My First Orchestra Album

Release Date: 6/25/2013
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578253
Performer: Maria Larionoff
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The ‘My First’ album series from Naxos is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

An orchestra has lots of different instruments producing lots of different sounds. Whether they’re playing on their own or all at the same time, it can be a tremendously exciting experience to listen to them. From Wagner’s grand ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ to Tchaikovsky’s gentle ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’, you can hear on this album how the character of an orchestra changes all the time!
1. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90: 3rd movement, Poco allegretto by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Austria
2. Sheherazade, Op. 35: 1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Maria Larionoff (Violin)
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
3. Symphony No. 6 in D major, Hob. 1:6 'Le matin': 3. Menuet by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Nicholas Ward
Period: Classical
Written: 1761 ;
4. L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1: 2. Minuet by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Anthony Bramall
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ;
5. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: James Judd
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; England
6. Children's Corner: no 4, The Snow is Dancing by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908 ; France
7. Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves by Modest Mussorgsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872-1880 ; Russia
8. Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; USSR
9. Lieutenant Kijé: 3. Kijé's Wedding by Sergei Prokofiev
Period: Modern
Written: 1933-1934 ; Soviet Union
10. Orpheus in the Underworld: Act 2. Can-Can by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858 ; France
11. The Bartered Bride: Act 1. Polka by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863-1870 ; Czechoslovakia
12. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Uwe Mund
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
13. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica': 3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Classical
Written: 1803 ;
15. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
16. Candide, overture to the operetta by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: James Judd
Period: Modern
Written: 1956 ; United States of Ame
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