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Discover Music of the Romantic Era

    

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Polish Ambition – Antoni Wit Talks to Jeremy Siepmann

Discover Music of the Romantic Era

The 'Discover' series opens the door to key areas of classical music. Through a combination of illustrative music tracks and a richly filled booklet, the exploration is both revealing and enjoyable.

Includes music by Beethoven, Berlioz, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, Rossini. Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Rachmaninov, and many others.
Author: David McCleery
2 CDs with 160-page booklet:

  • 20,000-word essay
  • Timeline of events in music, history, art & literature
  • Illustrated throughout

Amidst a background of wars and revolution, the nineteenth century produced many of the world's best-loved composers. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Tchaikovsky are just some of the many familiar names whose music was shaped by the events of period: Discover Music of the Romantic Era charts the course of music through these turbulent but exhilarating times. The 160-page booklet includes a light-hearted but authoritative essay telling the fascinating, often scandalous life-stories of the nineteenth century's greatest composers. It describes how they created musical history, and their many different styles are illustrated by two-and-a-half hours of carefully chosen music contained on two CDs.



Disc 1

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio
1.   Symphony No. 3 in E - Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio 00:16:58

Berlioz, Hector

  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: IV. Marche au supplice (March to the Scaffold)
2.   Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: IV. Marche au supplice (March to the Scaffold) 00:04:41

Liszt, Franz

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, S124/R455: Allegro maestoso - Tempo giusto
3.   Piano Concerto No. 1 in E - Flat Major, S124/R455: Allegro maestoso - Tempo giusto 00:05:14

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Polonaise No. 8 in D Minor, Op. 71, No. 1
4.   Polonaise No. 8 in D Minor, Op. 71, No. 1 00:06:06

Schubert, Franz
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, lyricist(s)

  Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
5.   Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118 00:03:14

Mendelssohn, Felix

  The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave"
6.   The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave" 00:10:53

Schumann, Robert

  Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44: IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
7.   Piano Quintet in E - Flat Major, Op. 44: IV. Allegro, ma non troppo 00:07:08

Brahms, Johannes

  Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
8.   Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 00:05:16

Rossini, Gioachino
Ferretti, Jacopo, lyricist(s)

  La cenerentola (Cinderella): Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto
9.   La Cenerentola: Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto 00:07:43

Donizetti, Gaetano
Cammarano, Salvadore, lyricist(s)

  Lucia di Lammermoor: Spargi d'amaro pianto
10.   Lucia di Lammermoor: Spargi d'amaro pianto 00:03:55

Verdi, Giuseppe
Du Locle, Camille / Méry, François-Joseph, lyricist(s)

  Don Carlo: E lui … Dio che nell'alma infondere
11.   Don Carlo: E lui … Dio che nell'alma infondere 00:07:28


Disc 2

Wagner, Richard

  Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod (excerpt)
1.   Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod (excerpt) 00:08:46

Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich

  Kamarinskaya
2.   Kamarinskaya 00:06:16

Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich

  Symphony No. 2 in B Minor: I. Allegro
3.   Symphony No. 2 in B Minor: I. Allegro 00:06:54

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique": II. Allegro con grazia
4.   Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique": II. Allegro con grazia 00:08:38

Smetana, Bedřich

  Ma vlast (My Fatherland): No. 2. Vltava (Moldau)
5.   Ma vlast (My Fatherland): No. 2. Vltava (Moldau) 00:13:12

Dvořák, Antonín

  Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
6.   Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1 00:03:46

Fauré, Gabriel

  Romance in B-Flat Major, Op. 28
7.   Romance in B - Flat Major, Op. 28 00:05:36

Grieg, Edvard

  Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King
8.   Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King 00:02:35

Mahler, Gustav

  Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan": III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
9.   Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan": III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen 00:10:02

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
10.   Prelude in C - Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 00:04:42

Elgar, Edward

  Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 9 (Nimrod)
11.   Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 9 (Nimrod) 00:03:35

Total Playing Time: 02:32:38






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Berlioz, Hector; Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich; Brahms, Johannes; Chopin, Fryderyk; Donizetti, Gaetano; Dvořák, Antonín; Elgar, Edward; Fauré, Gabriel; Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich; Grieg, Edvard; Liszt, Franz; Mahler, Gustav; Mendelssohn, Felix; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Rossini, Gioachino; Schubert, Franz; Schumann, Robert; Smetana, Bedřich; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich; Verdi, Giuseppe; Wagner, Richard

Lyricist(s):
Cammarano, Salvadore; Du Locle, Camille; Ferretti, Jacopo; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Méry, François-Joseph

Conductor(s):
Bramall, Anthony; Dohnányi, Oliver; Drahos, Béla; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Halász, Michael; Humburg, Will; Hurst, George; Košler, Zdeněk; Maksymiuk, Jerzy; Morandi, Pier Giorgio; Talmi, Yoav; Wildner, Johannes; Wit, Antoni

Orchestra(s):
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Kodály Quartet

Choir(s):
Hungarian State Opera Chorus

Artist(s):
Aragall, Giacomo; Banowetz, Joseph; Biret, Idil; Devoyon, Pascal; Hill, Peter; Jandó, Jenő; Kang, Dong-Suk; Orgonasova, Luba; Podles, Ewa; Russell, Lynda; Tumagian, Eduard

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos; Instrumental; Opera; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558155-56

Barcode: 0636943815526

Physical Release: 01/2005

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