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Perfect Romance


Release Date: 01/17/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570029   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz LisztSir Edward ElgarGiacomo PucciniClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Elizabeth HainenJonathan WelchFrançois-Joël ThiollierDenisa Slepkovská,   ... 
Conductor:  Adrian LeaperWill HumburgJohannes WildnerMichael Halász,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony OrchestraBudapest Haydn String QuartetPolish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 3 in D flat Major, Un sospiro by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Elizabeth Hainen (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3. La Bohčme: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  François-Joël Thiollier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5. Lakmé: Viens, Mallikŕ...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Denisa Slepkovská (Mezzo Soprano), Adriana Kohútková (Soprano)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: French 
6. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nora Shulman (Flute), Judy Loman (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
8. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Haydn String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
12. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Keith Clark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
13. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jenö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14. Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Balázs Szokolay (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
15. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Allegro con grazia by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

3 Etudes de concert, S144/R5: 3 Grand Concert Etudes, S144/R5: No. 3 in D flat major, "Un sospiro"
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (arr. for orchestra): Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (version for orchestra)
La boheme: La Boheme, Act I: Che gelida manina
Preludes, Book 1: No. 8: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Lakme: Dome epais, "Flower Duet"
3 Gymnopedies (arr. for flute and harp): Gymnopedie No. 1 (arr. for flute and harp)
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2
String Quartet No. 2 in D major: III. Notturno: Andante
Turandot: Act III Scene 1: Nessun dorma
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18
Pavane pour une infante defunte (version for orchestra)
Liebestraume, S541/R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A flat major
2 Arabesques: Arabesque No. 1
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique": II. Allegro con grazia

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