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HENLEY, D: Famous Composers (Alsop, USA) (Unabridged)



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HENLEY, D: Famous Composers (Alsop, USA) (Unabridged)

Following on the success of The Story of Classical Music, Darren Henley and Marin Alsop combine forces again to tell, in more detail, the lives of six key composers Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák and Shostakovich. Their colourful lives and their love of music is told against the backdrop of some of their finest works—an ideal combination.

Disc 1

1.   An introduction to Famous Composers 00:03:38
2.   The six composers 00:02:56
  Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
3.   The Four Seasons: Autumn, Spring and Summer 00:04:24
4.   The Four Seasons: Autumn and Winter 00:02:54
5.   The Red Priest 00:03:34
6.   Vivaldi and the Concerto 00:05:24
7.   The Story of Count Giacomo Durazzo 00:03:50
  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
8.   Early music lessons 00:02:55
9.   Bach and the organ 00:03:51
10.   Bach at Weimar 00:04:18
11.   Bach and Count von Keyserlingk 00:02:50
12.   Bach and his family 00:03:55
13.   Bach and maths 00:03:14
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
14.   A composer of famous works 00:03:32
15.   Mozart’s early life 00:03:16
16.   Leopold, Wolfgang and Nannerl – the Mozarts on tour 00:04:13
17.   Mozart and his contemporaries 00:03:51
18.   More great works 00:03:29
19.   Eine kleine Nachtmusik and a sad end 00:02:29

Disc 2

  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
1.   Early years 00:03:47
2.   Beethoven as a pianist 00:03:36
3.   Beethoven’s hearing loss and domestic life 00:04:30
4.   Incidental music and an opera 00:04:12
5.   Beethoven’s symphonies 00:02:34
6.   The Ninth and Fifth symphonies 00:03:53
  Antonin Dvorak (1841–1904)
7.   Early life and music 00:04:37
8.   His contemporaries and a hobby 00:03:28
9.   Nationalism 00:04:25
10.   Travels to America – The New World 00:04:52
11.   The Cello Concerto and more hobbies 00:04:20
12.   Back to Bohemia 00:04:58
  Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
13.   Russia and his early life 00:03:30
14.   Life in Russia – communism – Shostakovich in trouble 00:03:42
15.   The Second World War 00:02:39
16.   Jazz and film music 00:04:00
17.   Family life 00:03:56
18.   Out of this world 00:01:33

Total Playing Time: 02:17:05

Henley, Darren

Alsop, Marin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Non-Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA236812

Barcode: 9789626343685

Release Date: 10/2005

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