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Release Date: 02/27/2007 
Label:  Denon Records   Catalog #: 17637   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyJohann Sebastian BachFrédéric ChopinJohann Pachelbel,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir TroppHélène GrimaudAlain PlanèsBruno-Leonardo Gelber,   ... 
Conductor:  Emmanuel KrivineJorgen Ernst HansenStanislaw SkrowaczewskiSir Charles Groves,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National OrchestraSocietas Musica Chamber OrchestraPrague Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Morceaux (2) for Piano, Op. 10: no 1, Nocturne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Tropp (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jorgen Ernst Hansen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Societas Musica Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Length: 8 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Jorgen Ernst Hansen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Societas Musica Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
6.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alain Planès (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7.
Idyll for Strings: Adagio by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1878; Brno, Czech Republic 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bruno-Leonardo Gelber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
9.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Kyoko Tabe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bruno-Leonardo Gelber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
11.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
12.
Carnival of the animals: no 7, Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 2 in C minor, K 406 (516b): 4th Movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smetana String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for 2 Pianos in F minor, Op. 34b: 2nd mvt, Andante, un poco adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Valery Afanassiev (Piano), Vadim Suchanov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
16.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
17.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
18.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Annerose Schmidt (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
19.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Valery Afanassiev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
20.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Baroque Strings
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 1st movement, Allegro molto appassionato by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow (Violin)
Conductor:  Antoni Ros Marbà
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
22.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Susanna Mildonian (Harp), Maxence Larrieu (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
23.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
24.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stravaganza Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 

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