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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 RozhdestvenskyRudolf 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:  Rudolf 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. 

Sound Samples

Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons] : Violin Concerto in E major Op.8 No.1 RV269, 'Spring' : I Allegro: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons] : Violin Concerto in E major Op.8 No.1 RV269, 'Spring' : I Allegro
Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons] : Violin Concerto in E major Op.8 No.1 RV269, 'Spring' : II Largo: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons] : Violin Concerto in E major Op.8 No.1 RV269, 'Spring' : II Largo
Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons] : Violin Concerto in E major Op.8 No.1 RV269, 'Spring' : III Allegro, Danza Pastorale: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons] : Violin Concerto in E major Op.8 No.1 RV269, 'Spring' : III Allegro, Danza Pastorale
The Seasons Op.67 : VII Spring: Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : VII Spring
The Seasons Op.37b : III Song of the Lark [March]: Tchaikovsky : The Tchaikovsky : The Seasons Op.37b : III Song of the Lark [March]
The Seasons Op.37b : IV Snowdrop [April]: Tchaikovsky : The Seasons Op.37b : IV Snowdrop [April]
The Seasons, Op. 37b: V. White Nights (May): Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b: V. White Nights (May)
Fantasia on Greensleeves: Vaughan Williams : Fantasia on Greensleeves
Gli uccelli [The Birds] : V Il cuccù [The Cuckoo]: Respighi : Gli uccelli [The Birds] : V Il cuccù [The Cuckoo]
Le carnaval des animaux [Carnival of the Animals] : IX Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods: Saint-Saëns : Le carnaval des animaux [Carnival of the Animals] : IX Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring: Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BWV1067 : VII Badinerie: Bach, JS : Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BWV1067 : VII Badinerie
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat major K495 : III Rondo: Mozart : Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat major K495 : III Rondo
Im Frühling (In Spring): Schubert : Im Frühling (In Spring)
Two Elegiac Melodies Op.34 : II Last Spring [Letzter Frühling] [Två elegiska melodier Op.34 : II Siste våren]: Grieg : Two Elegiac Melodies Op.34 : II Last Spring [Letzter Frühling] [Två elegiska melodier Op.34 : II Siste våren]
Die Winterreise D911 : XI Frühlingstraum: Schubert : Die Winterreise D911 : XI Frühlingstraum
Primavera porteña: Piazzolla : Primavera porteña
Suite in D Minor, Op. 117 : II. Evening in Spring: Sibelius : Suite in D Minor, Op. 117 : II. Evening in Spring
Le sacre du printemps [Rite of Spring, 1947 Version] : I Introduction - II The Augurs of Spring - IIIl Ritual of Abduction: Stravinsky : Le sacre du printemps [Rite of Spring, 1947 Version] : I Introduction - II The Augurs of Spring - IIIl Ritual of Abduction
Carmina Burana: Fortuna imperatrix mundi - I. "O Fortuna": Orff: Carmina Burana: Fortuna imperatrix mundi - I. "O Fortuna"
Violin Sonata No.5 in F major Op.24, 'Spring' : I Allegro: Beethoven : Violin Sonata No.5 in F major Op.24, 'Spring' : I Allegro
Appalachian Spring : II Allegro, vigoroso: Copland : Appalachian Spring : II Allegro, vigoroso
Appalachian Spring: XI. Thema & Variations - The Gift to be Simple: Copland: Appalachian Spring: XI. Thema & Variations - The Gift to be Simple
Appalachian Spring : XVI Broadly: Copland : Appalachian Spring : XVI Broadly
Appalachian Spring : XVII Moderato - Like a Prayer: Copland : Appalachian Spring : XVII Moderato - Like a Prayer
Appalachian Spring : XIX Andante: Copland : Appalachian Spring : XIX Andante
6 Songs without Words Op.62 : No.6 in A major, 'Spring Song' [Frühlingslied]: Mendelssohn : 6 Songs without Words Op.62 : No.6 in A major, 'Spring Song' [Frühlingslied]
Voices of Spring [Frühlingstimmen] Op.410: Johann Strauss II : Voices of Spring [Frühlingstimmen] Op.410
Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : I Larghetto: Handel : Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : I Larghetto
Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : II Allegro: Handel : Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : II Allegro
Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : III Larghetto: Handel : Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : III Larghetto
Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : IV Allegro: Handel : Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : IV Allegro
6 Lieder Op.34 : III 'Frühlingslied' [Spring Song]: Mendelssohn : 6 Lieder Op.34 : III 'Frühlingslied' [Spring Song]
Rustle of Spring: Sinding / Arr Sitt : Rustle of Spring
The Wasps : I Overture: Vaughan Williams : The Wasps : I Overture
Symphony No.6 in F major Op.68, 'Pastoral' : Allegro - Allegro - Allegretto [Excerpts]: Beethoven : Symphony No.6 in F major Op.68, 'Pastoral' : Allegro - Allegro - Allegretto [Excerpts]
Symphony No.1 in B flat major Op.38, 'Spring' : II Larghetto: Schumann : Symphony No.1 in B flat major Op.38, 'Spring' : II Larghetto
String Quartet No.14 in G Major, K. 387, 'Spring': III. Andante cantabile: Mozart: String Quartet No.14 in G Major, K. 387, 'Spring': III. Andante cantabile
Solomon, HWV. 67, Act 3: 'Sinfonia' (The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba): Handel: Solomon, HWV. 67, Act 3: 'Sinfonia' (The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba)
Pictures at an Exhibition : IX Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks: Mussorgsky : Pictures at an Exhibition : IX Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

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