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Poems To Music


Release Date: 12/14/1999 
Label:  Vox Muse Catalog #: 99101   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenSergei ProkofievGustav HolstKurt Weill,   ... 
Performer:  Rebecca RosenLee SellarsChristopher LandorDouglas Haas,   ... 
Conductor:  Anton NanutStanislaw SkrowaczewskiWalter SusskindSiegfried Landau,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ljubljana Symphony OrchestraMinnesota OrchestraSt. Louis Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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This collection contains readings of famous poems accompanied by classical works. This collection contains readings of famous poems accompanied by classical works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 2nd movement, Andante molto mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rebecca Rosen (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Anton Nanut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Wordsworth's "Daffodils." 
2.
Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b: Montagues and Capulets by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lee Sellars (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of William Blake's "The Tyger." 
3.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Lee Sellars (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Kipling's "If." 
4.
Kleine Dreigroschenmusik: Die Moritat von Mackie Messer by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Christopher Landor (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Siegfried Landau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westchester Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Louis Carroll's "Jabberwocky." 
5.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno": 2nd movement, Adagio molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lee Sellars (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of "To be or not to be" from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet.' 
6.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Douglas Haas (Organ)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Orchard."
This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Chris Campbell (Spoken Vocals), Walter Klien (Piano)
Conductor:  Günter Kehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mainz Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection contains a reading of Keats' "A Joy Forever." 
8.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Christopher Landor (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Robert Browning's "Home Thoughts from Abroad." 
9.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lee Sellars (Spoken Vocals), Suzanne Lautenbacher (Violin)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of "When icicles hang by the wall" from Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost.' 

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