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Release Date: 08/02/2005 
Label:  Vox Cameo Classics Catalog #: 5651   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard WagnerAlexander BorodinJohn Philip SousaGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Jack WellbaumAlexander PervomaiskyIngrid HaeblerSuzanne Lautenbacher,   ... 
Conductor:  Erich KunzelAlfred ScholzPhilip GibsonJonel Perlea,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati PopsLondon Festival OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
2. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances - Excerpt(s) by Alexander Borodin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
3. Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Performer:  Jack Wellbaum (Piccolo)
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Alfred Scholz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
5. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
6. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8. Greensleeves by Traditional
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9. Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
10. Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
11. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Mars by Gustav Holst
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
12. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
13. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
14. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
15. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E major, Op. 11 no 5/G 275: 3rd movement, Minuet in A by Luigi Boccherini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
16. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
17. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
18. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Philip Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
19. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12d, Act 2 - Russian Dance "Trepak" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Jonel Perlea
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Alexander Pervomaisky (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lizzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baroque Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
21. Hungarian Rhapsodies (6) for Orchestra, S 359: no 4 in D minor by Franz Liszt
Period: Romantic 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
22. Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
23. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
24. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Alfred Scholz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
25. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
26. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
27. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 1st movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
28. Symphony no 50 in D major, K 161/163 (141a): 3rd movement, Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773-1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
29. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
30. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 3rd movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karel Brazda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Slavonica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
31. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 13d, Act 2 - Danses des cygnes no 4 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Edouard Van Remoortel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
32. Messiah, HWV 56: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
33. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
34. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 12 no 1/RV 317: Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
35. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 1, Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Dieter Kober
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
36. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 18, Act 2 - Panorama by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Lawrence Siegel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
37. Symphony no 26 in E flat major, K 184 (161a): 3rd movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Günter Kehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mainz Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
38. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 2 in B minor, B 35 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Haebler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
39. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Suzanne Lautenbacher (Violin)
Conductor:  Günter Kehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mainz Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
40. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 4, Lentemente by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Dieter Kober
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
41. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karel Brazda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Slavonica
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
42. Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Susan Jolles (Harp), Humbert Lucarelli (Oboe), Frank Morelli (Bassoon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
43. Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447: 2nd movement, Romance - Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ernst Mühlbacher (French Horn)
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
44. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Dubravka Tomsic (Piano)
Conductor:  Anton Nanut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
45. Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carl Michalski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
46. Guillaume Tell: Overture - Finale by Gioachino Rossini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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