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HENLEY, D.: More Famous Composers (Alsop, USA) (Unabridged)


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HENLEY, D.: More Famous Composers (Alsop, USA) (Unabridged)

Naxos AudioBook

The first volume of Famous Composers written by Darren Henley and read by Marin Alsop, the American conductor, won a prestigious Audie in the US. Here, Henley and the Naxos AudioBooks team bring the combination of an entertaining but informative ‘life’ and numerous musical selections to a further set of six composers.

Disc 1

1.   Introduction 00:03:15
  George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
2.   George Frideric Handel 00:07:52
3.   The Water Music and Fireworks Music 00:04:21
4.   A Music Duel and a Bad Temper 00:04:49
5.   The Messiah, Zadok the Priest and a Recorder Sonata 00:07:24
  Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
6.   Franz Josef Haydn 00:06:37
7.   String Quartets and Piano Sonatas 00:02:29
8.   The Nelson Mass and Concerto for Trumpet 00:03:27
9.   His Biggest Achievement - The Symphonies 00:07:37
10.   His Final Symphony and a Requiem 00:04:04
  Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
11.   Felix Mendelssohn 00:03:24
12.   The Octet and a Midsummer Night's Dream 00:04:48
13.   Mendelssohn the Conductor 00:01:59
14.   Hebrides Overture, Scottish and Italian Symphonies 00:05:00
15.   The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and in England 00:03:20
16.   The Violin Concerto and Piano Concerto No. 1 00:03:58

Disc 2

  Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
1.   Frederic Chopin 00:05:25
2.   Chopin in Paris, Mazurkas and Piano Concertos 00:04:45
3.   Preludes, Minute Waltz, George Sand and Bad Weather 00:05:51
4.   England and Back and A Funeral 00:03:26
  Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
5.   Sergei Rachmaninov 00:05:38
6.   An Opera and Symphonic Disaster 00:05:01
7.   Silence. 2nd Piano Concerto and 2nd Symphony 00:04:59
8.   3rd Piano Concerto and Paganini Variations 00:04:41
9.   4th Piano Concerto, Homesickness and Motor Cars 00:05:17
  John Williams (1932- )
10.   John Williams 00:04:53
11.   Collaboration with Spielberg - ET, Jaws, Superman, Star Wars, The Sugarland Express/Jaws 00:04:12
12.   John Williams talks about Star Wars 00:02:02
13.   Harry Potter and Schindler's List 00:06:01

Total Playing Time: 02:16:35

Henley, Darren

Alsop, Marin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA242212

Barcode: 9789626344224

Physical Release: 03/2007

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