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Instruments of the Orchestra (The) (Siepmann)

The Instruments of the Orchestra
Author and Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann

7 CDs
208-page booklet
Naxos 8.558040-46
ISBN: 1-84379-042-4

Instruments of the orchestra, yes. But not just instruments in the orchestra. This is a set of portraits in depth, featuring individual instruments in many contexts (orchestral, chamber, folk, solo, operatic, cinematic, even jazz and avant-garde music) and in pieces from the Middle Ages to the present. Joining regular orchestra members are such exotic visitors as the eerie ondes martenot, the wind machine, banjos, bagpipes, coconuts, typewriters, six-shooters, taxi horns, and migrating swans - and the hundreds of examples range from illustrative snippets to entire movements. The first CD is devoted entirely to the violin, and the last to the greatest instrument of all, the orchestra itself.

This intoxicating, energetic, and remarkably informative survey of musical instruments is unprecedented in its scope and achievement. All the lively descriptions are followed by striking musical examples, of which there are over 200, spanning all eras, styles, and genres. As well as a full transcript of the text, the comprehensive booklet contains clear illustrations and background historical information on each instrument.


Disc 1

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Wagner: Tannhauser: Overture 00:02:06
2.   Anonymous: Domna, pos vos ay chausida 00:00:28
3.   We don't merely use instruments, we play on them. And they play on us. 00:01:19
4.   Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 7 00:01:39
5.   The violin is one of the most tender and beautiful instruments ever invented. 00:00:45
6.   Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major: II. Adagio 00:01:08
7.   But for a long time it was seen as the instrument of the devil. 00:00:17
8.   Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale: Triumphal March of the Devil 00:00:45
9.   The manipulative seductiveness of the gypsy violin 00:00:43
10.   Anonymous: Csardas Music 00:03:33
11.   The violin and the imitation of nature 00:00:23
12.   Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Spring: I. Allegro 00:00:35
13.   Birds are again evoked in the second concerto, especially music's natural favourite. 00:00:09
14.   Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Summer: I. Allegro non molto 00:00:41
15.   Like the devil, the violin is a master of disguise. 00:00:18
16.   Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin 00:01:55
17.   The menacing sensuality of Ravel's Tzigane; a very different side of the violin: 00:00:15
18.   Ravel: Tzigane 00:00:51
19.   Do we now have the true measure of this instrument Not just yet. 00:00:15
20.   Paganini: Caprice No. 24 00:00:48
21.   Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4: III. Presto / Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor 00:01:57
22.   Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge: VIII. Moto Perpetuo 00:01:06
23.   Prokofiev's tremolo in Romeo and Juliet should not be heard just before bedtime 00:00:22
24.   Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act IV 00:00:46
25.   Vivaldi uses it to illustrate the shivering of travellers crossing the ice. 00:00:14
26.   Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter: I. Allegro non molto 00:00:57
27.   The violin muted 00:00:31
28.   Debussy: Clair de lune 00:01:41
29.   The gentleness of muted strings persists even when a whole orchestra plays. 00:00:30
30.   Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante 00:01:26
31.   The pizzicato violin 00:00:38
32.   Strauss: Pizzicato Polka 00:02:29
33.   In Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, the accompaniment is pizzicato. 00:00:26
34.   Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor: II. Andante assai 00:02:02
35.   Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon / Warlock: Capriol Suite: III. Tordion / Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act I 00:03:09
36.   Holst: The Planets: I. Mars: The Bringer of War 00:01:27
37.   Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C Major for unaccompanied violin: II. Fugue 00:02:09
38.   Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 4 00:03:51
39.   Double - stopping is a standard feature of a lot of folk music. 00:00:14
40.   Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Autumn: I. Allegro 00:00:37
41.   Now the same technique, but the sound might have come from another world. 00:00:30
42.   Ravel: Bolero 00:00:49
43.   Double - stopping can only approximate the sound of a real violin duet. 00:00:20
44.   Joachim: Cadenza to the Violin Concerto by Brahms 00:00:44
45.   Now compare that with a real violin duet. 00:00:12
46.   Bartok: 44 Duos: I. Teasing Song 00:00:52
47.   Another duo by Bartok, demonstrating the violin's rich lower register 00:00:10
48.   Bartok: 44 Duos: II. Maypole Dance 00:00:40
49.   And now what may be the most beautiful accompanied violin duet in history 00:00:17
50.   Bach: Concerto in D Minor for two violins: II. Largo ma non tanto 00:06:43
51.   The soul of the violin is in song; but what about this weird passage 00:00:42
52.   Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major: II. Scherzo 00:00:34
53.   The use of harmonics in the orchestra can be both magical and unsettling. 00:00:29
54.   Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan": I. Langsam, schleppend (opening) 00:01:33
55.   Tchaikovsky's use of harmonics in The Sleeping Beauty is both strange and daring. 00:00:11
56.   Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty: Act II, No. 15: Entr'acte 00:00:33
57.   Ravel's harmonics in Mother Goose effect a magical transformation. 00:00:29
58.   Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): IV. Beauty and the Beast 00:00:36
59.   Stravinsky: The Firebird: Introduction 00:00:32
60.   The natural upper notes of the violins have a unique emotional "grab" 00:00:32
61.   Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra: Of the Afterworldsmen 00:00:55
62.   Still in their upper register, the violins unleash the energy of a young colt. 00:00:14
63.   Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge: V. Aria Italiana 00:01:10
64.   Elsewhere, Britten uses the same high register to create a very different mood. 00:00:11
65.   Britten: Peter Grimes: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: I. Dawn 00:01:08
66.   To end this outing with the violins, a charming little elfin dance 00:00:12
67.   Hellmesberger: Elfenreigen 00:01:29


Disc 2

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Introduction to the viola 00:00:42
2.   Telemann: Viola Concerto: I. Largo 00:02:46
3.   Khachaturian gets a very different sound from it: fuller, fruitier, more exotic. 00:00:14
4.   Khachaturian: Gayane Suite No. 1: III. Armen's Solo 00:01:15
5.   Very nearly the whole of the violin's upper register is also available to the viola. 00:00:39
6.   Britten: Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b 00:01:00
7.   Strauss: Don Quixote 00:01:03
8.   Berlioz: Harold in Italy: IV. Orgy of Brigands 00:02:00
9.   The muted viola: intimate, gentle, poignant in Dvorak 00:00:34
10.   Dvorak: Cypresses: IX. Thou Only Dear One 00:03:00
11.   The massed violas of the modern symphony orchestra in Mahler 00:00:40
12.   Mahler: Symphony No. 4: III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio 00:01:13
13.   The "period" viola in Bach 00:01:05
14.   Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: III. Allegro 00:05:18
15.   The cello: a voice of unique nobility 00:00:28
16.   Bach: Suite No. 1 for unaccompanied cello: I. Prelude 00:02:30
17.   Brahms and the "soul" of the cello 00:00:19
18.   Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B - Flat Major: III. Andante 00:01:04
19.   Most orchestral composers tend to emphasise the cello's lower register. 00:00:27
20.   Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Aria: Bereite dir, Jesu 00:03:03
21.   In the time of Beethoven the cello remained as fundamental as ever. 00:00:14
22.   Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica": IV. Finale 00:00:46
23.   But the cello is not condemned to spend its life in the basement. 00:00:33
24.   Popper: Elfentanz, Op. 39 00:02:55
25.   Not only in recital showpieces like that is the cello used in its highest register. 00:00:10
26.   Tavener: The Protecting Veil: opening 00:02:54
27.   A cello with an identity - crisis: the pizzicato Flamencan 00:00:15
28.   Tagell: Flamenco 00:02:48
29.   Double - stopping in the lower reaches of the cello's range 00:00:31
30.   Cassado: Solo Suite for Cello and Piano: Sardana 00:01:08
31.   It's in its middle register that the cello really comes into its own. 00:00:21
32.   Rachmaninov: Oriental Dance, Op. 2, No. 2 00:01:32
33.   Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: II. Andante con moto 00:00:54
34.   Beethoven: Symphony No. 9: IV. Finale 00:00:54
35.   Introduction to the double - bass 00:00:43
36.   Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: The Elephant 00:01:32
37.   But the double - bass can be intensely expressive and graceful. 00:00:10
38.   Bottesini: Elegy No. 1 in D Major 00:02:37
39.   Bottesini: Allegro di concerto, "Alla Mendelssohn" 00:00:47
40.   Bottesini: Capriccio di bravura 00:04:42
41.   Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan": III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen / Mahler: Symphony No. 3: I. Kraftig 00:01:33
42.   Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite: III. Kije's Wedding / Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act III 00:02:25
43.   Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: III. Allegro 00:01:20


Disc 3

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   The antiquity and magic of the flute 00:00:20
2.   Debussy: Prelude a l'apres - midi d'un faune 00:03:19
3.   The versatility and agility of the flute 00:00:21
4.   Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor: VII. Badinerie 00:01:18
5.   The flute in fifteenth - century Spain 00:00:24
6.   Anonymous: Sa'dawi 00:00:55
7.   Other flutes: the bass and alto 00:00:29
8.   Sallinen: Chamber Music II 00:01:12
9.   The Piccolo - aptly named 00:00:19
10.   Rameau: La Naissance d'Osiris: VI. Premier et deuxieme tambourin 00:00:47
11.   From a piccolo of the eighteenth century to one of its descendants in the twentieth 00:00:09
12.   Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra: II. Valse 00:00:54
13.   A variety of techniques 00:00:19
14.   Sallinen: Chamber Music II 00:00:31
15.   Flutter - tonguing. But Tchaikovsky got there eighty years before. 00:00:28
16.   Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act II, No. 2: Scene 00:00:44
17.   From the transverse to the vertical: the Baroque recorder 00:00:40
18.   Telemann: Recorder Suite in A Minor: Menuet II 00:02:12
19.   An unfamiliar, early vision of the instrument 00:00:23
20.   Baston: Naelden, Naelden 00:01:09
21.   The Bachian oboe 00:00:35
22.   Bach: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80: Duetto: Wie selig sind doch die 00:03:34
23.   Introduction to the cor anglais or 'English horn' 00:00:41
24.   Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World": II. Largo 00:01:24
25.   The loneliness of the cor anglais 00:00:11
26.   Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela 00:01:49
27.   The cor anglais joins the French horn in Haydn. 00:00:17
28.   Haydn: Symphony No. 22, "The Philosopher": I. Adagio 00:01:43
29.   Introduction to the oboe d'amore, beloved of Bach - but also of Ravel 00:00:22
30.   Ravel: Bolero 00:00:50
31.   Herrmann: The Egyptian: Violence / Janacek: Taras Bulba: The Death of Ostap 00:00:37
32.   Stravinsky: Petrushka: Peasant with Bear / Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique: V. Songe d'une nuit / Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act II 00:01:38
33.   As the high clarinets tend to be loud, so the bass tends to be soft 00:00:18
34.   Khachaturian: Gayane Suite No. 1: V. Gayane's Solo 00:00:54
35.   Stravinsky: Petrushka: The Blackamoor / Albeniz: Iberia: Almeria 00:01:44
36.   The range of the normal clarinet parts goes quite high... 00:00:14
37.   Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden: Scene 5: Melodrama 00:01:17
38.   ... .and quite low. 00:00:05
39.   Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf: The Cat 00:00:45
40.   The clarinet as concerto soloist 00:00:19
41.   Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major: III. Rondo 00:02:48
42.   But that's not the instrument Mozart wrote it for; this is: 00:00:16
43.   Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major: III. Rondo 00:02:47
44.   Introduction to the saxophone 00:02:47
45.   Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite: IV. The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon 00:01:03
46.   The soprano saxophone has quite a different feel to it 00:00:09
47.   Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: II. Minuet 00:01:17
48.   The little sopranino sax goes even higher 00:00:12
49.   Ravel: Bolero 00:00:53
50.   The most famous use of the saxophone is in an orchestration by Ravel 00:00:16
51.   Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition: The Old Castle 00:00:55
52.   The saxophone can be quite contagiously good - humoured. 00:00:11
53.   Wiedoeft: Sax - o - phun 00:00:22
54.   The puffa - puffa image of the bassoon 00:00:25
55.   Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf: Grandfather 00:00:46
56.   The Bachian bassoon, in accompanimental mode 00:00:20
57.   Bach: Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": Aria No. 1 00:01:19
58.   Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1: V. Les Dragons d'Alcala 00:00:56
59.   And Ravel, also in Spanish mode, does likewise 00:00:16
60.   Ravel: Bolero 00:00:59
61.   The bassoon as a voice of high seriousness, indeed desolate loneliness 00:00:15
62.   Bax: Symphony No. 3: I. Lento moderato 00:01:03
63.   The eerie bassoon in its highest register 00:00:15
64.   Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring: opening 00:00:58
65.   Stravinsky now draws on its lowest register, lonely and melancholy. 00:00:21
66.   Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919): Berceuse 00:01:01
67.   The bassoon as concerto soloist, avoiding all exaggeration 00:00:14
68.   Molter: Bassoon Concerto in G Minor: III. — 00:02:02
69.   The deep - voiced contra - bassoon, as a fairy - tale beast 00:00:28
70.   Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): IV. Beauty and the Beast 00:01:30
71.   The French Horn under its woodwind hat 00:00:25
72.   Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43: III. Praeludium - Tema con variazioni 00:01:42
73.   Now a more prominent role, in a woodwind quintet from an earlier era 00:00:12
74.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: II. Andante con variazioni 00:01:32
75.   The horn in harmonious blend with strings in another quintet 00:00:16
76.   Mozart: Horn Quintet in E - Flat Major, K. 407: III. Rondeau 00:03:55


Disc 4

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   The Trumpet as virtuoso soloist 00:01:02
2.   Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: III. Allegro assai 00:02:37
3.   The special brilliance of paired trumpets 00:00:19
4.   Vivaldi: Concerto in C for two trumpets, RV 537: I. Allegro 00:02:54
5.   The ceremonial trumpet 00:00:36
6.   Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man 00:01:25
7.   Trumpets and drums - an incomparable alliance 00:00:34
8.   Handel: Messiah: The Trumpet Shall Sound 00:04:10
9.   The versatility of the trumpet, from the most public to the most lonely 00:00:38
10.   Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F: II. Andante con moto - Adagio 00:01:14
11.   Gershwin: An American in Paris / Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale: The March 00:02:05
12.   Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2: II. Habanera 00:00:55
13.   The trumpet as the voice of strength and courage 00:00:13
14.   Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2: IV. Toreador's Song 00:02:20
15.   Stravinsky: Petrushka: The Blackamoor / Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite: I. The Birth of Kije 00:01:14
16.   Copland: Billy the Kid 00:01:16
17.   The trumpet as character actor 00:00:31
18.   Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle 00:02:25
19.   The trumpet as the voice of God 00:00:15
20.   Bach: Mass in B minor: Et expecto 00:04:35
21.   The birth of the trombone 00:00:38
22.   Anonymous: Aenmerckt nu hier 00:01:36
23.   The birth of the brass as a family 00:01:24
24.   Gabrieli: Canzon a 12 in Double Echo 00:03:18
25.   The trombone in the eighteenth century 00:00:36
26.   Albrechtsberger: Trombone Concerto in B - Flat Major: III. Finale 00:03:06
27.   Hoser: Romance for trombone and organ / Berlioz: Requiem: Dies Irae 00:02:18
28.   Liszt: Hosannah, S677/R409 00:01:20
29.   The trombones become part of the orchestra 00:00:47
30.   Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: IV. Allegro 00:02:46
31.   Wagner: Tannhauser: Overture 00:01:04
32.   The Trombone as caricaturist 00:00:13
33.   Stravinsky: Pulcinella: No. 19: Vivo 00:01:37
34.   Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: IV. Intermezzo interrotto 00:01:46
35.   The horn and the hunt 00:00:40
36.   Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat, K. 495: III. Rondo 00:03:39
37.   The challenging horn of the Baroque 00:00:42
38.   Rameau: Abaris ou les Boreades: II. Menuet 00:01:20
39.   The scarcity of first - rate players in Handel's time 00:00:24
40.   Handel: Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: Menuet 00:01:57
41.   Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919): Finale 00:00:59
42.   Horns and the sound of nobility 00:00:12
43.   Wagner: Tannhauser: Overture (opening) 00:00:56
44.   The special sound of the horn in its higher register 00:00:11
45.   Bach: Mass in B Minor: Quoniam tu solus sanctus 00:04:15
46.   The trumpet - like sound of massed horns 00:00:21
47.   Mahler: Symphony No. 3: I. Kraftig (opening) 00:00:38
48.   The tuba - unfairly maligned 00:00:49
49.   Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6: III. Vivace 00:01:07
50.   The tuba perfectly cast by Ravel 00:00:26
51.   Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Bydlo 00:03:00


Disc 5

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Introduction. And we begin with a bang. 00:01:02
2.   Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man / Beethoven: Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 (opening) 00:01:03
3.   At the opposite extreme is the triangle. 00:00:26
4.   Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E - Flat Major: Scherzo 00:01:21
5.   Categories of percussion: tuned and untuned. The side drum 00:00:36
6.   Rossini: La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture (opening) 00:00:52
7.   Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto (opening) 00:01:08
8.   The tambourine. One of the oldest instruments in the world 00:00:21
9.   Anonymous: Den hoboecken dans 00:01:43
10.   Even older is the originally oriental gong. 00:00:28
11.   Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): Laideronette 00:01:00
12.   Britten: Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b 00:01:00
13.   Satie: Gymnopedie No. 2 00:01:02
14.   Elgar: The Sanguine fan / Cymbals clashed softly / Cymbals struck singly / Cymbals stroked with wire brushes 00:01:28
15.   Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major (opening) / Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act I Scene 5 00:01:05
16.   Wood blocks 00:00:31
17.   Copland: Rodeo: IV. Hoe - Down 00:00:44
18.   Glinka: Jota aragonesa 00:01:09
19.   Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali: Damigella tutta bella 00:01:50
20.   A still earlier example from fifteenth - century Spain 00:00:30
21.   Traditional: Yo m'enamori d'un aire 00:01:06
22.   The birth of the bongo 00:00:33
23.   Bernstein: West Side Story (Symphonic Dances) 00:01:39
24.   Verdi: II Trovatore: Act II: Anvil Chorus 00:01:08
25.   Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite: III. On the Trail / Varese: Arcana 00:01:27
26.   Moncayo: Huapango 00:01:20
27.   Onwards to the tuned percussion. First, the timpani 00:00:14
28.   Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra: Introduction 00:01:48
29.   Mahler: Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection'": III. In ruhig fliessender Bewegung 00:00:29
30.   Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite: I. Sunrise / Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique: V. Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat 00:00:37
31.   Taking advantage of tunability 00:00:22
32.   Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta: II. Allegro 00:02:25
33.   Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: IV. Changing of the Guard 00:01:01
34.   Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: V. Carmen's Entrance and Habanera 00:01:15
35.   Saint - Saens and the xylophone 00:00:16
36.   Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: Fossils 00:01:18
37.   Ravel and the xylophone 00:00:11
38.   Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): Laideronette 00:02:37
39.   Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: III. First Intermezzo 00:00:38
40.   Introducing the vibraphone 00:00:20
41.   Steiner: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Narange dolce 00:01:25
42.   Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: V. Carmen's Entrance and Habanera 00:00:57
43.   Introducing the Hungarian cimbalom 00:00:23
44.   Traditional: Folk Dances 00:03:00
45.   The cimbalom and the symphony orchestra 00:00:10
46.   Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite : III. Song 00:01:30
47.   Introducing the tubular bells 00:00:17
48.   Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite: II. Viennese Musical Clock 00:02:04
49.   A more "up - front" approach from Rodion Shchedrin 00:00:06
50.   Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: I. Introduction 00:01:08
51.   Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia antartica": I. Prelude 00:00:38
52.   Introducing the celesta 00:00:14
53.   Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy 00:02:10
54.   Magic, in the use of collective percussion 00:00:19
55.   Ravels: Miroirs: V. La vallee des cloches 00:01:39
56.   Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: VI. Scene 00:01:25
57.   Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act II: Scene / Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 00:01:16
58.   The traditionally subservient role of the harpsichord in the Baroque orchestra 00:00:48
59.   Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: II. Andante 00:03:11
60.   Saint - Saens: Symphony No. 3, "Organ": II. Allegro moderato 00:01:28
61.   Stravinsky: Petrushka: Russian Dance 00:01:28
62.   The anti - Romantic piano as an integral part of the orchestra 00:00:23
63.   Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta: IV. Allegro molto 00:05:06


Disc 6

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Keyboard instruments in the orchestra - the most powerful of them all: 00:00:18
2.   Saint - Saens: Symphony No. 3, "Organ": II. Presto 00:01:49
3.   But things in Handel's day were very different. 00:00:15
4.   Handel: Organ Concerto in B - Flat Major, Op. 4, No. 3: IV. Gavotte 00:03:44
5.   The organ is difficult to classify. 00:00:24
6.   An unexpected, organ - related guest 00:00:14
7.   Boismortier: Concerto pour Zampogna: III. Allegro 00:00:14
8.   Peasant - fancying… and a touch of the roaming cowboy 00:00:40
9.   Schoenberg: Les Miserables: Drink with Me 00:01:02
10.   Mozart: German Dance, K. 603, No. 3 00:01:16
11.   Mahler: Symphony No. 4: I. Bedachtig, nicht eilen 00:00:47
12.   Mahler: Symphony No. 6, "Tragic": I. Heftig, aber markig 00:00:53
13.   Anderson: The Typewriter / Satie: Parade 00:02:46
14.   Varese: Integrales / Gershwin: An American in Paris / Anderson: Sandpaper Ballet 00:02:35
15.   Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia antartica": I. Prelude 00:01:42
16.   Strauss: Don Quixote: Variation VIII 00:01:13
17.   Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: III. Allegro gentile 00:00:56
18.   Seeger / Hays: Washington Breakdown 00:00:19
19.   Steiner: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Packing Up 00:00:18
20.   Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act II: No. 14 00:00:13
21.   Steiner: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: EI Desayuno 00:00:18
22.   The bongos and the congas and a whole wealth of other drums from Africa and Central America 00:00:26
23.   Evening Raga: Bhapoli 00:00:17
24.   Ferre: Paris cancaille 00:00:20
25.   Karas: The Third Man: Theme 00:00:25
26.   Traditional: Folk Dances 00:00:21
27.   Albeniz: Rondena 00:01:20
28.   Traditional: Svetit Mesiats 00:01:02
29.   Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia antartica": I. Prelude 00:01:27
30.   Debussy: Nocturnes: III. Sirenes 00:04:15
31.   Instruments and the imitation of nature. The clarinet as cuckoo 00:01:46
32.   Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: The Cuckoo 00:01:46
33.   The flute as an all - purpose aviary 00:00:14
34.   Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: The Aviary 00:01:08
35.   The oboe as duck 00:00:36
36.   Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf: The Duck 00:01:55
37.   The recording of reality. Does it work as well 00:00:12
38.   Respighi: The Pines of Rome: III. The Pines of the Janiculum 00:01:17
39.   The recording of reality electronically reborn in new guises 00:00:32
40.   Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus, "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra": II. Melankolia (Melancholy) 00:01:12
41.   Beethoven turns avian: cuckoo, nightingale, and quail 00:00:26
42.   Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral": II. Szene am Bach 00:01:12
43.   Some importable casting: the violin as braying donkey 00:00:33
44.   Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: Persons with Long Ears 00:00:47
45.   A truly orchestral hee - haw to be reckoned with 00:00:09
46.   Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture 00:00:29
47.   A thunderstorm in a million 00:00:17
48.   Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral": IV. Gewitter, Sturm 00:03:57
49.   The instrumental depiction of a silent world 00:02:07
50.   Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: The Aquarium 00:02:20
51.   Saint - Saens' menagerie takes a curtain call 00:00:24
52.   Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: Finale 00:02:09


Disc 7

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   The grouping of instrumental families. An additive approach. First, two violins. 00:01:20
2.   Bartok: 44 Duos: IV. Midsummer Night Song 00:00:47
3.   A greater contrast, of both pitch and character, violin and viola 00:00:27
4.   Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola in B - Flat Major, K. 424: finale: variations 1 and 2 00:02:18
5.   Arrival at the standard string trio: violin, viola and cello 00:00:12
6.   Schubert: String Trio in B - Flat Major: III. Menuetto 00:01:09
7.   The string quartet: two violins, viola and cello 00:00:12
8.   Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1: III. Scherzo 00:01:53
9.   The string quintet - when the extra instrument is a second viola 00:00:30
10.   Mozart: String Quintet No. 5 in D Major, K. 593: II. Adagio 00:02:21
11.   The string quintet - when the extra instrument is a second cello 00:00:19
12.   Schubert: String Quintet in C Major: III. Scherzo 00:02:12
13.   The string sextet: two violins, two violas, and two cellos 00:00:16
14.   Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B - Flat Major: II. Andante ma moderato 00:01:27
15.   The string octet: the standard string quartet times two 00:00:20
16.   Mendelssohn: Octet in E - Flat Major, Op. 20: movement 1 00:02:16
17.   Double the string octet: a fully fledged string orchestra 00:00:15
18.   Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 2: III. Allegro vivace 00:02:12
19.   The massed strings of a symphony orchestra 00:00:37
20.   Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis 00:02:58
21.   Contrasts of pitch and instrumental 'colour' in the woodwind section 00:00:44
22.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: Theme 00:01:10
23.   In the First Variation it's the horn that gets the lion's share 00:00:05
24.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: Variation 1 00:01:28
25.   In Variation Two the torch is handed to the bassoon 00:00:07
26.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: Variation 2 00:01:08
27.   In Variation Three the oboe leads 00:00:13
28.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: Variation 3 00:01:12
29.   Variation Four: conversation before returning to a solo - dominated texture 00:00:07
30.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: Variation 4 00:01:17
31.   And Variation Five is dominated by the clarinet 00:00:04
32.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: Variation 5 00:01:12
33.   The next to be featured is the virtuoso flute. 00:00:07
34.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: Variation 6 00:01:22
35.   Individual farewells and a closing chorus 00:00:19
36.   Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: Variation 7 00:00:40
37.   A mixed group: clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet, and double - bass 00:00:19
38.   Schubert: Octet in F Major, D. 803: III. Trio 00:02:01
39.   The early classical symphony orchestra of Haydn and Mozart 00:00:34
40.   Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201: IV. Allegro con spirito 00:03:32
41.   Strings, wind, but no brass. What Haydn and Mozart never knew 00:00:34
42.   Gabrieli: Canzon 28 00:01:39
43.   Beethoven's Fifth: two horns, two trumpets, and three trombones join the team 00:00:58
44.   Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: IV. Allegro 00:04:28
45.   From Beethoven to the massive orchestras of Berlioz, Wagner, and Mahler 00:00:27
46.   Beethoven changed the face of the symphony and the orchestra forever. 00:00:47
47.   Mahler: Symphony No. 6, "Tragic": I. Heftig, aber markig 00:01:44
48.   The cult of orchestral elephantiasis reaches its peak 00:01:04
49.   Brian: Symphony No. 1, "Gothic": VI. Te ergo quaesumus 00:01:43
50.   When large doesn't necessarily mean loud: Debussy 00:01:10
51.   Debussy: Images: I. Gigues 00:01:50
52.   A crisis of confidence; the orchestra's survival hangs in the balance, but it still develops. The ondes martenot: 00:02:41
53.   Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony: II. Chant d'amour I 00:01:14
54.   The advent of the "early music" movement brings a new vitality and freshness 00:00:57
55.   Lully: Ballet de Xerxes: Gavotte en rondeau 00:00:47
56.   Computer and synthesiser: friends or foes 00:01:35
57.   Bach: Concerto in D Minor for two violins: II. Largo ma non tanto 00:02:13
58.   Bach: Mass in B Minor: Dona nobis pacem 00:03:24

Total Playing Time: 07:55:17






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