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DISCOVER THE SYMPHONY (2008 edition)

'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 Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Brahms, Mahler, Sibelius, Elgar, Shostakovich, Lutoslawski and others.

2 CDs with 160-page booklet:
- 25,000-word essay
- Timeline of events in symphonic music, history, art & literature


From modest beginnings in eighteenth-century Italy, the symphony soon developed into the highest form of western instrumental music at the hands of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The symphony became a big, public form that used the community of the orchestra to address the community of the audience. After two and a half centuries of the most varied masterpieces, the symphony still remains an ideal means for the individual voice to convey a world of ideas and feelings to a wide audience. Discover the Symphony, comprising two CDs and a 100-page booklet, traces the colourful and exciting story of a musical form that has expressed the most intimate emotions of the greatest composers and at the same time reflected the fascinating and often turbulent state of the world in which they lived.


Disc 1

Sammartini, Giovanni Battista

  Symphony in D Major, J-C 16
1.   I. Alla breve 00:02:10
2.   II. Andante sempre piano 00:02:52
3.   III. Presto 00:01:18

Stamitz, Johann

  Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 4, No. 6 (Wolf Eb5) (excerpts)
4.   I. Allegro maestoso 00:03:47
5.   II. Adagio 00:05:58

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 22 in E-Flat Major, Hob.I:22, "The Philosopher" (excerpts)
6.   III. Menuetto 00:03:11
7.   IV. Finale: Presto 00:02:55

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, "Haffner": IV. Finale: Presto
8.   Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, "Haffner": IV. Finale: Presto 00:03:48
  Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter": II. Andante cantabile
9.   Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter": II. Andante cantabile 00:11:21

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hob.I:104, "London": I. Adagio - Allegro
10.   Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hob.I:104, "London": I. Adagio - Allegro 00:08:18

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
11.   Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace 00:14:21

Schubert, Franz

  Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished": I. Allegro moderato
12.   Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished": I. Allegro moderato 00:14:45


Disc 2

Berlioz, Hector

  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (excerpts)
1.   II. Un Bal: Valse - Allegro non troppo 00:06:12
2.   IV. Marche au supplice: Allegretto non troppo 00:04:41

Brahms, Johannes

  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: II. Adagio non troppo
3.   Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: II. Adagio non troppo 00:09:39

Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich

  Symphony No. 2 in B Minor: I. Allegro
4.   Symphony No. 2 in B Minor: I. Allegro 00:06:51

Mahler, Gustav

  Symphony No. 10: Adagio (excerpt)
5.   Symphony No. 10: Adagio (excerpt) 00:06:28

Sibelius, Jean

  Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52: III. Moderato: Allegro (ma non tanto)
6.   Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52: III. Moderato: Allegro (ma non tanto) 00:08:41

Elgar, Edward

  Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: III. Rondo
7.   Symphony No. 2 in E - Flat Major, Op. 63: III. Rondo 00:08:06

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: II. Allegro
8.   Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: II. Allegro 00:04:13

Copland, Aaron

  Symphony No. 3: I. Molto moderato
9.   Symphony No. 3: I. Molto moderato 00:10:31

Lutosławski, Witold

  Symphony No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace
10.   Symphony No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace 00:05:16

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, Hob.I:45, "Farewell": IV. Finale: Presto - Adagio (conclusion)
11.   Symphony No. 45 in F - Sharp Minor, Hob.I:45, "Farewell": IV. Finale: Presto - Adagio (conclusion) 00:05:46

Total Playing Time: 02:31:08






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Berlioz, Hector; Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich; Brahms, Johannes; Copland, Aaron; Elgar, Edward; Haydn, Franz Joseph; Lutosławski, Witold; Mahler, Gustav; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Sammartini, Giovanni Battista; Schubert, Franz; Shostakovich, Dmitry; Sibelius, Jean; Stamitz, Johann

Conductor(s):
Alsop, Marin; Downes, Edward; Drahos, Bela; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Halasz, Michael; Judd, James; Mallon, Kevin; Sakari, Petri; Slovak, Ladislav; Talmi, Yoav; Ward, Nicholas; Wit, Antoni; Wordsworth, Barry

Orchestra(s):
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia; Northern Chamber Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Aradia Ensemble

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Discover

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558208-09

Barcode: 0636943820827

Physical Release: 07/2008

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