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Classical Ecstasy - Classics For A New Age

Release Date: 02/21/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 23041   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry PurcellJohann PachelbelWolfgang Amadeus MozartGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Leontyne PricePaul NicholsonRichard StoltzmanJussi Björling,   ... 
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-PradelliRobert SalterAlexander SchneiderRenato Cellini,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera OrchestraGuildhall String EnsembleEnglish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

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Works on This Recording

Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Robert Salter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 12 Minutes 1 Secs. 
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 14 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Robert Slater
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Requiem Mass: Tuba mirum by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This track shares timing with the next one. 
Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This track shares timing with the previous one. 
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod (with voice) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 

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