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Art and Music: Turner - Music of His Time


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Art and Music: Turner - Music of His Time

Art and Music
Turner - Music of His Time

Music by J.C. Bach, Haydn, Field, Weber, Paganini, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Berlioz
Author: Hugh Griffith
1 CD with full-colour, illustrated, explanatory booklet
Naxos 8.558116

In the final period of his life, the paintings of J.M.W Turner (1775-1851) baffled his public with the daring originality of their colours. But by then he was already a great British institution and revered as the greatest landscape painter of the age. On this CD, the world of Turner is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of his time. Inside, Hugh Griffith provides explanatory notes on his life and musical environment.

As soon as it is revealed that Turner was friendly with the organist and composer John Danby, who very likely fostered in the painter a love of music, a new dimension to his art is uncovered. Direct connections between his paintings and works by Berlioz and Mendelssohn, for example, draw the two worlds together, and encourage a broader perspective of each.

Bach, Johann Christian

  Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 2, "Overture to Lucio Silla"
1.   Allegro assai 00:03:27
2.   Andante 00:04:12
3.   Presto 00:01:46

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hob.I:104, "London": I. Adagio - Allegro
4.   Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hob.I:104, "London": I. Adagio - Allegro 00:08:21
  String Quartet No. 59 in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3, Hob.III:74, "The Rider": IV. Finale
5.   String Quartet No. 59 in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3, Hob.III:74, "The Rider": IV. Finale 00:05:40

Field, John

  Nocturne No. 1 in E-Flat Major
6.   Nocturne No. 1, E flat 00:03:49

Weber, Carl Maria von

  Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor: Rondo: Allegretto
7.   Clarinet Concerto No. 1 - Rondo: Allegretto, F Minor 00:06:36

Field, John

  Nocturne No. 2 in C Minor
8.   Nocturne No. 2, C Minor 00:03:41

Paganini, Nicolò
Pilati, Mario, arranger(s)

  Centone di sonate, Op. 64, MS 112: Sonata No. 1 in A Minor
9.   I. Introduction - Allegro 00:05:03
10.   II. Rondoncino 00:03:16

Field, John

  Nocturne No. 5 in B-Flat Major
11.   Nocturne No. 5, B flat 00:02:52

Mendelssohn, Felix

  The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave"
12.   The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave" 00:10:56

Berlioz, Hector

  Harold in Italy: Allegro assai
13.   Harold in Italy - Allegro assai 00:06:50

Chopin, Fryderyk

  3 Nouvelles Etudes, Op. posth.
14.   Etude No. 25 in F Minor 00:02:01
15.   Etude No. 26 in A - Flat Major 00:02:31
16.   Etude No. 27 in D - Flat Major 00:02:03

Total Playing Time: 01:13:04

Bach, Johann Christian; Berlioz, Hector; Chopin, Fryderyk; Field, John; Haydn, Franz Joseph; Mendelssohn, Felix; Paganini, Nicolò; Weber, Carl Maria von

Pilati, Mario

Dohnányi, Oliver; Gmur, Hanspeter; Talmi, Yoav; Wildner, Johannes; Wordsworth, Barry

Capella Istropolitana; Failoni Orchestra, Budapest; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice

Kodály Quartet

Biret, Idil; Frith, Benjamin; Golani, Rivka; Hammer, Moshe; Kraft, Norbert; Ottensamer, Ernst

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Concerto; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558116

Barcode: 0636943811627

Physical Release: 05/2003

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