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The Classical Album 2005 [US Version]

Album Summary

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : En Aranjuez con tu amor
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Derek Strange / Bond : Viva! (after Vivaldi)
>Traditional, Maori : Pokare Kare Ana
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin
>Einaudi, Ludovico : Una mattina
>Sartori, Francesco : Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partiro), song
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Doors, The : The Unknown Soldier
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 13 in A flat major, Op. 25/1, CT. 26
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Horner, James : Braveheart
>Hans Zimmer / Lisa Gerrar : Gladiator, film score
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Pacco, Roberto : Amore e Musica
>Musumarra, Romano : Il canto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì funiculà
>Sting : Fragile
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Traditional, English : Blow the Wind Southerly (Northumbrian Folk Song)
>Mascagni, Pietro : Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra
>Theodorakis, Mikis : Zorba
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Huljic, Tonci : Explosive
>Lovland, Rolf : You Raise Me Up
>Sheyne, Pamela : Never Say Goodbye (after Ravel)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The greatest artists of today on this 2-on-1CD includes Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Luciano Pavarotti,Hayley Westenra, Russell Watson, Renée Fleming, Bond, José Carreras, Bryn Terfel, Dominic Miller, Nigel Kennedy, Kiri Te Kanawa and many more. Decca. 2005.



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Works Details

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : En Aranjuez con tu amor
  • Performers: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor); Lorin Maazel (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1968
  • Language: Spanish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Granada
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932
  • Language: Spanish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Derek Strange / Bond : Viva! (after Vivaldi)
  • Ensemble: Bond (String Quartet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Maori : Pokare Kare Ana
  • Performer: Hayley Westenra (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Maori
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin :: Mi batte il cuor... O paradiso
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: This selection begins with "Mi batte il cuor..."
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Einaudi, Ludovico : Una mattina
  • Performer: Ludovico Einaudi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Sartori, Francesco : Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song
  • Performers: Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano); James Banbury (Keyboards); James Banbury (Percussion)
  • Conductor: James Banbury
  • Ensemble: Czech Film Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Ensemble: Duel Ensemble
  • Notes: This arrangement of the canon (which is presented in excerpted form) features synthesizers.
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performers: Janine Jansen (Violin); Candida Thompson (Violin); Henk Rubingh (Violin); Julian Rachlin (Viola); Maarten Jansen (Cello); Stacey Watton (Double Bass); Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo); Jan Jansen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra mai fù (Allegro)
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Doors, The : The Unknown Soldier
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Peter Scholes
  • Ensemble: Prague Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova :: Nuns' Chorus
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Utah Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1928
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 13 in A flat major, Op. 25/1, CT. 26
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra (Chamber orchestra)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Horner, James : Braveheart :: For the Love of a Princess
  • Conductor: James Horner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1995
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hans Zimmer / Lisa Gerrar : Gladiator, film score :: Now We Are Free
  • Performers: Hans Zimmer (Synthesizer); Lisa Gerrard (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2000
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Mesicku na nebi hlubokem (O Silver Moon)
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Language: Czech
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Pacco, Roberto : Amore e Musica
  • Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Musumarra, Romano : Il canto
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Romano Musumarra
  • Ensemble: Rome Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Questa o quella
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: The Pearl Fishers' Duet
  • Performers: Bryn Terfel; Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì funiculà
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra (Chamber orchestra)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Sting : Fragile
  • Performers: Dominic Miller (Guitar); Kaori Muraji (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: New College Choir, Oxford
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1993
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, English : Blow the Wind Southerly (Northumbrian Folk Song)
  • Performer: Kathleen Ferrier (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mascagni, Pietro : Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ion Marin
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Language: Latin
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Theodorakis, Mikis : Zorba :: Zorba's Dance
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Ensemble: Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1987
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Huljic, Tonci : Explosive
  • Ensemble: Bond (String Quartet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Lovland, Rolf : You Raise Me Up
  • Performers: Secret Garden (Voice); Fionnuala Sherry (Violin); Rolf Lovland (Voice)
  • Ensemble: Secret Garden
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Sheyne, Pamela : Never Say Goodbye (after Ravel)
  • Performer: Hayley Westenra (Voice)
  • Conductor: Ian Dean
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun Dorma
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); The Three Tenors (Voice); José Carreras (Tenor); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live