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FAWKES, R.: History of Classical Music (The) (Unabridged)

    

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FAWKES, R.: History of Classical Music (The) (Unabridged)

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music—many musical expressions are also explained—with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years.



Disc 1

  The Early, Medieval and Renaissance Periods
1.   The Sound Of Gregorian Chant - Gregorian Chant For Good Friday 00:04:53
2.   Plainsong: The Ambrosian Chant - Ambrosian Chant 00:00:59
3.   The Dorian, Phrygian And Lydian Modes 00:01:27
4.   Hildegard Of Bingen - Heavenly Revelations 00:02:06
5.   The Gothic Age ... Leonin And Perotin - The Spirits Of England And France 1 - Music Of The Later Mid 00:04:16
6.   The Motet - The Spirits Of England And France 1 - Music Of The Later Middle Ages For Court And Churc 00:03:50
7.   The Troubadour Tradition - Alfonso X, ' El Sabio ' 00:05:41
8.   Guillaume De Machaut - De Machaut - La Messe De Nostre Dame 00:02:43
9.   The Madrigal - Francesco Landini - A Song For Francesco Landini 00:05:16
10.   Guillaume Dufay And Johannes Ockeghem - Dufay - Chansons 00:09:53
11.   The Agincourt Carol - Medieval Carols 00:02:37
12.   The Renaissance - Giovanni Pierluigi De Palestrina - Palestrina - Missa Sine Nomine 00:06:01
13.   The High Renaissance In England 00:09:04
14.   The French Chanson And The Madrigal In Italy And England - French Chansons 00:06:04
15.   John Dowland - Dowland 00:06:25
16.   Andrea And Giovanni Gabrieli - Sonata 00:03:11


Disc 2

  The Baroque Period (c1600-1750) / The Classical Period (c1750-1800)
1.   The Birth Of Opera - Purcell - The Fairy Queen 00:03:53
2.   Claudio Monteverdi And The Growth Of Opera - Montaverdi 00:09:39
3.   Music in England - Henry Purcell - Te Deum 00:05:24
4.   George Frideric Handel 00:02:04
5.   Church Music In The Baroque - The Oratorio And The Cantata 00:04:17
6.   Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantatas 00:05:58
7.   The Development Of Keys 00:02:56
8.   Music For Keyboards - Suites For Harpsichord Nos 6, 8 & 11 - The Well Tempered Clavier - The Great O 00:05:39
9.   The Violin 00:02:36
10.   The Development Of The Solo Concerto - Vivaldi - Cello Concerti Vol 1 00:05:02
11.   The Age Of Reason - The Classical Period 00:01:51
12.   Sonata Form 00:02:52
13.   The Symphony - Von Dittersdorf - Sinfonias On Ovid's Metamorphoses 00:03:04
14.   Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphonies Nos 6, 7, 8, 82, 96 & 100 - String Quartets 00:07:03
15.   Wolgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos 12, 14 & 21 - String Quartets - The Magic Flute 00:04:55
16.   Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo & Euridice - Don Giovanni - Cosi Fan Tutte - Requim 00:05:36
17.   Ludwig Van Beethoven - String Quartets Op 18, 5 & 6 - Piano Sonatas Nos 8, 14, & 23 - Symphony No 9 00:06:22


Disc 3

  The Romantic Period (c1827-1900)
1.   The Concept Of Romanticism - Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 5 00:02:48
2.   Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique 00:04:33
3.   Franz Schubert - Lieder - Piano Quintet ' The Trout ' - Symphony No 8 00:05:27
4.   The Piano 00:01:24
5.   Frederic Chopin - Rondos, Variations, Mazurkas - Polonaises Opp 26, 40, 44 & 53 00:02:53
6.   Robert Schumann - Romantic Piano Favourites Vol. 3 - Cello Concerto 00:03:56
7.   Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No 9 (From The New World) 00:03:24
8.   Edvard Grieg - Wedding Day At Troldhaugen - Piano Concerto In A Minor 00:02:56
9.   France - Cesar Franck - Symphonic Variations 00:01:50
10.   Russia - The Mighty Handful - Polovtsian Dances 00:03:12
11.   Franz Liszt - A Faust Symphony 00:02:26
12.   Anton Bruckner - Symphony No 4 00:02:28
13.   Johannes Brahms - Symphony No 1 00:02:37
14.   Gustav Mahler - Das Lied Von Der Erde - Symphony No 5 00:05:26
15.   Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky - Overtures After Shakespeare - Symphony No 6 00:04:34
16.   Felix Mendelssohn And The Concerto - Violin Concerto 00:01:33
17.   The Amateur Choral Tradition - German Requiem 00:02:00
18.   Opera - Gioacchino Rossini - The Barber Of Seville 00:03:13
19.   Grand Opera - Giacomo Meyerbeer - Majestic Marches 00:01:20
20.   Bel Canto - Vincenzo Bellini And Gaetano Donizetti - Favourite Suprano Arias - L' Elisir D'Amore 00:04:57
21.   Jacques Offenbach - Can - Can And Other Dances From The Underworld 00:01:44
22.   Georges Bizet - Carmen (Highlights ) 00:01:39
23.   Giuseppe Verdi - Opera Choruses - Rigoletto (Highlights) 00:03:03
24.   Giacomo Puccini - La Boheme (Highlights) 00:02:16
25.   Opera In Germany - Carl Maria Von Weber - German Romantic Overtures 00:02:17
26.   Richard Wagner - German Romantic Overtures - Tristan Und Isolde (Orchestral Highlights) 00:05:01


Disc 4

  The Twentieth Century
1.   Isms - Stravinsky - The Rite Of Spring 00:02:44
2.   Claude Debussy And Impressionism - La Mer 00:03:20
3.   New Directions 00:01:50
4.   Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite - The Rite Of Spring 00:04:28
5.   Arnold Schoenberg And Serialism - Sechs Kleine Klavierstucke 00:05:11
6.   Olivier Messiaen - Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus 00:01:00
7.   Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier 00:03:20
8.   Gustav Holst - The Planets (Jupiter) 00:02:34
9.   Edward Elgar - 'Enigma' Variations - Cello Concerto 00:02:57
10.   Jean Sibelius - Swan Of Tuonela - Symphony No 5 00:04:04
11.   Ralpph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No 6 00:00:52
12.   Sergey Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No 2 00:02:12
13.   Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No 10 - String Quartet 00:03:46
14.   Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No 1 'Classical' 00:02:03
15.   Post WW1 France - Les Six - Violin Sonata 00:02:27
16.   The Folk Music Heritage And Nationalism 00:01:05
17.   Poland - Karol Szymanowski - Symphony No 3 00:01:07
18.   Hungary - Bela Bartok - Concerto For Orchestra 00:02:53
19.   Czechoslovakia - Leos Janacek And Bohuslav Martinu - Sinfonetta 00:03:04
20.   United States - Charles Ives And Aaron Copland - Billy The Kid 00:04:06
21.   South America - Heitor Villa - Lobos - Latin American Classics Vol. 1 00:01:34
22.   Spain - Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto De Aranjuez 00:01:11
23.   Other Directions - The Far East And Film Music 00:03:13
24.   New Sounds - Edgard Varese And Pierre Boulez - Varese: Deserts - Boulez: Piano Sonata No 2 00:06:30
25.   Minimalism - Steve Reich, Philip Glass And John Adams - New York Counterpoint 00:01:06
26.   Henryk Gorecki - Symphony No 3 00:01:36
27.   Michael Tippett - Ritual Dances From Midsummer Marriage 00:01:52
28.   Benjamin Britten - War Requim 00:03:36
29.   At The Close Of The 20th Century - Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten For Strings And Bell 00:03:57

Total Playing Time: 05:12:12






Author(s):
Fawkes, Richard

Reader(s):
Powell, Robert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Series: Histories

Genre: Arts

Catalogue No: NA414012

Barcode: 9789626341407

Boxset: NAX25712

Physical Release: 08/1997

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