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FAWKES, R.: History of Classical Music (The) (Unabridged)

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music—many musical expressions are also explained—with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years.



Disc 1

  The Early, Medieval and Renaissance Periods
1.   Play with flash player The Sound Of Gregorian Chant - Gregorian Chant For Good Friday 00:04:53
2.   Play with flash player Plainsong: The Ambrosian Chant - Ambrosian Chant 00:00:59
3.   Play with flash player The Dorian, Phrygian And Lydian Modes 00:01:27
4.   Play with flash player Hildegard Of Bingen - Heavenly Revelations 00:02:06
5.   Play with flash player The Gothic Age ... Leonin And Perotin - The Spirits Of England And France 1 - Music Of The Later Mid 00:04:16
6.   Play with flash player The Motet - The Spirits Of England And France 1 - Music Of The Later Middle Ages For Court And Churc 00:03:50
7.   Play with flash player The Troubadour Tradition - Alfonso X, ' El Sabio ' 00:05:41
8.   Play with flash player Guillaume De Machaut - De Machaut - La Messe De Nostre Dame 00:02:43
9.   Play with flash player The Madrigal - Francesco Landini - A Song For Francesco Landini 00:05:16
10.   Play with flash player Guillaume Dufay And Johannes Ockeghem - Dufay - Chansons 00:09:53
11.   Play with flash player The Agincourt Carol - Medieval Carols 00:02:37
12.   Play with flash player The Renaissance - Giovanni Pierluigi De Palestrina - Palestrina - Missa Sine Nomine 00:06:01
13.   Play with flash player The High Renaissance In England 00:09:04
14.   Play with flash player The French Chanson And The Madrigal In Italy And England - French Chansons 00:06:04
15.   Play with flash player John Dowland - Dowland 00:06:25
16.   Play with flash player Andrea And Giovanni Gabrieli - Sonata 00:03:11


Disc 2

  The Baroque Period (c1600-1750) / The Classical Period (c1750-1800)
1.   Play with flash player The Birth Of Opera - Purcell - The Fairy Queen 00:03:53
2.   Play with flash player Claudio Monteverdi And The Growth Of Opera - Montaverdi 00:09:39
3.   Play with flash player Music in England - Henry Purcell - Te Deum 00:05:24
4.   Play with flash player George Frideric Handel 00:02:04
5.   Play with flash player Church Music In The Baroque - The Oratorio And The Cantata 00:04:17
6.   Play with flash player Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantatas 00:05:58
7.   Play with flash player The Development Of Keys 00:02:56
8.   Play with flash player Music For Keyboards - Suites For Harpsichord Nos 6, 8 & 11 - The Well Tempered Clavier - The Great O 00:05:39
9.   Play with flash player The Violin 00:02:36
10.   Play with flash player The Development Of The Solo Concerto - Vivaldi - Cello Concerti Vol 1 00:05:02
11.   Play with flash player The Age Of Reason - The Classical Period 00:01:51
12.   Play with flash player Sonata Form 00:02:52
13.   Play with flash player The Symphony - Von Dittersdorf - Sinfonias On Ovid's Metamorphoses 00:03:04
14.   Play with flash player Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphonies Nos 6, 7, 8, 82, 96 & 100 - String Quartets 00:07:03
15.   Play with flash player Wolgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos 12, 14 & 21 - String Quartets - The Magic Flute 00:04:55
16.   Play with flash player Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo & Euridice - Don Giovanni - Così Fan Tutte - Requim 00:05:36
17.   Play with flash player Ludwig Van Beethoven - String Quartets Op 18, 5 & 6 - Piano Sonatas Nos 8, 14, & 23 - Symphony No 9 00:06:22


Disc 3

  The Romantic Period (c1827-1900)
1.   Play with flash player The Concept Of Romanticism - Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 5 00:02:48
2.   Play with flash player Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique 00:04:33
3.   Play with flash player Franz Schubert - Lieder - Piano Quintet ' The Trout ' - Symphony No 8 00:05:27
4.   Play with flash player The Piano 00:01:24
5.   Play with flash player Frederic Chopin - Rondos, Variations, Mazurkas - Polonaises Opp 26, 40, 44 & 53 00:02:53
6.   Play with flash player Robert Schumann - Romantic Piano Favourites Vol. 3 - Cello Concerto 00:03:56
7.   Play with flash player Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No 9 (From The New World) 00:03:24
8.   Play with flash player Edvard Grieg - Wedding Day At Troldhaugen - Piano Concerto In A Minor 00:02:56
9.   Play with flash player France - Cesar Franck - Symphonic Variations 00:01:50
10.   Play with flash player Russia - The Mighty Handful - Polovtsian Dances 00:03:12
11.   Play with flash player Franz Liszt - A Faust Symphony 00:02:26
12.   Play with flash player Anton Bruckner - Symphony No 4 00:02:28
13.   Play with flash player Johannes Brahms - Symphony No 1 00:02:37
14.   Play with flash player Gustav Mahler - Das Lied Von Der Erde - Symphony No 5 00:05:26
15.   Play with flash player Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky - Overtures After Shakespeare - Symphony No 6 00:04:34
16.   Play with flash player Felix Mendelssohn And The Concerto - Violin Concerto 00:01:33
17.   Play with flash player The Amateur Choral Tradition - German Requiem 00:02:00
18.   Play with flash player Opera - Gioacchino Rossini - The Barber Of Seville 00:03:13
19.   Play with flash player Grand Opera - Giacomo Meyerbeer - Majestic Marches 00:01:20
20.   Play with flash player Bel Canto - Vincenzo Bellini And Gaetano Donizetti - Favourite Suprano Arias - L' Elisir D'Amore 00:04:57
21.   Play with flash player Jacques Offenbach - Can - Can And Other Dances From The Underworld 00:01:44
22.   Play with flash player Georges Bizet - Carmen (Highlights ) 00:01:39
23.   Play with flash player Giuseppe Verdi - Opera Choruses - Rigoletto (Highlights) 00:03:03
24.   Play with flash player Giacomo Puccini - La Bohème (Highlights) 00:02:16
25.   Play with flash player Opera In Germany - Carl Maria Von Weber - German Romantic Overtures 00:02:17
26.   Play with flash player Richard Wagner - German Romantic Overtures - Tristan Und Isolde (Orchestral Highlights) 00:05:01


Disc 4

  The Twentieth Century
1.   Play with flash player Isms - Stravinsky - The Rite Of Spring 00:02:44
2.   Play with flash player Claude Debussy And Impressionism - La Mer 00:03:20
3.   Play with flash player New Directions 00:01:50
4.   Play with flash player Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite - The Rite Of Spring 00:04:28
5.   Play with flash player Arnold Schoenberg And Serialism - Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke 00:05:11
6.   Play with flash player Olivier Messiaen - Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus 00:01:00
7.   Play with flash player Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier 00:03:20
8.   Play with flash player Gustav Holst - The Planets (Jupiter) 00:02:34
9.   Play with flash player Edward Elgar - 'Enigma' Variations - Cello Concerto 00:02:57
10.   Play with flash player Jean Sibelius - Swan Of Tuonela - Symphony No 5 00:04:04
11.   Play with flash player Ralpph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No 6 00:00:52
12.   Play with flash player Sergey Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No 2 00:02:12
13.   Play with flash player Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No 10 - String Quartet 00:03:46
14.   Play with flash player Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No 1 'Classical' 00:02:03
15.   Play with flash player Post WW1 France - Les Six - Violin Sonata 00:02:27
16.   Play with flash player The Folk Music Heritage And Nationalism 00:01:05
17.   Play with flash player Poland - Karol Szymanowski - Symphony No 3 00:01:07
18.   Play with flash player Hungary - Bela Bartok - Concerto For Orchestra 00:02:53
19.   Play with flash player Czechoslovakia - Leos Janacek And Bohuslav Martinu - Sinfonetta 00:03:04
20.   Play with flash player United States - Charles Ives And Aaron Copland - Billy The Kid 00:04:06
21.   Play with flash player South America - Heitor Villa - Lobos - Latin American Classics Vol. 1 00:01:34
22.   Play with flash player Spain - Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto De Aranjuez 00:01:11
23.   Play with flash player Other Directions - The Far East And Film Music 00:03:13
24.   Play with flash player New Sounds - Edgard Varese And Pierre Boulez - Varese: Deserts - Boulez: Piano Sonata No 2 00:06:30
25.   Play with flash player Minimalism - Steve Reich, Philip Glass And John Adams - New York Counterpoint 00:01:06
26.   Play with flash player Henryk Gorecki - Symphony No 3 00:01:36
27.   Play with flash player Michael Tippett - Ritual Dances From Midsummer Marriage 00:01:52
28.   Play with flash player Benjamin Britten - War Requim 00:03:36
29.   Play with flash player At The Close Of The 20th Century - Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten For Strings And Bell 00:03:57

Total Playing Time: 05:12:12






Author(s):
Fawkes, Richard

Reader(s):
Powell, Robert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Series: Histories

Genre: Arts

Catalogue No: NA414012

Barcode: 9789626341407

Boxset: NAX25712

Release Date: 08/1997

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