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Classical 2011 / EMI

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>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     L'amour est un enfant Bohème (Habanera, original version)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Rocondita armonia
>Jenkins, Karl : Gloria
>     in excelsis Deo
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide
>     Bel raggio lusinghier
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
>     1. [Allegro]
>Traditional, English : O Waly, Waly, folk song
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Rutter, John : A Gaelic Blessing
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in A minor, RV356
>     3. Presto
>Lecuona, Ernesto : Malaguena, song for voice & piano
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations on a Rococo Theme
>     Variation 7 & Coda
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Farnace
>     Ricordate che sei
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>     Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
>Krakamp, Emanuele : Fantasy on La Traviata
>     (Opening)
>Roubanis, Nicholas : Pulp Fiction
>     Misirlou
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>     Quanto è bella
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>     1. Allegro con spirito
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma
>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat Mater
>     Inflammatus et accensus
>Strauss, Richard : Amor
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor
>     3. Intermezzo
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor
>     3. Finale
>Barroso, Ary : Aquarela do Brasil (Brazil), song for voice & ensemble
>Liszt, Franz : Reminiscences de Don Juan
>     4. Presto
>Handel, George Frideric : La Resurrezione
>     Del ciglio dolente
>Chopin, Frédéric : Trois Ecossaises, Op. 72/3
>     no 1 in D / no 2 in G / no 3 in D flat
>Mascagni, Pietro : Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor
>     2. Largo
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>     Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     O soave fanciulla
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Dovunque al mondo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>     Super vorreste
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incoronazione di Poppea
>     Pur ti miro
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz
>     Suzel, bon dì
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, "Der Tod und das Madchen", D 810
>     3. Scherzo
>Adès, Thomas : The Tempest
>     Who was here?
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>     Pas de deux - Coda

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Jenkins, Karl : Gloria
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
>Traditional, English : O Waly, Waly, folk song
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Rutter, John : A Gaelic Blessing
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in A minor, RV356
>Lecuona, Ernesto : Malaguena, song for voice & piano
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations on a Rococo Theme
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Farnace
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Krakamp, Emanuele : Fantasy on La Traviata
>Roubanis, Nicholas : Pulp Fiction
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat Mater
>Strauss, Richard : Amor
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor
>Barroso, Ary : Aquarela do Brasil (Brazil), song for voice & ensemble
>Liszt, Franz : Reminiscences de Don Juan
>Handel, George Frideric : La Resurrezione
>Chopin, Frédéric : Trois Ecossaises, Op. 72/3
>Mascagni, Pietro : Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incoronazione di Poppea
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, "Der Tod und das Madchen", D 810
>Adès, Thomas : The Tempest
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

With 40 tracks, and over 2½ hours of classical favorites, this double album features the best and most popular names in classical music, ranging from present day superstars to classical legends. Classical 2011 features spectacular performances from classical music's brightest stars.



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Works Details

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un enfant Bohème (Habanera, original version)
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Rocondita armonia
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Jenkins, Karl : Gloria :: in excelsis Deo
  • Performer: Karl Jenkins (Piano)
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide :: Bel raggio lusinghier
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041 :: 1. [Allegro]
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nigel Kennedy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Traditional, English : O Waly, Waly, folk song
  • Performers: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano); Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1765

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Rutter, John : A Gaelic Blessing
  • Performers: James Threadgill (Voice); Stefan Leadbeater (Voice); Samuel Moriarty (Voice); Robert Prizeman (Keyboards); Robert Prizeman (Piano); Ian Tilley (Keyboards); Ian Tilley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Robert Prizeman
  • Notes: Composition written: 1978.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1978

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in A minor, RV356 :: 3. Presto
  • Performer: Alison Balsom (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1711

>Lecuona, Ernesto : Malagueña, song for voice & piano
  • Performer: Gabriela Montero (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations on a Rococo Theme :: Variation 7 & Coda
  • Performers: Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Valery Gergiev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
  • Performer: David Fray (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Farnace :: Ricordate che sei
  • Performer: Vivica Genaux (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 02/10/1727

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Krakamp, Emanuele : Fantasy on La Traviata :: (Opening)
  • Performer: Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Giulio Briccialdi (1818 - 1881).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Roubanis, Nicholas : Pulp Fiction :: Misirlou
  • Ensemble: Quatuor Ebène
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Quanto è bella
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez :: 1. Allegro con spirito
  • Performer: Xue Yang (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Eiji Oue
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: Paul Potts (Tenor)
  • Conductor: David Snell
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat Mater :: Inflammatus et accensus
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Strauss, Richard : Amor
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor :: 3. Intermezzo
  • Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Notes: Composition written: 1912-13.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1912-1913

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor :: 3. Finale
  • Performer: Sarah Chang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Barroso, Ary : Aquarela do Brasil (Brazil), song for voice & ensemble
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Liszt, Franz : Réminiscences de Don Juan :: 4. Presto
  • Performers: Mauricio Vallina (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: after 1843
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : La Resurrezione :: Del ciglio dolente
  • Performer: Kate Royal (Voice)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Trois Écossaises, Op. 72/3 :: no 1 in D / no 2 in G / no 3 in D flat
  • Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Mascagni, Pietro : Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1926

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
  • Performer: Simon O'Neill (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Armstrong
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Dovunque al mondo
  • Performers: Fabio Capitanucci (Baritone); Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Super vorreste
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Dan Ettinger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'incoronazione di Poppea :: Pur ti miro
  • Performers: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor); Núria Rial (Voice)
  • Conductor: Christina Pluhar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz :: Suzel, bon dì
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, "Der Tod und das Mädchen", D 810 :: 3. Scherzo
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1824

>Thomas Adès (Conductor/Composer) (1971 - ) : The Tempest :: Who was here?
  • Performers: Ian Bostridge (Tenor); Cyndia Sieden (Soprano); Thomas Adès (Voice)
  • Conductor: Thomas Adès
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Pas de deux - Coda
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892