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Discover Music of the Classical Era

    

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Discover Music of the Classical 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 Mozart, Haydn, Stamitz, J.C. Bach, Boccherini, Gluck, Gossec, C.P.E. Bach and others.

Author: Stephen Johnson
2 CDs with 100-page booklet:

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

In music, the period from the middle of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth is usually referred to as the ‘Classical’ Era. This was a period in which the art, literature and architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome were being rediscovered and re-evaluated, which in turn strongly influenced the ‘modern’ art of the time. But this was also a period of immense social change and political unrest, with challenges to the old established order culminating in the French Revolution of 1789. Discover Music of the Classical Era, comprising 2 CDs and a 100-page booklet, shows how all this was reflected in the music written during those turbulent but also intensely creative years.



Disc 1

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  String Quartet in F Major, Op. 3, No. 5: II. Andante cantabile
1.   String Quartet in F Major, Op. 3, No. 5: II. Andante cantabile 00:05:04
  Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, "Farewell": I. Allegro assai
2.   Symphony No. 45 in F - Sharp Minor, "Farewell": I. Allegro assai 00:05:40

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

  Sinfonia in C Major, Wq. 182/3, H. 659 (excerpts)
3.   I. Allegro assai 00:02:50
4.   II. Adagio 00:03:12

Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von

  Sinfonia in A Minor, "The Delirium of the Composers": IV. Presto (non troppo)
5.   Sinfonia in A Minor, "The Delirium of the Composers": IV. Presto (non troppo) 00:04:33

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Piano Sonata (Andante and Variations) in F Minor, Hob.XVII:6, "Un piccolo divertimento"
6.   Piano Sonata (Andante and Variations) in F Minor, Hob.XVII:6, "Un piccolo divertimento" 00:14:56

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491: I. Allegro
7.   Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491: I. Allegro 00:12:52

Stamitz, Carl

  Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Major: II. Andante moderato
8.   Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Major: II. Andante moderato 00:06:10

Stamitz, Johann

  Symphony in D Major, Op. 3, No. 2: I. Presto
9.   Symphony in D Major, Op. 3, No. 2: I. Presto 00:03:08

Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg

  Prelude and Fugue for 4 Hands in C Major
10.   Prelude and Fugue for 4 Hands in C Major 00:05:01

Mozart, Leopold

  Trombone Concerto in G Major: III. Allegro
11.   Trombone Concerto in G Major: III. Allegro 00:05:09

Boccherini, Luigi

  Cello Concerto in G Major, G. 480: II. Adagio
12.   Cello Concerto No. 7 in G Major, G. 480: II. Adagio 00:06:36


Disc 2

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Serenade No. 6 in D Major, K. 239, “Serenata notturna”: II. Menuetto - Trio
1.   Serenade No. 6 in D Major, K. 239, “Serenata notturna”: II. Menuetto - Trio 00:04:17

Haydn, Franz Joseph
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Mass No. 11 in D Minor, Hob.XVII/11, "Nelson Mass", "Imperial Mass", "Coronation Mass": Kyrie
2.   Mass No. 11 in D Minor, Hob.XVII/11, "Nelson Mass", "Imperial Mass", "Coronation Mass": Kyrie 00:04:25

Bach, Johann Christian

  Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 2, "Overture to Lucio Silla": III. Presto
3.   Sinfonia in B - Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 2, "Overture to Lucio Silla": III. Presto 00:01:48

Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Calzabigi, Ranieri, lyricist(s)

  Orfeo ed Euridice (excerpts)
4.   Act I Scene 1: Ah, se intorno a quest'urna funesta (Chorus) 00:03:06
5.   Act III Scene 1: Che faro senza Euridice ( Orfeo) 00:03:29

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Schikaneder, Emanuel, lyricist(s)

  Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: In diesen heil'gen Hallen (Sarastro)
6.   Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: In diesen heil'gen Hallen (Sarastro) 00:03:55
7.   Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: Der Holle Rache... (Queen of the Night) 00:02:54

Gossec, Francois-Joseph
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Grande Messe des morts (excerpts)
8.   Dies irae: Grave maestoso 00:03:21
9.   Tuba mirum: Grave - Allegretto 00:04:15

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 94 in G Major, Hob.I:94, "The Surprise": II. Andante
10.   Symphony No. 94 in G Major, "Surprise": II. Andante 00:05:34
  String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, Hob.III/38, "The Joke": IV. Finale
11.   String Quartet in E - Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, Hob.III/38, "The Joke": IV. Finale 00:03:36
  String Quartet in D Major, Op. 33, No. 6, Hob.III/42: III. Scherzo: Allegretto
12.   String Quartet in D Major, Op. 33, No. 6, Hob.III/42: III. Scherzo: Allegretto 00:02:16

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  String Quartet No. 16 in E-Flat Major, K. 428: IV. Allegro vivace
13.   String Quartet No. 16 in E - Flat Major, K. 428: IV. Allegro vivace 00:05:29

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Da Ponte, Lorenzo, lyricist(s)

  Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492, Act I: No. 3 - Se vuol ballare (Figaro)
14.   Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492, Act I: No. 3 - Se vuol ballare (Figaro) 00:02:42
  Don Giovanni, K. 527: Act I Scene 20: Finale
15.   Act I Scene 20: Riposate, vezzose ragazze 00:01:14
16.   Act I Scene 20: Venite pur avanti 00:04:05
17.   Act I Scene 20: Ecco il birbo 00:01:45
18.   Act I Scene 20: Trema, trema o scellerato! 00:02:12

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: IV. Allegro assai
19.   Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: IV. Allegro assai 00:05:05

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1: I. Allegro
20.   Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1: I. Allegro 00:05:37
  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: IV. Allegro molto
21.   Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: IV. Allegro molto 00:06:41

Total Playing Time: 02:32:57






Composer(s):
Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel; Bach, Johann Christian; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Boccherini, Luigi; Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von; Gluck, Christoph Willibald; Gossec, Francois-Joseph; Haydn, Franz Joseph; Mozart, Leopold; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Stamitz, Carl; Stamitz, Johann

Lyricist(s):
Calzabigi, Ranieri; Da Ponte, Lorenzo; Mass Text; Schikaneder, Emanuel

Conductor(s):
Armstrong, Donald; Benda, Christian; Drahos, Béla; Fasolis, Diego; Gmur, Hanspeter; Grodd, Uwe; Halász, Michael; Halstead, Anthony; Ostman, Arnold; Sobotka, Wolfgang; Wordsworth, Barry

Orchestra(s):
Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Concentus Hungaricus; Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra; New Zealand Chamber Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Northern Sinfonia; Radio Svizzera Italiana Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Éder Quartet; Kodály Quartet

Choir(s):
Drottningholm Theatre Chorus; Hungarian Radio Chorus; Radio Svizzera Choir, Lugano

Artist(s):
Azesberger, Kurt; Berkes, Kalman; Biel, Ann-Christine; Daniel, Boaz; Girolami, Renato; Holzer, Robert; Hugh, Tim; Jandó, Jenő; Kerl, Torsten; Kwon, Hellen; Loukianetz, Viktoria; Payne, Joseph; Payne, Phoebe; Pieczonka, Adrianne; Raimondi, Ildiko; Rydl, Kurt; Schorg, Regina; Sima, Gabriele; Skovhus, Bo; Trudel, Alain

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Concertos; Instrumental; Opera; Orchestral

Period: Baroque; Classical

Catalogue No: 8.558180-81

Barcode: 636943818022

Physical Release: 10/2005

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