys Fowles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: David Stanhope (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Kats-Chernin, Elena : Eliza's Aria (from Wild Swans), for soprano & orchestra
  • Performer: Jane Sheldon (Voice)
  • Conductor: Ola Rudner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Khachaturian, Aram : Circus :: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Roy Best (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greene
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville, Overture
  • Conductor: Ola Rudner
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1816

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Barcarolle
  • Conductor: Leonard Dommett
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Jane Sheldon (Voice); Belinda Montgomery (Soprano); Jenny Duck-Chong (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Anderson
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air on the G String
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel :: Promenade I
  • Conductor: Markus Stenz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera :: Galop
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Che farò senza Euridice
  • Performer: Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Milton
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento
  • Performers: David Brennan (Baritone); Amanda Thane (Soprano); Fiona Janes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: The Ride of the Valkyries
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Donald Westlake (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Robert Pikler
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Toreador's Song
  • Performers: Alison Morgan (Voice); Teddy Rhodes (Baritone); Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano); Jenny Duck-Chong (Voice)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, no 2)
  • Performer: Sara Macliver (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Brett Kelly
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Waltz
  • Conductor: Vanco Cavdarski
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Performer: Vera Kameneva (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: Mars
  • Conductor: David Stanhope
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: 1. Allegro
  • Conductor: Michael Christie
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) :: Rondo "Alla turca"
  • Performer: Roger Woodward (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Conductor: William Mortzing
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: Largo
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: Roy Best (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greene
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49 :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Stuart Challender
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880