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HENLEY, D.: Story of Classical Music (The) (UK version)

    

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HENLEY, D.: Story of Classical Music (The) (UK version)

This lively recording is a perfect way to introduce classical music to the entire family. It looks at the music through the lives of the great composers and their environment, from the churches and cathedrals that produced the familiar sound of Gregorian chant, to Johann Sebastian Bach, the family man composing for the glory of God, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the child prodigy, genius and prankster who wrote some of the finest music ever yet was buried in a pauper’s grave. The story will be taken to the composers of the twenty-first century. This unusual and special production by the two most important brand names in classical music includes more than 100 musical examples taken from the extensive Naxos catalogue.



Disc 1

  The Story of Classical Music
1.   The Story of Classical Music 00:02:14
  The Medieval Period (600-1490)
2.   The Year 600: Music in Churches 00:02:06
3.   Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) 00:02:31
  The Renaissance Period (1490-1600)
4.   Medieval to Renaissance: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6 - 1594) 00:02:37
5.   The Birth of Opera: Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643) / Franciscus Bossinensis (fl. 1510) 00:03:45
  The Baroque Period (1600-1750)
6.   Into the 17th Century: Jean - Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687) 00:03:04
7.   London: Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) 00:02:10
8.   Germany: Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706) 00:02:05
9.   Italy: Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1715) 00:02:04
10.   Germany: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) 00:06:51
11.   George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759) 00:08:03
12.   Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1750) 00:02:16
13.   Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) 00:04:30
  The Classical Period (1750-1830)
14.   The Classical Period: An Explanation 00:01:56
15.   Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788) 00:01:24
16.   Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787) 00:01:33
17.   Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) 00:06:21
18.   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) 00:05:21
19.   Mozart's great works 00:05:33
20.   Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) 00:04:22
21.   Beethoven's great works 00:04:58
  The Romantic Period (1830-1900)
22.   Background History 00:02:22


Disc 2

  The Romantic Period (Continued)
1.   The composer as a star 00:01:28
2.   Nicolo Paganini (1782 - 1840) 00:02:48
3.   Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868) 00:02:04
4.   Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826) 00:02:04
5.   Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) 00:04:48
6.   Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869) 00:04:13
7.   Fryderyk Chopin (1810 - 1849) 00:04:58
8.   Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) 00:05:51
9.   Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886) 00:02:02
10.   Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) 00:01:35
11.   Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896) 00:01:33
12.   Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) 00:04:32
13.   Max Bruch (1838 - 1920) 00:02:39
14.   Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896) 00:01:37
15.   Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) 00:03:48
16.   Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) 00:04:13
17.   Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) 00:01:16
18.   The Waltz: The Strauss Family 00:04:18
19.   Camille Saint - Saens (1835 - 1921) 00:04:42
20.   Leo Delibes (1836 - 1891) 00:01:04
21.   Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875) 00:02:01
22.   Russia, the National Voice and the 'Mighty Handful' 00:02:10
23.   Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887) 00:01:25
24.   Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) 00:04:28
25.   Nikolay Rimsky - Korsakov (1844 - 1908) 00:03:47
26.   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) 00:05:16


Disc 3

  The Romantic Period (Continued)
1.   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (continued) 00:03:33
2.   Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904) 00:02:58
3.   Norway: Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907) 00:02:54
4.   England: Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900) 00:03:29
5.   France: Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912) 00:02:45
  The Late Romantics, Impressionists and Others
6.   Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924) 00:02:17
7.   Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) 00:02:42
8.   Spain: Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909) 00:02:04
9.   Industrial progress 00:00:45
10.   England: Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) 00:05:25
11.   Italy: Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924) 00:04:09
12.   Austria: Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911) 00:01:53
13.   France: Paul Dukas (1865 - 1935) 00:01:26
14.   Erik Satie (1866 - 1925) 00:01:54
15.   Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) 00:02:26
16.   Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949) 00:02:02
17.   Finland: Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957) 00:02:05
18.   England: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) 00:03:06
19.   Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934) 00:02:05
20.   Russia: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943) 00:03:33
  New Directions in the 20th Century
21.   Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) 00:02:05
22.   Russia: Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) 00:03:23
23.   Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) 00:06:04
24.   Hungary: Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945) 00:02:30
25.   Zoltan Kodaly (1882 - 1967) 00:01:10
26.   Austria: Anton Webern (1883 - 1945) 00:02:25
27.   Carl Orff (1895 - 1982) 00:01:36
28.   Joaquin Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) 00:01:06
29.   USA: George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) 00:05:06


Disc 4

  New Directions in the 20th Century (Continued)
1.   Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990) 00:02:54
2.   Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981) 00:01:43
  After the Second World War
3.   Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990) 00:01:56
4.   England: William Walton (1902 - 1983) 00:02:39
5.   Russia: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) 00:04:17
6.   England: Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) 00:01:56
7.   France: Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963) 00:02:59
  Composers of the Avant-Garde
8.   France and USA: Edgard Varese (1883 - 1965) 00:02:19
9.   USA: John Cage (1912 - 1992) 00:01:52
  Minimalism
10.   England: John Tavener (b. 1944) 00:01:54
11.   USA: Philip Glass (b. 1937) 00:01:51
  Film Music
12.   Hans Zimmer (b. 1957) 00:01:32
13.   Howard Shore (b. 1946) 00:01:17
14.   John Williams (b. 1932) 00:01:43
  Epilogue
15.   Epilogue 00:01:12

Total Playing Time: 04:29:46






Author(s):
Henley, Darren

Reader(s):
Jones, Aled

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Non-Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA331012FM

Barcode: 9789626343142

Physical Release: 2004

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