Animals In Music

Release Date: 4/29/2014
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578281-82
Number of Discs: 2

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Through the centuries composers have brought colour and panache to bear in their depictions of animals in music. For some, such as Sibelius, animals become the central focus in their tone poems, whilst for others a symphonic unity is sought, as Beethoven showed in his ‘Pastoral’ Symphony. Poetic imagery, through song, offers another avenue. The rich variety of the animal kingdom—from bees to birds, from fleas to fish (and much else)—offers memorable opportunities for sonic richness.
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1. The wasps: Overture by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Kees Bakels
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909 ; England
2. Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale": 2. Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer: John [Organ] Artore (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1739 ;
3. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 4, Little Bird by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Balazs [Piano] Szkolay (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
4. Pictures at an exhibition: no 9, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
5. Foxtrot narozeny "na Ruzku" (Foxtrot Born "At the Corner"), for piano, H. 122 by Bohuslav Martinů
Performer: Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1919 ;
6. Concerto No. 1 in E major "La primavera", RV 269: 2. Largo e pianissimo sempre by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Italy
7. Grisen (The Pig), for piano in G minor, Op. 17/8 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Einar [Piano] Steen-Nokleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Norway
8. Solfager og Ormekongen (Solfager and the Snake-King), for piano in G minor, Op. 17/12 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Einar [Piano] Steen-Nokleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Norway
9. Kleggen og fluga (The Gadfly and the Fly), for piano in A minor, Op. 17/17 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Einar [Piano] Steen-Nokleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Norway
10. So lokka me over den myra (Cow Call), for piano in G major, Op. 17/22 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Einar [Piano] Steen-Nokleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Norway
11. Rabnabryllaup i Kråkalund (The Raven's Wedding in Kraakalund), for piano in G minor, Op. 17/25 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Einar [Piano] Steen-Nokleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Norway
12. Haren og reven (The Hare and the Fox), for piano by Harald Saeverud
Performer: Einar [Piano] Steen-Nokleberg (Piano)
Period: Modern
13. Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912 ; France
14. Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 by Darius Milhaud
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; France
15. Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle" (The Trout): 4. Theme with Variations: Andan by Franz Schubert
Performer: István Tóth (Double Bass), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ;
16. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: 2. The Bird by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Period: Modern
Written: 1936 ; Russia
17. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: 3. The Duck by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Period: Modern
Written: 1936 ; Russia
18. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: 11. The Wolf Swallows the Duck by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Period: Modern
Written: 1936 ; Russia
19. Catalogue d'oiseaux: no 2, Le loriot by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Hakon [Piano] Austbo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956-1958 ; France
20. Catalogue d'oiseaux: no 5, La chouette hulotte by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Hakon [Piano] Austbo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956-1958 ; France
21. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Anthony Bramall
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Russia
22. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 2nd movement, Andante molto mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Classical
Written: 1808 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Petites Esquisses d'oiseaux: no 3, Le rouge-gorge by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Hakon [Piano] Austbo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1985 ; France
24. Petites Esquisses d'oiseaux: no 2, Le merle noir by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Hakon [Piano] Austbo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1985 ; France
25. The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer: David Greed (Violin)
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914/1920 ; England
26. Favole: 3. The Ant and the Grasshopper by Elisabetta Brusa
Conductor: Fabio Mastrangelo
27. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 1, Butterfly by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Balazs [Piano] Szkolay (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
28. Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522: 4th movement, Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jenö Keveházi (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Austria
29. L'histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant: [Excerpt] by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1940-1945 ;
30. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1897 ; Finland
31. Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 10 No. 3, RV 428 "Il cardellino" (The Goldfinch): 1. Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Jirí Válek (Flute)
Conductor: Jaroslav Krcek
Period: Baroque
Written: 1729 ; Italy
32. Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Written: 1886 ;
33. Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Written: 1886 ;
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