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40 Most Beautiful Spring Classics - Vivaldi, Glazunov, Copland, Etc / Masur, Koopman, Et Al


Release Date: 03/25/2008 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 447100   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyFranz SchubertFrederick Delius,   ... 
Performer:  Viktoria PostnikovaSoile IsokoskiMarita ViitasaloRoger Woodward,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Andrew DavisGennadi RozhdestvenskyRudolph BiblGiovanni Antonini,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony OrchestraInstrumental EnsembleVienna Volksoper Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Conductors: Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Hugh Wolff. Soloists: Jean-Pierre Rampal, Daniel Barenboim, Marieke Blankestijn, Barbara Bonney, Sumi Jo, Viktoria Postnikova. Includes work(s) by various composers. Conductors: Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Hugh Wolff. Soloists: Jean-Pierre Rampal, Daniel Barenboim, Marieke Blankestijn, Barbara Bonney, Sumi Jo, Viktoria Postnikova. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 3, Mars "Chant de l'alouette" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
3. Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4. Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Carnival of the animals: no 9, Cuckoo in the heart of the woods by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6. Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Rudolph Bibl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Roger Woodward (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
9. Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring": 2nd movement, Larghetto by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
10. Appalachian Spring: no 16, Broadly by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
11. Appalachian Spring: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
12. Appalachian Spring: no 2, Allegro by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
13. Le sacre du printemps: no 2, Les augures printaniers / Danses des adolescentes by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Switzerland (1911 - 1913).
Composition revised: USA (1943). 
14. Gli uccelli "The Birds": no 5, Il cuccu by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
15. Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
16. Las estaciones porteñas (4): Primavera porteña by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Hector Console (Bass), Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Rodolfo Mederos (Bandoneon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
17. Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89: no 11, Frühlingstraum by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Fortepiano), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Pyatt (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
19. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
20. The wasps: Overture by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
21. Songs (6), Op. 34: no 3, Frühlingslied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
22. Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring": 3rd movement, Andante cantabile by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alban Berg String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
23. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 4, Avril "Perce-neige" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
24. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 5, Mai "Les nuits de mai" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
25. Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34: no 2, Last spring by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
26. Appalachian Spring: no 17, Moderato "Like a Prayer" by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
27. Appalachian Spring: no 18, Andante "Very calm" by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
28. Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295a "Cuckoo and the Nightingale": 1st movement, Larghetto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
29. Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295a "Cuckoo and the Nightingale": 2nd movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
30. Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295a "Cuckoo and the Nightingale": 3rd movement, Larghetto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
31. Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295a "Cuckoo and the Nightingale": 4th movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
32. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 32: no 3, Rustles of spring by Christian Sinding
Conductor:  Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Hans Sitt. 
33. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 4th movement, Allegro - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
34. Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jari Valo (Violin)
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
35. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Marieke Blankestijn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
36. The Seasons, Op. 67: no 8, Entrée de Printemps, Zéphyre, les Fées des fleurs, les oiseaux et les fle by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
37. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 1st movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itamar Golan (Piano), Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
38. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Marieke Blankestijn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
39. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Viktoria Postnikova (Piano),
Marieke Blankestijn (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Kurt Masur,  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
40. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Marieke Blankestijn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
41. Pictures at an exhibition: no 9, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 

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