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A TO Z OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (The) (3rd Expanded Edition, 2009)

    
      

 

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A MAN OF THE WORLD
– Jeremy Siepmann talks to the conductor Jun Märkl
The Finer Arts
– Ralph Evans Talks to Jeremy Siepmann
Polish Ambition
– Antoni Wit Talks to Jeremy Siepmann
A Mind on the Move
– Eldar Nebolsin Talks to Jeremy Siepmann
The Heart of the Hunter
– Marco Longhini talks to Jeremy Siepmann
Jun Märkl Completes His Debussy Orchestral Cycle
Discovering Bartók: Marin Alsop talks to Jeremy Siepmann
Swing That Beat: Marin Alsop talks to Jeremy Siepmann
A Requiem in Reverse?: Marin Alsop talks to Jeremy Siepmann
Between the Lines: Idil Biret talks to Jeremy Siepmann

A TO Z OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (The) (3rd Expanded Edition, 2009)

A–Z of Classical Music (3rd Edition)
Author: Keith Anderson
Biographies of hundreds of composers
Booklet of 930 pages, with photographs
2 CDs of illustrative recordings
Includes access to a dedicated website with many hours of extra music
ISBN: 978-1-84379-250-5

The A–Z of Classical Music 3rd edition has been expanded to include even more composers and 150 bonus music tracks. The 930-page illustrated book details the lives of hundreds of composers, from Aaltoila to Zwilich, via Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and others. Like the range of Naxos recordings itself, this set highlights the extraordinary breadth of classical music and its masters across the centuries; it is a rich and inspiring resource for everyone!



Disc 1

Adams, John

  Short Ride in a Fast Machine
1.   Play with flash player Short Ride in a Fast Machine 00:04:05

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
2.   Play with flash player Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto 00:06:46

Bartók, Béla

  44 Duos for Two Violins, Book 1, Sz. 98: No. 14. Parnas Tanc (Pillow Dance)
3.   Play with flash player 44 Duos for Two Violins, Book 1, Sz. 98: No. 14. Parnas Tanc (Pillow Dance) 00:00:40

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
4.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 00:08:28

Berlioz, Hector

  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: IV. Marche au supplice
5.   Play with flash player Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: IV. Marche au supplice 00:04:43

Brahms, Johannes

  Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto
6.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto 00:05:49

Britten, Benjamin

  Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzacato
7.   Play with flash player Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzacato 00:03:00

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
8.   Play with flash player Impromptu No. 1 in A - Flat Major, Op. 29 00:04:32

Debussy, Claude

  Nocturnes: No. 2. Fetes
9.   Play with flash player Nocturnes: No. 2. Fetes 00:06:39

Dvořák, Antonín

  Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 33: III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
10.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 33: III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace 00:05:46

Elgar, Edward
Garnett, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie
11.   Play with flash player Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie 00:03:35

Grieg, Edvard

  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio
12.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio 00:06:16

Handel, George Frideric
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: For unto a child is born
13.   Play with flash player Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: For unto a child is born 00:04:03

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob.VIIe:1: III. Finale
14.   Play with flash player Trumpet Concerto in E - Flat Major, Hob.VIIe:1: III. Finale 00:04:39

Janáček, Leoš

  Sinfonietta, JW VI/18: IV. Allegretto
15.   Play with flash player Sinfonietta, JW VI/18: IV. Allegretto 00:02:38

Liszt, Franz

  2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen
16.   Play with flash player 2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen 00:03:09

Mahler, Gustav
Bethge, Hans, lyricist(s)

  Das Lied von der Erde: III. Von der Jugend
17.   Play with flash player Das Lied von der Erde: III. Von der Jugend 00:03:10


Disc 2

Mendelssohn, Felix

  Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49: II. Andante con moto tranquillo
1.   Play with flash player Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49: II. Andante con moto tranquillo 00:06:39

Monteverdi, Claudio
Guarini, Giovanni Battista, lyricist(s)

  Occhi, un tempo mia vita
2.   Play with flash player Occhi, un tempo mia vita 00:03:03

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581: II. Larghetto
3.   Play with flash player Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581: II. Larghetto 00:05:57

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

  Motet: Hodie Christus natus est
4.   Play with flash player Hodie Christus natus est 00:02:47

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 53: IV. Vivace
5.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 4 in B - Flat Major, Op. 53: IV. Vivace 00:01:33

Puccini, Giacomo
Forzano, Giovacchino, lyricist(s)

  Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
6.   Play with flash player Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro 00:02:27

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G Minor
7.   Play with flash player 10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G Minor 00:03:51

Rossini, Gioachino

  Il Signor Bruschino: Sinfonia
8.   Play with flash player Il Signor Bruschino: Sinfonia 00:04:34

Schoenberg, Arnold

  6 Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19: II. Langsam
9.   Play with flash player 6 Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19: II. Langsam 00:00:53

Schubert, Franz

  Piano Quintet In A Major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (Trout): IV. Thema with Variations
10.   Play with flash player Piano Quintet In A Major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (Trout): IV. Thema with Variations 00:07:12

Schumann, Robert

  String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2: I. Allegro vivace
11.   Play with flash player String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2: I. Allegro vivace 00:04:41

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Jazz Suite No. 1: I. Waltz
12.   Play with flash player Jazz Suite No. 1: I. Waltz 00:02:29

Strauss, Richard
Hesse, Hermann, lyricist(s)

  4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 1. Fruhling
13.   Play with flash player 4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 1. Fruhling 00:03:41

Stravinsky, Igor

  Petrushka (1946 version): Tableau I: Russian Dance
14.   Play with flash player Petrushka (1946 version): Tableau I: Russian Dance 00:02:46

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: III. Valse
15.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: III. Valse 00:05:39

Telemann, Georg Philipp

  Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G9: IV. Presto
16.   Play with flash player Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G9: IV. Presto 00:02:46

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  Rigoletto, Act III: La donna e mobile
17.   Play with flash player Rigoletto, Act III: La donna e mobile 00:02:16

Vivaldi, Antonio

  Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, RV 501, "La notte" (excerpts)
18.   Play with flash player III. Il sonno 00:01:46
19.   Play with flash player IV. Sorge l'aurora 00:02:49

Wagner, Richard

  Tristan und Isolde, Act III: Isoldes Liebestod
20.   Play with flash player Tristan und Isolde, Act III: Isoldes Liebestod 00:07:14

Total Playing Time: 02:33:01






Composer(s):
Adams, John; Bach, Johann Sebastian; Bartók, Béla; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Berlioz, Hector; Brahms, Johannes; Britten, Benjamin; Chopin, Fryderyk; Debussy, Claude; Dvořák, Antonín; Elgar, Edward; Grieg, Edvard; Handel, George Frideric; Haydn, Franz Joseph; Janáček, Leoš; Liszt, Franz; Mahler, Gustav; Mendelssohn, Felix; Monteverdi, Claudio; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da; Prokofiev, Sergey; Puccini, Giacomo; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Rossini, Gioachino; Schoenberg, Arnold; Schubert, Franz; Schumann, Robert; Shostakovich, Dmitry; Strauss, Richard; Stravinsky, Igor; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich; Telemann, Georg Philipp; Verdi, Giuseppe; Vivaldi, Antonio; Wagner, Richard

Lyricist(s):
Bethge, Hans; Bible - New Testament; Forzano, Giovacchino; Garnett, Richard; Guarini, Giovanni Battista; Hesse, Hermann; Piave, Francesco Maria

Conductor(s):
Alsop, Marin; Bedford, Steuart; Craft, Robert; Desderi, Claudio; Dohnányi, Oliver; Drahos, Béla; Edlinger, Richard; Engeset, Bjarte; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Halász, Michael; Lenárd, Ondrej; Longhini, Marco; Märkl, Jun; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Rahbari, Alexander; Summerly, Jeremy; Talmi, Yoav; Wildner, Johannes; Wit, Antoni; Wright, Simon; Yablonsky, Dmitry

Orchestra(s):
Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Ireland National Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Lyon National Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Northern Sinfonia; Philharmonia Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Virtuosi Italiani; Weimar Staatskapelle

Ensemble(s):
Danubius Quartet; Delitiæ Musicæ; Fine Arts Quartet; Gould Piano Trio; Kodály Quartet; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Choir(s):
Oxford Schola Cantorum

Artist(s):
Balogh, József; Benkocs, Tamas; Biret, Idil; Connolly, Sarah; Gauci, Miriam; Gimse, Havard; Harper, Thomas; Hill, Peter; Jablokov, Alexander; Jandó, Jenő; Kyselák, Ladislav; Merbeth, Ricarda; Nebolsin, Eldar; Nishizaki, Takako; Paik, Kun Woo; Pauk, Gyorgy; Ramiro, Yordy; Sawa, Kazuki; Schuster, Jürgen; Tóth, István; Wolfram, William

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: A-Z

Genre: Ballet; Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Concerto; Instrumental; Opera; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Contemporary; Renaissance; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558212-13

Barcode: 636943821220

Release Date: 11/2009

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