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>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>     O Fortuna
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets
>     1. Mars, the Bringer of War
>Debussy, Claude : Preludes, Book 2
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>     4. Marche au supplice
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G
>     4. Finale
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
>     3. Allegro giocoso
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies (3) for Piano
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
>     2. Allegro
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>     4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>     Chocolate
>     Tea
>     Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
>     Coda
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>     Polovtsian Dances (opening)
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>     The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
>     The Great Gate of Kiev
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : German Dances (3), K 605
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite
>     5. Allegro deciso
>Smetana, Bedrich : Ma vlast - Vltava
>     Opening
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen blauen Donau, waltz
>     Extract
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>     Marche hongroise
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite Op. 11
>     1. Intermezzo
>     3. Alla marcia
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
>     4. Intermezzo interrotto
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 2
>     Farandole
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>     Intermezzo
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     Act 3. Prelude
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216
>     3. Rondeau
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>     3. Allegro giocoso, ma non tanto vivace - Poco piú presto
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>     2. Adagio
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>     2. Andante
>Strauss, Richard : Don Quixote, Op. 35
>     Theme
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
>     3. Allegro vivace

Album Summary

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets
>Debussy, Claude : Preludes, Book 2
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies (3) for Piano
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : German Dances (3), K 605
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite
>Smetana, Bedrich : Ma vlast - Vltava
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen blauen Donau, waltz
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite Op. 11
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 2
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Strauss, Richard : Don Quixote, Op. 35
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
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Works Details

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana :: O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets :: 1. Mars, the Bringer of War
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 2
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910-1912
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 :: 4. Marche au supplice
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 04/1830

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G :: 4. Finale
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Composition written: 1787.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1787
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 :: 3. Allegro giocoso
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1884-1885
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Satie, Erik : Gymnopédies (3) for Piano
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 :: 2. Allegro
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Composition written: 1923-25.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1923-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 9 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Chocolate
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Tea
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Coda
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovtsian Dances (opening)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: The Great Gate of Kiev
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 16 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : German Dances (3), K 605
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1791

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite :: 5. Allegro deciso
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Smetana, Bedrich : Má vlast - Vltava :: Opening
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen blauen Donau, waltz :: Extract
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 :: Marche hongroise
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1904

>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite Op. 11 :: 1. Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite Op. 11 :: 3. Alla marcia
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 :: 4. Intermezzo interrotto
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1943-1945

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 2 :: Farandole
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Act 3. Prelude
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nigel Kennedy
  • Running Time: 13 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216 :: 3. Rondeau
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Oistrakh
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non tanto vivace - Poco piú presto
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 8 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
  • Performer: Sarah Chang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Strauss, Richard : Don Quixote, Op. 35 :: Theme
  • Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 :: 3. Allegro vivace
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1890-1891