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Simply Summer

Audio Samples

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>     Nocturne
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
>     Summer Evening
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118
>     Intermezzo, Op. 118/2
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b
>     June
>Copland, Aaron : Midsummer Nocturne, for piano
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>     Summertime
>Honegger, Arthur : Pastorale d'ete, symphonic poem for chamber orchestra, H. 31
>MacDowell, Edward : Woodland Sketches (10) for piano, Op. 51
>     To a Wild Rose
>Puccini, Giacomo : Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet
>Anonymous : Tis the Last Rose of Summer
>Warlock, Peter : Capriol Suite, for full orchestra
>     Pieds-en-l'air
>Delius, Frederick : In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra, RT vi/17
>Legrand, Michel : The Summer of '42, film score
>     The Summer Knows

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b
>Copland, Aaron : Midsummer Nocturne, for piano
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Honegger, Arthur : Pastorale d'ete, symphonic poem for chamber orchestra, H. 31
>MacDowell, Edward : Woodland Sketches (10) for piano, Op. 51
>Puccini, Giacomo : Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet
>Anonymous : Tis the Last Rose of Summer
>Warlock, Peter : Capriol Suite, for full orchestra
>Delius, Frederick : In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra, RT vi/17
>Legrand, Michel : The Summer of '42, film score
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Giuliano Carmignola (violin); Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute); Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman , Gerhard Oppitz, Leo Smit (piano).



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performers: Andrea Marcon (Harpsichord); Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71 :: Summer Evening
  • Performer: Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118 :: Intermezzo, Op. 118/2
  • Performer: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Les saisons, Op. 37b :: June
  • Performer: Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Copland, Aaron : Midsummer Nocturne, for piano
  • Performer: Leo Smit (ii) [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Summertime
  • Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Conductor: Michel Colombier
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Honegger, Arthur : Pastorale d'été, symphonic poem for chamber orchestra, H. 31
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1920

>MacDowell, Edward : Woodland Sketches (10) for piano, Op. 51 :: To a Wild Rose
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Anonymous : Tis the Last Rose of Summer
  • Performer: Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunsberger
  • Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.

>Warlock, Peter : Capriol Suite, for full orchestra :: Pieds-en-l'air
  • Conductor: Jose-Luis Garcia
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Delius, Frederick : In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra, RT vi/17
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Legrand, Michel : The Summer of '42, film score :: The Summer Knows
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Ensemble: The Mancini Pops Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1971