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GREAT CLASSICAL SYMPHONIES (10-CD Box Set)

The word ‘symphony’ is used to describe an extended orchestral composition in Western classical music. By the eighteenth century the Italianate opera sinfonia—musical interludes between operas or concertos—had assumed the structure of three contrasting movements, and it is this form that is often considered as the direct forerunner of the orchestral symphony. With the rise of established professional orchestras, the symphony assumed a more prominent place in concert life between 1790 and 1820 until it eventually came to be regarded by many as the yardstick by which one would measure a composer’s achievement.

Without doubt, the most important symphonists of the latter part of the eighteenth century are Haydn and Mozart. Often credited with expanding the symphonic form to the four movements we are familiar with today, these two composers are together responsible for over 160 symphonies including those commonly regarded as the apex of the Classical symphonic form—Haydn’s London symphonies and Mozart’s Jupiter and Linz. A few years later, Beethoven dramatically expanded the symphony, in so doing forming the bridge between the Classical and Romantic eras. His Eroica symphony has a scale and emotional range that sets it apart from earlier works, while his Symphony No 5 is arguably the most famous symphony ever written.



Disc 1

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, Hob.I:45, "Farewell"
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro assai 00:05:41
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:07:39
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegretto 00:03:52
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto - Adagio 00:08:05
  Symphony No. 88 in G Major, Hob.I:88
5.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro 00:06:40
6.   Play with flash player II. Largo 00:05:34
7.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegretto 00:04:13
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito 00:03:52
  Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob.I:92, "Oxford"
9.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso 00:07:34
10.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:08:13
11.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegro 00:05:41
12.   Play with flash player IV. Presto 00:06:03


Disc 2

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 94 in G Major, Hob.I:94, "The Surprise"
1.   Play with flash player I. Adagio: Vivace assai 00:08:45
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:05:33
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuet: Allegro molto 00:05:03
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro molto 00:04:18
  Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob.I:100, "Military"
5.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro 00:07:51
6.   Play with flash player II. Allegretto 00:06:18
7.   Play with flash player III. Menuet: Moderato 00:05:11
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto 00:05:31
  Symphony No. 101 in D Major, Hob.I:101, "The Clock"
9.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Presto 00:08:07
10.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:07:51
11.   Play with flash player III. Menuet: Allegretto 00:07:55
12.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Vivace 00:04:43


Disc 3

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 95 in C Minor, Hob.I:95
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:06:18
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante cantabile 00:04:38
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuet 00:04:51
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Vivace 00:03:48
  Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major, Hob.I:103, "Drumroll"
5.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro con spirito 00:09:15
6.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:07:56
7.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegro 00:04:45
8.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro con spirito 00:06:01
  Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hob.I:104, "London"
9.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro 00:08:22
10.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:09:29
11.   Play with flash player III. Menuet - Trio 00:05:26
12.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Spiritoso 00:06:53


Disc 4

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 96 in D Major, Hob.I:96, "The Miracle"
1.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro 00:06:34
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:05:06
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegretto 00:05:01
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Vivace assai 00:03:40
  Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major, Hob.I:98
5.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro 00:08:22
6.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:06:53
7.   Play with flash player III. Menuet: Allegro 00:06:08
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto 00:09:17
  Symphony No. 102 in B-Flat Major, Hob.I:102
9.   Play with flash player I. Largo - Allegro vivace 00:08:54
10.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:05:41
11.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegro 00:06:36
12.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto 00:05:06


Disc 5

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con brio 00:07:42
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:03:49
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto 00:03:28
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro 00:05:13
  Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, "Haffner"
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con spirito 00:05:34
6.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:04:29
7.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto - Trio 00:03:00
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto 00:03:57
  Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter"
9.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivace 00:11:22
10.   Play with flash player II. Andante cantabile 00:11:24
11.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegretto 00:04:45
12.   Play with flash player IV. Molto allegro 00:09:29


Disc 6

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, "Prague"
1.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro 00:13:23
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:08:40
3.   Play with flash player III. Finale: Presto 00:06:18
  Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543
4.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro 00:10:56
5.   Play with flash player II. Andante con moto 00:07:12
6.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegretto 00:03:58
7.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro 00:04:14
  Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
8.   Play with flash player I. Allegro molto 00:07:31
9.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:07:45
10.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegretto 00:04:38
11.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro assai 00:05:06


Disc 7

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:07:31
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:08:58
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto 00:03:02
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro con spirito 00:04:53
  Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivace 00:07:50
6.   Play with flash player II. Andante di molto 00:06:59
7.   Play with flash player III. Allegro molto 00:04:14
  Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, "Linz"
8.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso 00:10:44
9.   Play with flash player II. Poco adagio 00:06:58
10.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto 00:03:35
11.   Play with flash player IV. Presto 00:08:11


Disc 8

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con brio 00:16:58
2.   Play with flash player II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai 00:12:52
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 00:05:53
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro molto 00:11:35
  Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivace e con brio 00:09:17
6.   Play with flash player II. Allegretto scherzando 00:03:50
7.   Play with flash player III. Tempo di menuetto 00:05:51
8.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro vivace 00:07:44


Disc 9

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con brio 00:07:15
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante con moto 00:09:21
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro 00:08:33
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro 00:10:41
  Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"
5.   Play with flash player I. Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside: Allegro ma non troppo 00:11:06
6.   Play with flash player II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso 00:12:05
7.   Play with flash player III. Happy gathering of villagers: Allegro 00:04:59
8.   Play with flash player IV. Thunder - storm: Allegro 00:03:54
9.   Play with flash player V. Shepherd's song. Grateful thanks to the Almighty after the storm: Allegretto 00:09:53


Disc 10

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Schiller, Friedrich von, lyricist(s)

  Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 'Choral'
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso 00:14:44
2.   Play with flash player II. Molto vivace 00:13:46
3.   Play with flash player III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato 00:13:05
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto 00:23:19

Total Playing Time: 12:28:42






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Haydn, Franz Joseph; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Lyricist(s):
Schiller, Friedrich von

Conductor(s):
Drahos, Béla; Wordsworth, Barry

Orchestra(s):
Capella Istropolitana; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia

Choir(s):
Nicolaus Esterházy Chorus

Artist(s):
Donose, Ruxandra; Fink, Manfred; Otelli, Claudio; Papian, Hasmik

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.501060

Barcode: 730099106047

Release Date: 04/2012

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