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The Decca Sound / Highlights from the 50 CD Special Editon [5 CDs]

Audio Samples

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
>Puccini, Giacomo : La fanciulla del West
>     E anche to lo vorrai
>     Le tue parole sono di Dio
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
>     4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : Divertissement
>     Cortège
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
>     3. Scherzo
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Missa in angustiis, Hob. 22
>     11
>Falla, Manuel de : La vida breve
>     Interludio y danza
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 3, BB 127, Sz 119
>     1. Allegretto
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, H 125
>     Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé
>     Nocturne - Danse lente et mystérieuse
>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
>     6. Libera me
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>     Finale
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
>     2. Walzer
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
>     1. Coro
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila
>     Overture
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>     2. Adagio
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet in E flat major, Op. 20
>     4. Presto
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>     2. Adagio cantabile
>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"
>     3. Scherzo
>Varèse, Edgard : Ionisation
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>     Fliegt heim, ihr Raben! (Brünnhildes Schlussgesang)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595
>     3. Allegro
>Strauss, Richard : Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64
>     Ausklang
>     Nacht
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39
>     3. Scherzo
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Erwartung, Op. 17
>     Liebster, Liebster, der Morgen kommt...
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pini di Roma
>     1. Pini della Via Appia
>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas
>     Part 1. 4. Quejas, ó La maja y el ruiseñor
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
>     2. Allegretto
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 47
>     2. Allegro scherzando
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
>     Veni, creator spiritus
>     Gloria sit Patri Domino
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma Mère l'Oye
>     Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Signore, ascolta!
>     Non piangere, Liú!
>     Che è mai di me?
>     Del primo pianto
>     So il tuo nome!
>     Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore!
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sinfonietta
>     3. Moderato - Con moto - Prestissimo - Tempo 1 - Moderato
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a)
>Schubert, Franz : Wilkommen und Abschied, D 767
>Susato, Tylman : Dansereye 1551
>     Pavane La Battaille
>Hollaender, Friedrich : Eine kleine Sehnsucht (A Little Yearning), song
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>     3. Rondo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>     Solingo, errante e misero
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du printemps
>     Danse sacrale
>Parry, Charles H. : I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
>     2. Andante
>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>     Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.
>     Variatio 27 a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona
>     Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.
>     Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
>     Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
>     Aria
>Strauss, Richard : Daphne, Op. 82
>     Ich komme, ich komme (Transformation scene)
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>     9. Sancta Mater
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings in F minor, Op. 95 "Quartetto serioso"
>     4. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>     Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth
>     With drooping wings ye Cupids come
>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Violin Op. 15
>     1. Moderato con moto
>MessiaenOlivier : Turangalîla-symphonie
>     5. Joie du sang des étoiles

Album Summary

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
>Puccini, Giacomo : La fanciulla del West
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : Divertissement
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Missa in angustiis, Hob. 22
>Falla, Manuel de : La vida breve
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 3, BB 127, Sz 119
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, H 125
>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé
>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet in E flat major, Op. 20
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic"
>Varèse, Edgard : Ionisation
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595
>Strauss, Richard : Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Erwartung, Op. 17
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pini di Roma
>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 47
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma Mère l'Oye
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sinfonietta
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a)
>Schubert, Franz : Wilkommen und Abschied, D 767
>Susato, Tylman : Dansereye 1551
>Hollaender, Friedrich : Eine kleine Sehnsucht (A Little Yearning), song
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du printemps
>Parry, Charles H. : I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Strauss, Richard : Daphne, Op. 82
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings in F minor, Op. 95 "Quartetto serioso"
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Violin Op. 15
>MessiaenOlivier : Turangalîla-symphonie
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Includes tracks from all 50 CDs in The Decca Sound box. 55 years of recording celebrating the glorious Decca Sound from the early days of stereo to digital recording Selections range from solo piano to grand opera, baroque instrumental and vocal music, to concertos and 20th century orchestral showpieces. Artists featured include Pavarotti, Solti, Ashkenazy, Tebaldi, Karajan, Ansermet, Sutherland, Bartoli and many more.



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>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
  • Conductor: Ataúlfo Argenta
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (12/31/1956-01/01/1957)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Puccini, Giacomo : La fanciulla del West :: E anche to lo vorrai
  • Performers: Michele Cazzato (Baritone); Enzo Guagni (Tenor); Mario Carlin (Tenor); Renata Tebaldi
  • Conductor: Franco Capuana
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Puccini, Giacomo : La fanciulla del West :: Le tue parole sono di Dio
  • Performers: Giorgio Giorgetti (Baritone); Mario Del Monaco (Tenor); Enzo Guagni (Tenor); Mario Carlin (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franco Capuana
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" :: 4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
  • Conductor: Peter Maag
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (04/21/1960-04/22/1960)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 01/20/1842

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : Divertissement :: Cortège
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Notes: La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris (06/16/1960-06/17/1960)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929-1930

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World" :: 3. Scherzo
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Notes: Sofiensaal, Vienna (03/22/1961-03/24/1961)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Missa in angustiis, Hob. 22 :: 11
  • Performers: Simon Preston (Organ); Sylvia Stahlman (Soprano)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1798

>Falla, Manuel de : La vida breve :: Interludio y danza
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Notes: Composition written: 1905-13.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905-1913

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 3, BB 127, Sz 119 :: 1. Allegretto
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (11/09/1965-11/10/1965)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, H 125 :: Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 8 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé :: Nocturne - Danse lente et mystérieuse
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (04/27/1959-04/28/1959)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66 :: 6. Libera me
  • Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Simon Preston (Organ); Peter Pears; Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: Melos Ensemble of London
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (1963-01-03_1961-01-05&1963-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1961

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 :: Finale
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Notes: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London (03/18/1963-03/19/1963)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 :: 2. Walzer
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 :: 1. Coro
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila :: Overture
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (01/31/1966-02/03/1966)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837-1842

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (05/15/1972-05/20/1972)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet in E flat major, Op. 20 :: 4. Presto
  • Ensemble: Vienna Octet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 10/15/1825

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" :: 2. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, London (06/13/1972-06/16/1972)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" :: 3. Scherzo
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874-88.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1874-1888

>Varèse, Edgard : Ionisation
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1929-31.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung :: Fliegt heim, ihr Raben! (Brünnhildes Schlussgesang)
  • Performers: Gottlob Frick (Bass); Birgit Nilsson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 8 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 :: 3. Allegro
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk (09/24/1970-09/25/1970)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Strauss, Richard : Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 :: Ausklang
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Notes: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (05/31/1989-06/01/1989)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1911-1915

>Strauss, Richard : Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 :: Nacht
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Notes: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (05/31/1989-06/01/1989)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1911-1915

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 39 :: 3. Scherzo
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1899

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Erwartung, Op. 17 :: Liebster, Liebster, der Morgen kommt...
  • Performer: Anja Silja (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Notes: Sofiensaal, Vienna (09/21/1979-09/25/1979)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1869

>Respighi, Ottorino : Pini di Roma :: 1. Pini della Via Appia
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio (05/10/1976-05/14/1976)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1924

>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas :: Part 1. 4. Quejas, ó La maja y el ruiseñor
  • Performer: Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (12/1975-12/1976); Decca Studios, West Hampstead (12/1975-12/1976)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909-1912

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 :: 2. Allegretto
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Notes: Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (05/21/1981-05/23/1981)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 47 :: 2. Allegro scherzando
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand" :: Veni, creator spiritus
  • Performers: Martti Talvela (Bass); René Kollo; John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Arleen Augér; Yvonne Minton; Heather Harper (Soprano); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Notes: Sofiensaal, Vienna (08/30/1971-09/02/1971)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand" :: Gloria sit Patri Domino
  • Performers: John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Yvonne Minton; Martti Talvela (Bass); Lucia Popp; Heather Harper (Soprano); Arleen Augér; René Kollo
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Notes: Sofiensaal, Vienna (08/30/1971-09/02/1971)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma Mère l'Oye :: Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Notes: L'Église de St Eustache, Montréal (05/12/1983-05/14/1983)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta!
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (08/10/1972-08/25/1972)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Non piangere, Liú!
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Montserrat Caballé; Nicolai Ghiaurov
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (08/10/1972-08/25/1972)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Che è mai di me?
  • Performers: Joan Sutherland; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (08/10/1972-08/25/1972)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Del primo pianto
  • Performers: Joan Sutherland; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (08/10/1972-08/25/1972)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: So il tuo nome!
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (08/10/1972-08/25/1972)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore!
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (08/10/1972-08/25/1972)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sinfonietta :: 3. Moderato - Con moto - Prestissimo - Tempo 1 - Moderato
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Sofiensaal, Vienna (03/25/1980-03/26/1980)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1926

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Mozart-Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna (08/05/1992-08/08/1992)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a)
  • Performers: Andras Schiff (Piano); Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Mozart-Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna (08/05/1992-08/08/1992)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1775

>Schubert, Franz : Wilkommen und Abschied, D 767
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Mozart-Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna (08/05/1992-08/08/1992)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1822

>Susato, Tylman : Dansereye 1551 :: Pavane La Battaille
  • Conductor: Philip Pickett
  • Ensemble: New London Consort
  • Notes: Walthamstow Assembly Hall (10/01/1991-10/03/1991)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1551

>Hollaender, Friedrich : Eine kleine Sehnsucht (A Little Yearning), song
  • Performers: Jeff Cohen (Piano); Ute Lemper (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Ziegler
  • Ensemble: Matrix Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 11 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Solingo, errante e misero
  • Performers: Joan Sutherland; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall, New York (03/20/1981-03/23/1981)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du printemps :: Danse sacrale
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Notes: United Artists Auditorium, Detroit (03/11/1981-03/13/1981)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Parry, Charles H. : I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 7 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Placido Domingo; José Carreras
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1900

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Variatio 26 a 2 Clav.
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Variatio 27 a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Variatio 28 a 2 Clav.
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Variatio 29 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Strauss, Richard : Daphne, Op. 82 :: Ich komme, ich komme (Transformation scene)
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (12/16/1996-12/21/1996)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1936-1937

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: 9. Sancta Mater
  • Performers: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor); Barbara Bonney
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Notes: L'Église Nôtre-Dame du Liban, Paris, France (02/22/1999-02/26/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings in F minor, Op. 95 "Quartetto serioso" :: 4. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato
  • Notes: St George's, Bristol, England (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth
  • Performer: Catherine Bott
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: With drooping wings ye Cupids come
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Violin Op. 15 :: 1. Moderato con moto
  • Performer: Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Paavo Järvi
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studio 1, London (07/18/2009-07/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>MessiaenOlivier : Turangalîla-symphonie :: 5. Joie du sang des étoiles
  • Performers: Takashi Harada (Ondes Martenot); Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1948-1990