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The Classical Album 2005


Release Date: 09/13/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000529102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Joaquin RodrigoAgustín LaraGiacomo MeyerbeerTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Andrea BocelliLorin MaazelBryn TerfelLuciano Pavarotti,   ... 
Conductor:  Lorin MaazelOliviero de FabritiisNicholas CleoburySir Georg Solti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraNational Philharmonic OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1.
En Aranjuez con amor (after the second movement of the Concierto de Aranjuez) by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Lorin Maazel (Violin)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Venue:  B. B. C. Maida Vale Studio no 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranger: Lorin Maazel. 
2.
Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
3.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Mi batte il cuor..." 
4.
Pokarekare Ana by Traditional
Performer:  Hayley Westenra ()
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Maori 
5.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Maarten Jansen (Cello), Julian Rachlin (Viola), Candida Thompson (Violin),
Henk Rubingh (Violin), Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo), Janine Jansen (Violin),
Stacey Watton (Double Bass), Jan Jansen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/2004 
Venue:  Yakult Hall, Amsterdam 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
7.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  Nicholas Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Czech 
9.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Performer:  Janine Jansen (Violin)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/07/1990 
Venue:  Live  Baths of Caracalla, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Viva! by Bond
Performer:  Tania Davis (Viola), Eos (Violin), Haylie Ecker (Violin),
Gay-Yee Westerhoff (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bond
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741). 
13.
Una mattina by Ludovico Einaudi
Performer:  Ludovico Einaudi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2004; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Teatro Studio, Piccolo Teatro, Milan 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
14.
Time to say goodbye by Lucio Quarantotto
Performer:  James Banbury (Keyboard), James Banbury (Percussion), Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Banbury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Film Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: F. Peterson. 
15.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Craig Owen (), Greg Scott ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duel Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: This arrangement of the canon (which is presented in excerpted form) features synthesizers. 
16.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
The Doors Concerto "Rider on the Storm": The Unknown Soldier by Jaz Coleman
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Peter Scholes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
Venue:  Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague (10/1999 - 12/1999)
The Doors Concerto is a series of fantasias for violin and orchestra based on melodies of songs by The Doors. The arrangements are by Jaz Coleman, prepared in collaboration with the violinist [Nigel] Kennedy. The song The Unknown Soldier was composed collectively by John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison; Morrison wrote the lyrics. 
18.
Casanova: O Madonna, auf uns sieh "Nuns' Chorus" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arrangers: Ralph Benatzky; Douglas Gamley. 
19.
Braveheart: For the Love of a Princess by James Horner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
20.
Gladiator: Now We Are Free by Hans Zimmer
Performer:  Lisa Gerrard (Voice), Hans Zimmer (Synthesizer)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
21.
Amore e Musica by Roberto Pacco
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
Il canto by Romano Musumarra
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Romano Musumarra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003); EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
23.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1979 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 05/2003 
Venue:  Phoenix Sound, Wembley, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: French 
25.
Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eduardo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26.
Fragile by Sting
Performer:  Kaori Muraji (Guitar), Dominic Miller (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1986 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (05/27/2004 - 05/31/2004) 
27.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/2003 
Venue:  Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Frizza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Auditorium, RAI, Milan, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29.
Blow the wind southerly by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/10/1949 
Venue:  Decca Studios, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: William Gillies Whittaker. 
30.
Ave Maria [after the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana] by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Italy 
31.
Zorba: Zorba's Dance by Mikis Theodorakis
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: Greece 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
32.
Explosive by Tonci Huljic
Performer:  Haylie Ecker (Violin), Gay-Yee Westerhoff (Cello), Tania Davis (Viola),
Eos (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bond
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2004 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Edward Botric. 
33.
You Raise Me Up by Rolf Lovland
Performer:  Rolf Lovland (Voice), Fionnuala Sherry (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Secret Garden
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; Ireland 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Windmill Lane Recording Studio, Dublin, 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Steven Mercurio. 
34.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Hayley Westenra (Voice)
Conductor:  Ian Dean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Ian Dean. 
35.
Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Never Say Goodbye (Adapted from "Pavane")
Granada
Viva!
Pokarekare Ana
Time To Say Goodbye
Amore e Musica
Il Canto
Fragile
Explosive
You Raise Me Up
Never Say Goodbye (Adapted from "Pavane")
Turandot / Act 3: "Nessun dorma"

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