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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339
>     Laudate Dominum
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
>     Près des remparts de Séville
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Nel chiuso centro
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite española, Op. 47
>     Granada
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>     La dolcissima effigie
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor
>     3. Valse. Allegro moderato
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>     Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major
>     2. Allegretto scherzando
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     La donna è mobile
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>     Je crois entendre encore
>Striggio, Alessandro : Missa "Ecco si beato giorno"
>     Agnes Dei II
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major
>     2. Andante assai
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>     Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lachelns
>     Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 5
>     Aria (Cantilena)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169
>     2. Arioso
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla
>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Tito Manlio
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Kreisler, Fritz : Sicilienne and Rigaudon in the style of Francoeur
>Pochin, Morgan : Lucrezia (after Handel)
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Coppelia
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Nel chiuso centro
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite española, Op. 47
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Striggio, Alessandro : Missa "Ecco si beato giorno"
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lachelns
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 5
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla
>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Tito Manlio
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Kreisler, Fritz : Sicilienne and Rigaudon in the style of Francoeur
>Pochin, Morgan : Lucrezia (after Handel)
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Coppelia
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha
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Notes & Reviews:

Classical 2012 allows you to sample some of the finest new recordings of the year and introduce yourself to some of the most exciting new talents in the world of classical music today. Discover just why artists such as pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, guitarist Milos, and singers Aleksander Kurzak and Anna Prohaska are taking the classical world by storm. Enjoy the artistry of some of today's greatest classical starts from soprano Anna Netrebko to pianist Lang Lang and from tenor Jonas Kaumann and Joseph Calleja to conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel. Also includes legendary performances from some of the greatest artists of all time, including Luciano Pavarotti, Herbert von Karajan, Placido Domingo and Daniel Barenboim.



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339 :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
  • Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Nel chiuso centro
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: circa 1736

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Suite española, Op. 47 :: Granada
  • Performer: Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: La dolcissima effigie
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor :: 3. Valse. Allegro moderato
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888

>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica :: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major :: 2. Allegretto scherzando
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Daniele Callegari
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
  • Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Près des remparts de Séville
  • Performers: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performer: Karlheinz Zöller (Flute)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Je crois entendre encore
  • Performer: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Striggio, Alessandro : Missa "Ecco sì beato giorno" :: Agnes Dei II
  • Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
  • Ensemble: I Fagiolini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major :: 2. Andante assai
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performers: Janine Jansen (Violin); Itamar Golan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1848

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Das Land des Lächelns :: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachianas brasileiras no 5 :: Aria (Cantilena)
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Josep Pons
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1945

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169 :: 2. Arioso
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Julia Schroeder
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 10/20/1726

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
  • Performer: Alice Ott (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1798

>Ariel Ramírez (1921 - 2010) : Misa Criolla :: Kyrie
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michele Mariotti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1964

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Sillito
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Mein Herr Marquis
  • Performer: Aleksandra Kurzak
  • Conductor: Omer Wellber
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 :: 1. Allegro moderato
  • Performer: Hilary Hahn (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Tito Manlio :: Sonno, se pur sei sonno
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1719

>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849-1850

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon)
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Prelude
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Mercè, dilette amiche
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 :: Valse. La Belle au bois dormant
  • Performers: Sergei Roldugin (Cello); Uri Zagorodniuk (Violin)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?
  • Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano
  • Conductor: Franco Patanè
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Kreisler, Fritz : Sicilienne and Rigaudon in the style of Francoeur
  • Performers: Paul Coker (Piano); Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1905.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1905

>Pochin, Morgan : Lucrezia (after Handel)
  • Performer: Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: James Morgan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Coppélia :: The last rose of summer
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1870

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha :: The last rose of summer
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847