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Release Date: 08/11/2009 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80749   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claude DebussyJohn AdamsHildegard of BingenAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Gloria ChengShira KammenDavid RussellJoseph Silverstein,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard SlatkinNorman MackenzieMartin PearlmanSeiji Ozawa,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony OrchestraEnsemble P.A.N.Empire Brass,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner.
Composition written: France (1892 - 1894). 
2.
China Gates by John Adams
Performer:  Gloria Cheng (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Producers: Michael Fine; Gloria Cheng.
Engineer: Michael Fine. 
3.
O viridissima virga: Excerpt by Hildegard of Bingen
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Elaine Martone.
Engineer: Michael Bishop. 
4.
Salve virgo virginum by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble P.A.N.
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Elaine Martone.
Engineer: Michael Bishop. 
5.
Au renouvel by Anonymous
Performer:  Shira Kammen (Vielle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble P.A.N.
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Elaine Martone.
Engineer: Michael Bishop. 
6.
Tibi, Christe, splendor patris by Guillaume Dufay
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineers: Jack Renner; Tony Faulkner. 
7.
Pavane and Gaillarde by Jean Francois Dutertre
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineers: Jack Renner; Tony Faulkner. 
8.
S'io fusse ciaul'ettu, villanelle for 4 voices, S. x/92 by Orlando de Lassus
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineers: Jack Renner; Tony Faulkner. 
9.
O sacrum convivium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Norman Mackenzie
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
10.
Canzon a 12 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
11.
Lauda anima mea by Orlando de Lassus
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineers: Jack Renner; Tony Faulkner. 
12.
Come away, P 60 by John Dowland
Performer:  David Russell (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Elaine Martone.
Engineer: Thomas Knab. 
13.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Domine ad adiuvandum by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
14.
Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
15.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Joseph Silverstein (Violin)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
16.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Thomas C. Moore.
Engineers: Jack Renner; Robert Friedrich. 
17.
Messiah, HWV 56: And He shall purify the sons of Levi by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
18.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Adam Abeshouse.
Engineer: Adam Abeshouse.
Editor: Adam Abeshouse.
Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
19.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
20.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
21.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  William Tritt (Piano)
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineers: Michael Bishop; Robert Woods. 
23.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 1st movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
24.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
25.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Amen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
26.
Quartet in D major, Op. 76/5: 1. Allegretto - Allegro by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Judith Sherman.
Engineers: Thomas Knab; Jack Renner. 
27.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Michael Chertock (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Erica Brenner.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
28.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
29.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
30.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  John O'Conor (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
31.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout": 4th movement, Variations by Franz Schubert
Performer:  James Van Demark (Double Bass), John O'Conor (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
32.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
33.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
34.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries - Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
35.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Written: 1877 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
36.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Yoel Levi,  Michael Bishop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods. 
37.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John O'Conor (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Producers: James Mallinson; Robert Woods.
Engineers: Jack Renner; Michael Bishop. 
38.
German Requiem, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
39.
Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Length: 10 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
40.
Carmen: Suite no 2 - Danse bohème by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
41.
Requiem Mass: Dies irae - Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
42.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Elaine Martone.
Engineer: Michael Bishop. 
43.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
44.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Allegro con grazia by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
45.
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection": 5th movement, O glaube, mein Herz by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
46.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
47.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Michael Bishop.
Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
48.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Horacio Gutierrez (Piano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
49.
The Planets, Op. 32: Mars, the Bringer of War (excerpt) by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
50.
Firebird Suite: Danse infernale by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
51.
Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
52.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
53.
Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Producers: Elaine Martone; Robert Woods.
Engineers: Jack Renner; Robert Woods. 
54.
Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b: Montagues and Capulets - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1935-1936 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Robert Woods.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
55.
Appalachian Spring: Excerpt(s) by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Robert Spano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Elaine Martone.
Engineer: Jack Renner. 
56.
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116: 4th movement, Intermezzo interrotto by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Leon Botstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: James Mallinson.
Engineer: Robert Friedrich. 
57.
Symphony no 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs": 1st movement, Lento - Excerpt(s) by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer:  Christine Brewer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Runnicles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Producers: Elaine Martone; Thomas C. Moore.
Engineer: Michael Bishop. 
58.
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation: The Willowtwist by Michael Gandolfi
Conductor:  Robert Spano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Elaine Martone.
Engineer: Michael Bishop.
Composition written: 2004 - 2007. 

Sound Samples

O viridissima virga [excerpt]
Cantigas 7 and 338
Tibi, Christe, splendor patris
Pavane and Gaillarde
S'io fusse ciaul'et tu lo camanile
O Sacrum Convivium
Canzon a 12
Lauda anima mea
Come Away (Come Again), DP 60
Vespers: I. Deus in adjutorium/Domine ad adjvandum
Rondeau (Abdelazer)
The Four Seasons: La Primavera (Spring) - I. Allegro
Suite No. 3 in D major: Air
Messiah: No. 7. "And He shall purify" from Part One
Goldberg Variations: Variation 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: I. Allegro
Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K.525: II. Romance: Andante
Andante from Piano Concerto No.21
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550: I. Molto Allegro
Requiem: Sequence - Lacrimosa
Requiem: Sequence - Amen
Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5: I. Allegretto - Allegro
Fur Elise
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": Awakening of happy feelings upon reaching the countryside, I. Allegro ma non troppo [excerpt]
Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 "Emperor": III. Rondo: Allegro
Piano Quintet in A major, "Trout:" IV. Tema. Andantino (Theme and Variations)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Presto [excerpt]

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