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Chopin by Starlight / Carmen Dragon, Hollywood Bowl SO


Release Date: 03/12/2008 
Label:  Emi Studio Catalog #: 63663   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAntonín DvorákJohannes Brahms
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

...All are arranged by Mr. Dragon except the Military Polonaise which is played in Glazunov's arrangement. Quite contrary to expectations I find the two polonaises the least interesting and attractive. In many of the arrangements the piano is included, sometimes as a member of the orchestra and sometimes in a concerto-like manner and it is the latter that attract me most. Indeed the famous E flat Nocturne sounds almost like the slow movement of a concerto that was never written and although I am always chary of prophecying I think that this coupled with, say, the Prelude in A might well make an absolute winner...

-- Gramophone [12/1957, reviewing the original LP release]
...All are arranged by Mr. Dragon except the Military Polonaise which is played in Glazunov's arrangement. Quite contrary to expectations I find the two polonaises the least interesting and attractive. In many of the arrangements the piano is included, sometimes as a member of the orchestra and sometimes in a concerto-like manner and it is the latter that attract me most. Indeed the famous E flat Nocturne sounds almost like the slow movement of a concerto that was never written and although I am always chary of prophecying I think that this coupled with, say, the Prelude in A might well make an absolute winner...

-- Gramophone [12/1957, reviewing the original LP release]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
2.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
3.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
4.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
5.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
6.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
7.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
8.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
9.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
10.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
11.
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: no 3, Mélodie by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
12.
Capriccio italien, Op. 45: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
13.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
14.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 8 in G minor, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
15.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 6 in D major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 

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