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Release Date: 01/10/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000577202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelAntonio VivaldiAntonín DvorákJacques Offenbach,   ... 
Performer:  Isaac SternTamás Vásáry
Conductor:  Trevor PinnockZubin MehtaLorin MaazelNeeme Järvi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English ConcertIsrael Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5. Carmen: Suite no 1 - Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Conductor:  Yuri Ahronovitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8. Karelia Suite, Op. 11: no 1, Intermezzo by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
9. L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 - 3rd movement, Adagietto by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
10. Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870). 
11. El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Luis Garcia-Navarro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
14. Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
15. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Canon and Gigue in D major
Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 1. Allegro
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 2. Largo
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 4: Entr'acte (Barcarolle)
Carmen Suite (excerpts from suites nos. 1 & 2): Prélude
Nabucco / Act 3: Coro: Introduzione - "Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate"
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 18
Karelia Suite, Op.11: 1. Intermezzo (Moderato)
L'Arlésienne Suite No.1: Adagietto
Pizzicato Polka (1870)
El amor brujo - Ballet By G. Martinez Sierra: Danza ritual del fuego, para ahuyentar los malos espíritos
Messiah / Part 2: "Hallelujah"
Die Walküre / Dritter Aufzug: The Ride Of The Valkyries
Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: "O Fortuna"
"Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.1 in D

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