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40 Most Beautiful Summer Classics - Mozart, Vivaldi, Debussy, Etc


Release Date: 06/24/2008 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 511596   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George GershwinEric CoatesRobert SchumannNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Sharon KamHartmut HöllDietrich Fischer-DieskauMichel Legrand,   ... 
Conductor:  Gregor BühlDavid ParryKurt MasurSir Andrew Davis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraNew York Philharmonic,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sharon Kam (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Gregor Bühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Gregor Bühl. 
2.
Sleepy Lagoon by Eric Coates
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 12, Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Hartmut Höll (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Michel Legrand (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
Etudes (12) for Guitar, W 235: no 1 in E minor by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Turibio Santos (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin "Barcarolle" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
8.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 7, Juillet "Chant de faucheur" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
9.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 8, Août "La moisson" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
10.
Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71: no 2, Summer Evening by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Juhani Lagerspetz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11.
Summer Evening by Traditional
Performer:  Kaija Saarikettu (Violin), Raija Kerppo (Piano)
Written: Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
12.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Verano porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Rodolfo Mederos (Bandoneon), Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Hector Console (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Argentina 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
13.
Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Intermezzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
16.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
17.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
19.
Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Conductor:  Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
20.
National Airs and Variations (6) for Piano and Flute/Violin, Op. 105: no 4, The last rose by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
21.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Turibio Santos (Guitar)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
22.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
23.
Chansons bourguignonnes (30), Op. 15: no 12, Le Pommier by Maurice Emmanuel
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
24.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Wolfgang Lendle (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
25.
Early Songs (7): no 7, Sommertage by Alban Berg
Performer:  Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
26.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Helen Huang (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
27.
In the South, Op. 50 "Alassio" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
28.
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 1, Villanelle by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Howard Cook (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
29.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 9, Scène de l'Été by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
30.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 12, Variation dansée de la esprit du maïs by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
31.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 2, Summer Night on the River by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
32.
Quartet for Strings in F major: 2nd movement, Assez vif - Très rythmé by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Keller String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
33.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1892 - 1894). 
34.
Nights in the gardens of Spain: no 2, Danza lejana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Jean-François Heisser (Piano)
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1915; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
35.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 10, Valse des bleuets et des pavots [Waltz of the Cornflowers and Poppies] by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
36.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 11, La Barcarolle - Entrée des naïades, le satyres et des faunes by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
37.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 13, Coda de l'Été [Autumn] by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
38.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : I Allegro: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : I Allegro
Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : II Adagio - Presto: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : II Adagio - Presto
Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : III Presto, tempo impetuoso d'estate: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : III Presto, tempo impetuoso d'estate
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 1 Overture [Excerpt]: Mendelssohn : A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 1 Overture [Excerpt]
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 2 Entr'acte - Scherzo: Mendelssohn : A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 2 Entr'acte - Scherzo
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 2 Intermezzo: Mendelssohn : A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 2 Intermezzo
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 3 Nocturne: Mendelssohn : A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 3 Nocturne
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 4 Wedding March: Mendelssohn : A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 : Act 4 Wedding March
The Lark Ascending: Vaughan Williams : The Lark Ascending
Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 : I Aria: Villa-Lobos : Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 : I Aria
Summertime: Gershwin / Arr Bühl : Summertime
6 National Airs with Variations Op.105 : Air écossais 'The last rose of summer' [Andante espressivo assai]: Beethoven : 6 National Airs with Variations Op.105 : Air écossais 'The last rose of summer' [Andante espressivo assai]
By the Sleepy Lagoon [Desert Island Discs theme]: Coates : By the Sleepy Lagoon [Desert Island Discs theme]
Dichterliebe Op.48 : XII "Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen": Schumann : Dichterliebe Op.48 : XII "Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen"
Concierto de Aranjuez : II Adagio [Excerpt]: Rodrigo : Concierto de Aranjuez : II Adagio [Excerpt]
Chants d'Auvergne : Bailèro: Canteloube : Chants d'Auvergne : Bailèro
Chansons bourguignonnes du Pays de Beaune : Le Pommier d'Août: Emmanuel : Chansons bourguignonnes du Pays de Beaune : Le Pommier d'Août
Recuerdos de la Alhambra: Tárrega : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
7 Early Songs : VII Sommertage: Berg : 7 Early Songs : VII Sommertage
The Tale of Tsar Saltan : Act 3 Flight of the Bumblebee: Rimsky-Korsakov : The Tale of Tsar Saltan : Act 3 Flight of the Bumblebee
Piano Concerto No.21 in C major K467 : II Andante: Mozart : Piano Concerto No.21 in C major K467 : II Andante
In the South [Alassio] Op.50 [Excerpt]: Elgar : In the South [Alassio] Op.50 [Excerpt]
3 Gymnopédies: I. Lent et douloureux: Satie: 3 Gymnopédies: I. Lent et douloureux
Noches en los Jardines de España : II Danza lejana: Falla : Noches en los Jardines de España : II Danza lejana
Etude No.1 in E minor: Villa-Lobos : Etude No.1 in E minor
Les nuits d'été Op.7 : I Villanelle: Berlioz : Les nuits d'été Op.7 : I Villanelle
The Seasons Op.67 : VIII Summer - Scene: Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : VIII Summer - Scene
The Seasons Op.67 : IX Summer - Waltz of the Cornflowers & Poppies: Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : IX Summer - Waltz of the Cornflowers & Poppies
The Seasons Op.67 : X Summer - Barcarolle: Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : X Summer - Barcarolle
The Seasons Op.67 : XI Summer - Variation - The Ear of the Corn: Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : XI Summer - Variation - The Ear of the Corn
The Seasons Op.67 : XII Summer - Coda: Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : XII Summer - Coda
The Seasons Op.37b : VI Barcarolle [June]: Tchaikovsky : The Seasons Op.37b : VI Barcarolle [June]
The Seasons Op.37b : VII Song of the Reaper [July]: Tchaikovsky : The Seasons Op.37b : VII Song of the Reaper [July]
The Seasons Op.37b : VIII La moisson [August]: Tchaikovsky : The Seasons Op.37b : VIII La moisson [August]
Summer Night on the River: Delius : Summer Night on the River
Lyric Pieces, Book X, Op. 71: No. 2, Summer Evening: Grieg : Lyric Pieces, Book X, Op. 71: No. 2, Summer Evening
String Quartet in F major : II Assez vif - Très rythmé: Ravel : String Quartet in F major : II Assez vif - Très rythmé
Kesäilta [Summer Evening]: Trad / Arr Kuula : Kesäilta [Summer Evening]
Verano Porteño: Piazzolla / Arr Desyatnikov : Verano Porteño
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune: Debussy : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

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