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HENLEY, D.: Story of Classical Music (The) (Unabridged) (US version)

    
      

 




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HENLEY, D.: Story of Classical Music (The) (Unabridged) (US version)

The lives and music of the great composers of classical music unfold in this entertaining account, introduced by the conductor and musical personality Marin Alsop. In 1200 years, classical music grew from the chanting of medieval monks through the symphonies of Beethoven and the grand operas of Wagner to the huge orchestral sound-world of the 21st century, with its electronics and its film music. In her easy-going style, Marin Alsop paints vivid portraits of over 90 composers, each one illustrated with some of his, or her, most famous music.



Disc 1

  The Story of Classical Music
1.   The Story of Classical Music 00:02:10
  The Medieval Period (600-1490)
2.   The Year 600: Music in Churches 00:02:10
3.   Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) 00:02:33
  The Renaissance Period (1490-1600)
4.   Medieval to Renaissance: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6 - 1594) 00:02:41
5.   The Birth of Opera: Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643) / Franciscus Bossinensis (fl. 1510) 00:03:49
  The Baroque Period (1600-1750)
6.   Into the 17th Century: Jean - Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687) 00:03:03
7.   London: Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) 00:02:09
8.   Germany: Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706) 00:02:04
9.   Italy: Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1715) 00:02:04
10.   Germany: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) 00:06:48
11.   George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759) 00:08:01
12.   Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1750) 00:02:21
13.   Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) 00:04:38
  The Classical Period (1750-1830)
14.   The Classical Period: An Explanation 00:01:58
15.   Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788) 00:01:32
16.   Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787) 00:01:35
17.   Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) 00:06:14
18.   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) 00:05:21
19.   Mozart's Great Works 00:05:37
20.   Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) 00:04:31
21.   Beethoven's Great Works 00:05:00
  The Romantic Period (1830-1900)
22.   Background History 00:02:25


Disc 2

  The Romantic Period
1.   The composer as a Star 00:01:39
2.   Nicolò Paganini (1782 - 1840) 00:02:48
3.   Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868) 00:02:05
4.   Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826) 00:01:50
5.   Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) 00:04:48
6.   Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869) 00:04:10
7.   Fryderyk Chopin (1810 - 1849) 00:05:00
8.   Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) 00:05:53
9.   Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886) 00:01:57
10.   Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) 00:01:36
11.   Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896) 00:01:34
12.   Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) 00:04:31
13.   Max Bruch (1838 - 1920) 00:01:51
14.   Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896) 00:01:42
15.   Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) 00:03:57
16.   Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) 00:04:17
17.   Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) 00:01:16
18.   The Waltz: The Strauss Family 00:04:17
19.   Camille Saint - Saëns (1835 - 1921) 00:04:49
20.   Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891) 00:01:06
21.   Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875) 00:02:05
22.   Russia, the national voice and the 'Mighty Handful' 00:02:14
23.   Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887) 00:01:27
24.   Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) 00:04:32
25.   Nikolay Rimsky - Korsakov (1844 - 1908) 00:03:50
26.   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) 00:03:56


Disc 3

  The Romantic Period
1.   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Continued) 00:03:35
2.   Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904) 00:03:09
3.   Norway – Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907) 00:02:50
4.   England – Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900) 00:03:18
5.   France – Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912) 00:02:51
  The Late Romantics, Impressionists and Others
6.   Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) 00:02:19
7.   Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) 00:02:38
8.   Spain – Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909) 00:01:50
9.   Industrial progress 00:00:45
10.   England – Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) 00:05:27
11.   Italy – Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924) 00:04:11
12.   Austria – Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911) 00:01:58
13.   France – Paul Dukas (1865 - 1935) 00:01:25
14.   Erik Satie (1866 - 1925) 00:01:52
15.   Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1837) 00:02:35
16.   Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949) 00:02:06
17.   Finland – Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957) 00:02:08
18.   England – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) 00:03:09
19.   Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934) 00:02:07
20.   Russia – Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943) 00:03:39
  New Directions in the 20th Century
21.   Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) 00:02:10
22.   Russia – Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) 00:03:24
23.   Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) 00:06:09
24.   Hungary – Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945) 00:02:35
25.   Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967) 00:01:12
26.   Austria – Anton Webern (1883 - 1945) 00:02:31
27.   Carl Orff (1895 - 1982) 00:01:37
28.   Joaquin Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) 00:01:08
29.   USA – Charles Ives (1874 - 1954) 00:02:46
30.   Roy Harris (1898 - 1979) 00:01:13


Disc 4

  New Directions in the 20th Century
1.   George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) 00:04:46
2.   Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990) 00:02:46
3.   Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981) 00:01:46
  After the Second World War
4.   Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990) 00:02:03
5.   England – William Walton (1902 - 1983) 00:02:47
6.   Russia – Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) 00:04:23
7.   England – Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) 00:01:57
8.   France – Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963) 00:03:00
  Composers of the Avant-Garde
9.   France and USA – Edgard Varèse (1883 - 1965) 00:02:21
10.   USA – John Cage (1912 - 1992) 00:01:52
  Minimalism
11.   England – John Tavener (b. 1944) 00:01:25
12.   USA – Philip Glass (b. 1937) 00:01:55
  Film Music
13.   Hans Zimmer (b. 1957) 00:01:32
14.   Howard Shore (b. 1946) 00:01:16
15.   John Williams (b. 1932) 00:01:42
  Epilogue
16.   Epilogue 00:01:11

Total Playing Time: 04:33:13






Author(s):
Henley, Darren

Reader(s):
Alsop, Marin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Non-Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA331012

Barcode: 0730099031028

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Release Date: 06/2004

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