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Classical 2012 / Angela Gheorghiu, David Fray, Alison Balsom, Jonas Kaufmann


Release Date: 01/10/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 6804032   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsGioachino RossiniRuggero LeoncavalloGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Angela GheorghiuJonas KaufmannNatalie DessayAlison Balsom,   ... 
Conductor:  Marco ArmiliatoAntonio PappanoEmmanuelle HaïmAlison Balsom,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish EnsembleLondon Steve Reich EnsembleLes Talens Lyriques,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With 45 tracks, and over 2½ hours of classical favourites, Classical 2012 is a double album featuring the best and most popular names in classical music from Virgin Classics and EMI Classics. including a number of brand new recordings by exciting young artists. This is an impressive collection of the most commercial and beautiful classical music that will have a wide appeal. Among the many outstanding singers of today are Max Emanuel Cencic, Diana Damrau, Natalie Dessay, Joyce DiDonato, Veronique Gens, Angela Gheorghiu and Philippe Jaroussky. There are also guest appearances by two of the world’s leading opera stars, namely Jonas Kaufmann singing ‘Vesti la giubba’ from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Anna Netrebko in the beautiful Read more ‘Song to the Moon’ from Dvorák’s Rusalka. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Voice)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2.
Guillaume Tell: Overture - Excerpt(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Voice)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Piangerò la sorte mia by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Voice)
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin in G major, Op. 3 no 3/RV 310: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Violin)
Conductor:  Alison Balsom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6.
German Requiem, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Maria Callas ()
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
Triple Quartet: Movement 3 by Steve Reich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Steve Reich Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1999 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Venue:  Live  Beijing, China 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
11.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 115: 2nd movement, Allegro vivo by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Nicholas Angelich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919-1921; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
12.
Les troyens: Je vais mourir...Adieu, fière cité by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Voice)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
13.
La Cenerentola: Nacqui all' affano by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Elena Semenova (), Paolo Stupenengo (), Pascale Obrecht (),
Nabil Suliman (), Joyce DiDonato (Voice)
Conductor:  Kazushi Ono
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
14.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
15.
Rusalka, Op 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Anna Netrebko (Voice)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
16.
Farnace, RV 711: Ricordati che sei by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Max Emanuel Cencic (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 02/10/1727; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
17.
Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3rd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
18.
Lieder (6), Op. 17: no 2, Ständchen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Voice)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1887; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
19.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 72/L 401 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
20.
Caprices: Capriccio by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
21.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano), Christian Tetzlaff (Violin), Tanja Tetzlaff (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
22.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: 1. Introitus: Deus in adiutorium meum intende - Toccata: Domine ad adiuv by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Fernando Guimaraes (), Christina Pluhar (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'arpeggiata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1610; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
23.
Cello Concerto in A, Wq. 172: 3. Allegro assai by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Classical 
Written: 1753; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
24.
La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Voice)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
25.
An American in Paris: Main Title by George Gershwin
Conductor:  John Wilson
Period: Modern 
Written: 1951 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
26.
Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9: 4th movement, Tempo primo - Animato poco a poco - Tempo primo - Molto vivace by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Modern 
Written: 1906; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
27.
Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection': 5. Conclusion - Mit Aufschwung, aber nicht eilen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Kate Royal (), Magdalena Kozená ()
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1894; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
28.
Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117: Fugue by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
30.
Quartet for Strings no 19 in C major, K 465 "Dissonance": 3rd movement, Menuetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
31.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicholas Angelich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
32.
Quartet for Strings no 5 in A major, Op. 18 no 5: 2nd movement, Menuetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
33.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 4th movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Frank Braley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
34.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
35.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 6, Aragón by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Conductor:  Eiji Oue
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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