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Instruments of the Orchestra (The) (Siepmann)

The Instruments of the Orchestra
Author and Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann

7 CDs
208-page booklet
Naxos 8.558040-46
ISBN: 1-84379-042-4

Instruments of the orchestra, yes. But not just instruments in the orchestra. This is a set of portraits in depth, featuring individual instruments in many contexts (orchestral, chamber, folk, solo, operatic, cinematic, even jazz and avant-garde music) and in pieces from the Middle Ages to the present. Joining regular orchestra members are such exotic visitors as the eerie ondes martenot, the wind machine, banjos, bagpipes, coconuts, typewriters, six-shooters, taxi horns, and migrating swans - and the hundreds of examples range from illustrative snippets to entire movements. The first CD is devoted entirely to the violin, and the last to the greatest instrument of all, the orchestra itself.

This intoxicating, energetic, and remarkably informative survey of musical instruments is unprecedented in its scope and achievement. All the lively descriptions are followed by striking musical examples, of which there are over 200, spanning all eras, styles, and genres. As well as a full transcript of the text, the comprehensive booklet contains clear illustrations and background historical information on each instrument.


Disc 1

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Play with flash player Wagner: Tannhauser: Overture 00:02:06
2.   Play with flash player Anonymous: Domna, pos vos ay chausida 00:00:28
3.   Play with flash player We don't merely use instruments, we play on them. And they play on us. 00:01:19
4.   Play with flash player Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 7 00:01:39
5.   Play with flash player The violin is one of the most tender and beautiful instruments ever invented. 00:00:45
6.   Play with flash player Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major: II. Adagio 00:01:08
7.   Play with flash player But for a long time it was seen as the instrument of the devil. 00:00:17
8.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale: Triumphal March of the Devil 00:00:45
9.   Play with flash player The manipulative seductiveness of the gypsy violin 00:00:43
10.   Play with flash player Anonymous: Csardas Music 00:03:33
11.   Play with flash player The violin and the imitation of nature 00:00:23
12.   Play with flash player Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Spring: I. Allegro 00:00:35
13.   Play with flash player Birds are again evoked in the second concerto, especially music's natural favourite. 00:00:09
14.   Play with flash player Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Summer: I. Allegro non molto 00:00:41
15.   Play with flash player Like the devil, the violin is a master of disguise. 00:00:18
16.   Play with flash player Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin 00:01:55
17.   Play with flash player The menacing sensuality of Ravel's Tzigane; a very different side of the violin: 00:00:15
18.   Play with flash player Ravel: Tzigane 00:00:51
19.   Play with flash player Do we now have the true measure of this instrument Not just yet. 00:00:15
20.   Play with flash player Paganini: Caprice No. 24 00:00:48
21.   Play with flash player Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4: III. Presto / Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor 00:01:57
22.   Play with flash player Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge: VIII. Moto Perpetuo 00:01:06
23.   Play with flash player Prokofiev's tremolo in Romeo and Juliet should not be heard just before bedtime 00:00:22
24.   Play with flash player Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act IV 00:00:46
25.   Play with flash player Vivaldi uses it to illustrate the shivering of travellers crossing the ice. 00:00:14
26.   Play with flash player Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter: I. Allegro non molto 00:00:57
27.   Play with flash player The violin muted 00:00:31
28.   Play with flash player Debussy: Clair de lune 00:01:41
29.   Play with flash player The gentleness of muted strings persists even when a whole orchestra plays. 00:00:30
30.   Play with flash player Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante 00:01:26
31.   Play with flash player The pizzicato violin 00:00:38
32.   Play with flash player Strauss: Pizzicato Polka 00:02:29
33.   Play with flash player In Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, the accompaniment is pizzicato. 00:00:26
34.   Play with flash player Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor: II. Andante assai 00:02:02
35.   Play with flash player Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon / Warlock: Capriol Suite: III. Tordion / Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act I 00:03:09
36.   Play with flash player Holst: The Planets: I. Mars: The Bringer of War 00:01:27
37.   Play with flash player Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C Major for unaccompanied violin: II. Fugue 00:02:09
38.   Play with flash player Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 4 00:03:51
39.   Play with flash player Double - stopping is a standard feature of a lot of folk music. 00:00:14
40.   Play with flash player Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Autumn: I. Allegro 00:00:37
41.   Play with flash player Now the same technique, but the sound might have come from another world. 00:00:30
42.   Play with flash player Ravel: Bolero 00:00:49
43.   Play with flash player Double - stopping can only approximate the sound of a real violin duet. 00:00:20
44.   Play with flash player Joachim: Cadenza to the Violin Concerto by Brahms 00:00:44
45.   Play with flash player Now compare that with a real violin duet. 00:00:12
46.   Play with flash player Bartok: 44 Duos: I. Teasing Song 00:00:52
47.   Play with flash player Another duo by Bartok, demonstrating the violin's rich lower register 00:00:10
48.   Play with flash player Bartok: 44 Duos: II. Maypole Dance 00:00:40
49.   Play with flash player And now what may be the most beautiful accompanied violin duet in history 00:00:17
50.   Play with flash player Bach: Concerto in D Minor for two violins: II. Largo ma non tanto 00:06:43
51.   Play with flash player The soul of the violin is in song; but what about this weird passage 00:00:42
52.   Play with flash player Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major: II. Scherzo 00:00:34
53.   Play with flash player The use of harmonics in the orchestra can be both magical and unsettling. 00:00:29
54.   Play with flash player Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan": I. Langsam, schleppend (opening) 00:01:33
55.   Play with flash player Tchaikovsky's use of harmonics in The Sleeping Beauty is both strange and daring. 00:00:11
56.   Play with flash player Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty: Act II, No. 15: Entr'acte 00:00:33
57.   Play with flash player Ravel's harmonics in Mother Goose effect a magical transformation. 00:00:29
58.   Play with flash player Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): IV. Beauty and the Beast 00:00:36
59.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: The Firebird: Introduction 00:00:32
60.   Play with flash player The natural upper notes of the violins have a unique emotional "grab" 00:00:32
61.   Play with flash player Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra: Of the Afterworldsmen 00:00:55
62.   Play with flash player Still in their upper register, the violins unleash the energy of a young colt. 00:00:14
63.   Play with flash player Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge: V. Aria Italiana 00:01:10
64.   Play with flash player Elsewhere, Britten uses the same high register to create a very different mood. 00:00:11
65.   Play with flash player Britten: Peter Grimes: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: I. Dawn 00:01:08
66.   Play with flash player To end this outing with the violins, a charming little elfin dance 00:00:12
67.   Play with flash player Hellmesberger: Elfenreigen 00:01:29


Disc 2

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Play with flash player Introduction to the viola 00:00:42
2.   Play with flash player Telemann: Viola Concerto: I. Largo 00:02:46
3.   Play with flash player Khachaturian gets a very different sound from it: fuller, fruitier, more exotic. 00:00:14
4.   Play with flash player Khachaturian: Gayane Suite No. 1: III. Armen's Solo 00:01:15
5.   Play with flash player Very nearly the whole of the violin's upper register is also available to the viola. 00:00:39
6.   Play with flash player Britten: Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b 00:01:00
7.   Play with flash player Strauss: Don Quixote 00:01:03
8.   Play with flash player Berlioz: Harold in Italy: IV. Orgy of Brigands 00:02:00
9.   Play with flash player The muted viola: intimate, gentle, poignant in Dvorak 00:00:34
10.   Play with flash player Dvorak: Cypresses: IX. Thou Only Dear One 00:03:00
11.   Play with flash player The massed violas of the modern symphony orchestra in Mahler 00:00:40
12.   Play with flash player Mahler: Symphony No. 4: III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio 00:01:13
13.   Play with flash player The "period" viola in Bach 00:01:05
14.   Play with flash player Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: III. Allegro 00:05:18
15.   Play with flash player The cello: a voice of unique nobility 00:00:28
16.   Play with flash player Bach: Suite No. 1 for unaccompanied cello: I. Prelude 00:02:30
17.   Play with flash player Brahms and the "soul" of the cello 00:00:19
18.   Play with flash player Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B - Flat Major: III. Andante 00:01:04
19.   Play with flash player Most orchestral composers tend to emphasise the cello's lower register. 00:00:27
20.   Play with flash player Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Aria: Bereite dir, Jesu 00:03:03
21.   Play with flash player In the time of Beethoven the cello remained as fundamental as ever. 00:00:14
22.   Play with flash player Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica": IV. Finale 00:00:46
23.   Play with flash player But the cello is not condemned to spend its life in the basement. 00:00:33
24.   Play with flash player Popper: Elfentanz, Op. 39 00:02:55
25.   Play with flash player Not only in recital showpieces like that is the cello used in its highest register. 00:00:10
26.   Play with flash player Tavener: The Protecting Veil: opening 00:02:54
27.   Play with flash player A cello with an identity - crisis: the pizzicato Flamencan 00:00:15
28.   Play with flash player Tagell: Flamenco 00:02:48
29.   Play with flash player Double - stopping in the lower reaches of the cello's range 00:00:31
30.   Play with flash player Cassado: Solo Suite for Cello and Piano: Sardana 00:01:08
31.   Play with flash player It's in its middle register that the cello really comes into its own. 00:00:21
32.   Play with flash player Rachmaninov: Oriental Dance, Op. 2, No. 2 00:01:32
33.   Play with flash player Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: II. Andante con moto 00:00:54
34.   Play with flash player Beethoven: Symphony No. 9: IV. Finale 00:00:54
35.   Play with flash player Introduction to the double - bass 00:00:43
36.   Play with flash player Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: The Elephant 00:01:32
37.   Play with flash player But the double - bass can be intensely expressive and graceful. 00:00:10
38.   Play with flash player Bottesini: Elegy No. 1 in D Major 00:02:37
39.   Play with flash player Bottesini: Allegro di concerto, "Alla Mendelssohn" 00:00:47
40.   Play with flash player Bottesini: Capriccio di bravura 00:04:42
41.   Play with flash player Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan": III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen / Mahler: Symphony No. 3: I. Kraftig 00:01:33
42.   Play with flash player Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite: III. Kije's Wedding / Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act III 00:02:25
43.   Play with flash player Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: III. Allegro 00:01:20


Disc 3

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Play with flash player The antiquity and magic of the flute 00:00:20
2.   Play with flash player Debussy: Prélude à l'après - midi d'un faune 00:03:19
3.   Play with flash player The versatility and agility of the flute 00:00:21
4.   Play with flash player Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor: VII. Badinerie 00:01:18
5.   Play with flash player The flute in fifteenth - century Spain 00:00:24
6.   Play with flash player Anonymous: Sa'dawi 00:00:55
7.   Play with flash player Other flutes: the bass and alto 00:00:29
8.   Play with flash player Sallinen: Chamber Music II 00:01:12
9.   Play with flash player The Piccolo - aptly named 00:00:19
10.   Play with flash player Rameau: La Naissance d'Osiris: VI. Premier et deuxieme tambourin 00:00:47
11.   Play with flash player From a piccolo of the eighteenth century to one of its descendants in the twentieth 00:00:09
12.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra: II. Valse 00:00:54
13.   Play with flash player A variety of techniques 00:00:19
14.   Play with flash player Sallinen: Chamber Music II 00:00:31
15.   Play with flash player Flutter - tonguing. But Tchaikovsky got there eighty years before. 00:00:28
16.   Play with flash player Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act II, No. 2: Scene 00:00:44
17.   Play with flash player From the transverse to the vertical: the Baroque recorder 00:00:40
18.   Play with flash player Telemann: Recorder Suite in A Minor: Menuet II 00:02:12
19.   Play with flash player An unfamiliar, early vision of the instrument 00:00:23
20.   Play with flash player Baston: Naelden, Naelden 00:01:09
21.   Play with flash player The Bachian oboe 00:00:35
22.   Play with flash player Bach: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80: Duetto: Wie selig sind doch die 00:03:34
23.   Play with flash player Introduction to the cor anglais or 'English horn' 00:00:41
24.   Play with flash player Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World": II. Largo 00:01:24
25.   Play with flash player The loneliness of the cor anglais 00:00:11
26.   Play with flash player Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela 00:01:49
27.   Play with flash player The cor anglais joins the French horn in Haydn. 00:00:17
28.   Play with flash player Haydn: Symphony No. 22, "The Philosopher": I. Adagio 00:01:43
29.   Play with flash player Introduction to the oboe d'amore, beloved of Bach - but also of Ravel 00:00:22
30.   Play with flash player Ravel: Bolero 00:00:50
31.   Play with flash player Herrmann: The Egyptian: Violence / Janacek: Taras Bulba: The Death of Ostap 00:00:37
32.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: Petrushka: Peasant with Bear / Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique: V. Songe d'une nuit / Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act II 00:01:38
33.   Play with flash player As the high clarinets tend to be loud, so the bass tends to be soft 00:00:18
34.   Play with flash player Khachaturian: Gayane Suite No. 1: V. Gayane's Solo 00:00:54
35.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: Petrushka: The Blackamoor / Albeniz: Iberia: Almeria 00:01:44
36.   Play with flash player The range of the normal clarinet parts goes quite high... 00:00:14
37.   Play with flash player Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden: Scene 5: Melodrama 00:01:17
38.   Play with flash player ... .and quite low. 00:00:05
39.   Play with flash player Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf: The Cat 00:00:45
40.   Play with flash player The clarinet as concerto soloist 00:00:19
41.   Play with flash player Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major: III. Rondo 00:02:48
42.   Play with flash player But that's not the instrument Mozart wrote it for; this is: 00:00:16
43.   Play with flash player Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major: III. Rondo 00:02:47
44.   Play with flash player Introduction to the saxophone 00:02:47
45.   Play with flash player Kodaly: Háry János Suite: IV. The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon 00:01:03
46.   Play with flash player The soprano saxophone has quite a different feel to it 00:00:09
47.   Play with flash player Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: II. Minuet 00:01:17
48.   Play with flash player The little sopranino sax goes even higher 00:00:12
49.   Play with flash player Ravel: Bolero 00:00:53
50.   Play with flash player The most famous use of the saxophone is in an orchestration by Ravel 00:00:16
51.   Play with flash player Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition: The Old Castle 00:00:55
52.   Play with flash player The saxophone can be quite contagiously good - humoured. 00:00:11
53.   Play with flash player Wiedoeft: Sax - o - phun 00:00:22
54.   Play with flash player The puffa - puffa image of the bassoon 00:00:25
55.   Play with flash player Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf: Grandfather 00:00:46
56.   Play with flash player The Bachian bassoon, in accompanimental mode 00:00:20
57.   Play with flash player Bach: Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": Aria No. 1 00:01:19
58.   Play with flash player Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1: V. Les Dragons d'Alcala 00:00:56
59.   Play with flash player And Ravel, also in Spanish mode, does likewise 00:00:16
60.   Play with flash player Ravel: Bolero 00:00:59
61.   Play with flash player The bassoon as a voice of high seriousness, indeed desolate loneliness 00:00:15
62.   Play with flash player Bax: Symphony No. 3: I. Lento moderato 00:01:03
63.   Play with flash player The eerie bassoon in its highest register 00:00:15
64.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring: opening 00:00:58
65.   Play with flash player Stravinsky now draws on its lowest register, lonely and melancholy. 00:00:21
66.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919): Berceuse 00:01:01
67.   Play with flash player The bassoon as concerto soloist, avoiding all exaggeration 00:00:14
68.   Play with flash player Molter: Bassoon Concerto in G Minor: III. — 00:02:02
69.   Play with flash player The deep - voiced contra - bassoon, as a fairy - tale beast 00:00:28
70.   Play with flash player Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): IV. Beauty and the Beast 00:01:30
71.   Play with flash player The French Horn under its woodwind hat 00:00:25
72.   Play with flash player Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43: III. Praeludium - Tema con variazioni 00:01:42
73.   Play with flash player Now a more prominent role, in a woodwind quintet from an earlier era 00:00:12
74.   Play with flash player Reicha: Wind Quintet in A Minor, Op. 100, No. 5: II. Andante con variazioni 00:01:32
75.   Play with flash player The horn in harmonious blend with strings in another quintet 00:00:16
76.   Play with flash player Mozart: Horn Quintet in E - Flat Major, K. 407: III. Rondeau 00:03:55


Disc 4

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Play with flash player The Trumpet as virtuoso soloist 00:01:02
2.   Play with flash player Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: III. Allegro assai 00:02:37
3.   Play with flash player The special brilliance of paired trumpets 00:00:19
4.   Play with flash player Vivaldi: Concerto in C for two trumpets, RV 537: I. Allegro 00:02:54
5.   Play with flash player The ceremonial trumpet 00:00:36
6.   Play with flash player Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man 00:01:25
7.   Play with flash player Trumpets and drums - an incomparable alliance 00:00:34
8.   Play with flash player Handel: Messiah: The Trumpet Shall Sound 00:04:10
9.   Play with flash player The versatility of the trumpet, from the most public to the most lonely 00:00:38
10.   Play with flash player Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F: II. Andante con moto - Adagio 00:01:14
11.   Play with flash player Gershwin: An American in Paris / Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale: The March 00:02:05
12.   Play with flash player Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2: II. Habanera 00:00:55
13.   Play with flash player The trumpet as the voice of strength and courage 00:00:13
14.   Play with flash player Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2: IV. Toreador's Song 00:02:20
15.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: Petrushka: The Blackamoor / Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite: I. The Birth of Kije 00:01:14
16.   Play with flash player Copland: Billy the Kid 00:01:16
17.   Play with flash player The trumpet as character actor 00:00:31
18.   Play with flash player Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle 00:02:25
19.   Play with flash player The trumpet as the voice of God 00:00:15
20.   Play with flash player Bach: Mass in B minor: Et expecto 00:04:35
21.   Play with flash player The birth of the trombone 00:00:38
22.   Play with flash player Anonymous: Aenmerckt nu hier 00:01:36
23.   Play with flash player The birth of the brass as a family 00:01:24
24.   Play with flash player Gabrieli: Canzon a 12 in Double Echo 00:03:18
25.   Play with flash player The trombone in the eighteenth century 00:00:36
26.   Play with flash player Albrechtsberger: Trombone Concerto in B - Flat Major: III. Finale 00:03:06
27.   Play with flash player Hoser: Romance for trombone and organ / Berlioz: Requiem: Dies Irae 00:02:18
28.   Play with flash player Liszt: Hosannah, S677/R409 00:01:20
29.   Play with flash player The trombones become part of the orchestra 00:00:47
30.   Play with flash player Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: IV. Allegro 00:02:46
31.   Play with flash player Wagner: Tannhauser: Overture 00:01:04
32.   Play with flash player The Trombone as caricaturist 00:00:13
33.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: Pulcinella: No. 19: Vivo 00:01:37
34.   Play with flash player Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: IV. Intermezzo interrotto 00:01:46
35.   Play with flash player The horn and the hunt 00:00:40
36.   Play with flash player Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat, K. 495: III. Rondo 00:03:39
37.   Play with flash player The challenging horn of the Baroque 00:00:42
38.   Play with flash player Rameau: Abaris ou les Boréades: II. Menuet 00:01:20
39.   Play with flash player The scarcity of first - rate players in Handel's time 00:00:24
40.   Play with flash player Handel: Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: Menuet 00:01:57
41.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919): Finale 00:00:59
42.   Play with flash player Horns and the sound of nobility 00:00:12
43.   Play with flash player Wagner: Tannhauser: Overture (opening) 00:00:56
44.   Play with flash player The special sound of the horn in its higher register 00:00:11
45.   Play with flash player Bach: Mass in B Minor: Quoniam tu solus sanctus 00:04:15
46.   Play with flash player The trumpet - like sound of massed horns 00:00:21
47.   Play with flash player Mahler: Symphony No. 3: I. Kraftig (opening) 00:00:38
48.   Play with flash player The tuba - unfairly maligned 00:00:49
49.   Play with flash player Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6: III. Vivace 00:01:07
50.   Play with flash player The tuba perfectly cast by Ravel 00:00:26
51.   Play with flash player Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Bydlo 00:03:00


Disc 5

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Play with flash player Introduction. And we begin with a bang. 00:01:02
2.   Play with flash player Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man / Beethoven: Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 (opening) 00:01:03
3.   Play with flash player At the opposite extreme is the triangle. 00:00:26
4.   Play with flash player Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E - Flat Major: Scherzo 00:01:21
5.   Play with flash player Categories of percussion: tuned and untuned. The side drum 00:00:36
6.   Play with flash player Rossini: La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture (opening) 00:00:52
7.   Play with flash player Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto (opening) 00:01:08
8.   Play with flash player The tambourine. One of the oldest instruments in the world 00:00:21
9.   Play with flash player Anonymous: Den hoboecken dans 00:01:43
10.   Play with flash player Even older is the originally oriental gong. 00:00:28
11.   Play with flash player Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): Laideronette 00:01:00
12.   Play with flash player Britten: Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b 00:01:00
13.   Play with flash player Satie: Gymnopedie No. 2 00:01:02
14.   Play with flash player Elgar: The Sanguine fan / Cymbals clashed softly / Cymbals struck singly / Cymbals stroked with wire brushes 00:01:28
15.   Play with flash player Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major (opening) / Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act I Scene 5 00:01:05
16.   Play with flash player Wood blocks 00:00:31
17.   Play with flash player Copland: Rodeo: IV. Hoe - Down 00:00:44
18.   Play with flash player Glinka: Jota aragonesa 00:01:09
19.   Play with flash player Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali: Damigella tutta bella 00:01:50
20.   Play with flash player A still earlier example from fifteenth - century Spain 00:00:30
21.   Play with flash player Traditional: Yo m'enamori d'un aire 00:01:06
22.   Play with flash player The birth of the bongo 00:00:33
23.   Play with flash player Bernstein: West Side Story (Symphonic Dances) 00:01:39
24.   Play with flash player Verdi: II Trovatore: Act II: Anvil Chorus 00:01:08
25.   Play with flash player Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite: III. On the Trail / Varese: Arcana 00:01:27
26.   Play with flash player Moncayo: Huapango 00:01:20
27.   Play with flash player Onwards to the tuned percussion. First, the timpani 00:00:14
28.   Play with flash player Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra: Introduction 00:01:48
29.   Play with flash player Mahler: Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection'": III. In ruhig fliessender Bewegung 00:00:29
30.   Play with flash player Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite: I. Sunrise / Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique: V. Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat 00:00:37
31.   Play with flash player Taking advantage of tunability 00:00:22
32.   Play with flash player Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta: II. Allegro 00:02:25
33.   Play with flash player Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: IV. Changing of the Guard 00:01:01
34.   Play with flash player Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: V. Carmen's Entrance and Habanera 00:01:15
35.   Play with flash player Saint - Saens and the xylophone 00:00:16
36.   Play with flash player Saint - Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: Fossils 00:01:18
37.   Play with flash player Ravel and the xylophone 00:00:11
38.   Play with flash player Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): Laideronette 00:02:37
39.   Play with flash player Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: III. First Intermezzo 00:00:38
40.   Play with flash player Introducing the vibraphone 00:00:20
41.   Play with flash player Steiner: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Narange dolce 00:01:25
42.   Play with flash player Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: V. Carmen's Entrance and Habanera 00:00:57
43.   Play with flash player Introducing the Hungarian cimbalom 00:00:23
44.   Play with flash player Traditional: Folk Dances 00:03:00
45.   Play with flash player The cimbalom and the symphony orchestra 00:00:10
46.   Play with flash player Kodaly: Háry János Suite : III. Song 00:01:30
47.   Play with flash player Introducing the tubular bells 00:00:17
48.   Play with flash player Kodaly: Háry János Suite: II. Viennese Musical Clock 00:02:04
49.   Play with flash player A more "up - front" approach from Rodion Shchedrin 00:00:06
50.   Play with flash player Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: I. Introduction 00:01:08
51.   Play with flash player Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia antartica": I. Prelude 00:00:38
52.   Play with flash player Introducing the celesta 00:00:14
53.   Play with flash player Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy 00:02:10
54.   Play with flash player Magic, in the use of collective percussion 00:00:19
55.   Play with flash player Ravels: Miroirs: V. La vallee des cloches 00:01:39
56.   Play with flash player Shchedrin: Carmen Suite: VI. Scene 00:01:25
57.   Play with flash player Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act II: Scene / Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 00:01:16
58.   Play with flash player The traditionally subservient role of the harpsichord in the Baroque orchestra 00:00:48
59.   Play with flash player Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: II. Andante 00:03:11
60.   Play with flash player Saint - Saens: Symphony No. 3, "Organ": II. Allegro moderato 00:01:28
61.   Play with flash player Stravinsky: Petrushka: Russian Dance 00:01:28
62.   Play with flash player The anti - Romantic piano as an integral part of the orchestra 00:00:23
63.   Play with flash player Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta: IV. Allegro molto 00:05:06


Disc 6

  Instruments of the Orchestra
1.   Play with flash player Keyboard instruments in the orchestra - the most powerful of them all: 00:00:18
2.   Play with flash player Saint - Saens: Symphony No. 3, "Organ": II. Presto 00:01:49
3.   Play with flash player But things in Handel's day were very different. 00:00:15
4.   Play with flash player Handel: Organ Concerto in B - Flat Major, Op. 4, No. 3: IV. Gavotte 00:03:44
5.   Play with flash player The organ is difficult to classify. 00:00:24
6.   Play with flash player An unexpected, organ - related guest 00:00:14
7.   Play with flash player Boismortier: Concerto pour Zampogna: III. Allegro 00:00:14
8.   Play with flash player Peasant - fancying… and a touch of the roaming cowboy 00:00:40
9.   Play with flash player Schoenberg: Les Miserables: Drink with Me 00:01:02
10.   Play with flash player Mozart: German Dance, K. 603, No. 3 00:01:16
11.   Play with flash player Mahler: Symphony No. 4: I. Bedachtig, nicht eilen 00:00:47
12.   Play with flash player Mahler: Symphony No. 6, "Tragic": I. Heftig, aber markig 00:00:53
13.   Play with flash player Anderson: The Typewriter / Satie: Parade 00:02:46
14.   Play with flash player Varese: Integrales / Gershwin: An American in Paris / Anderson: Sandpaper Ballet 00:02:35
15.   Play with flash player Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia antartica": I. Prelude 00:01:42
16.   Play with flash player Strauss: Don Quixote: Variation VIII 00:01:13
17.   Play with flash player Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: III. Allegro gentile 00:00:56
18.   Play with flash player Seeger / Hays: Washington Breakdown 00:00:19
19.   Play with flash player Steiner: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Packing Up 00:00:18
20.   Play with flash player Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act II: No. 14 00:00:13
21.   Play with flash player Steiner: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: EI Desayuno 00:00:18
22.   Play with flash player The bongos and the congas and a whole wealth of other drums from Africa and Central America 00:00:26
23.   Play with flash player Evening Raga: Bhapoli 00:00:17
24.   Play with flash player Ferre: Paris cancaille 00:00:20
25.   Play with flash player Karas: The Third Man: Theme 00:00:25
26.   Play with flash player Traditional: Folk Dances 00:00:21
27.   Play with flash player Albeniz: Rondena 00:01:20
28.   Play with flash player Traditional: Svetit Mesiats 00:01:02
29.   Play with flash player Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia antartica": I. Prelude 00:01:27
30.   Play with flash player Debussy: Nocturnes: III. Sirenes 00:04:15
31.   Play with flash player Instruments and the imitation of nature. The clarinet as cuckoo 00:01:46
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