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40 Most Beautiful Winter Classics / Various


Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 696674   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiJohann Sebastian BachArcangelo CorelliHenry Purcell,   ... 
Performer:  Piero TosoJoost Van der LindenViktoria PostnikovaBarbara Bonney,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio ScimoneNikolaus HarnoncourtTon KoopmanKurt Redel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti VenetiVienna Concentus MusicusAmsterdam Baroque Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": Excerpt(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Piero Toso (Violin)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy 
4.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: When a cruel long winter by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Joost Van der Linden (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
5.
German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Kurt Redel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 2, Février "Carnaval" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
7.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 12, Décembre "Noël" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
8.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 1, Janvier "Au coin du feu" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
9.
Songs (6), Op. 19a: no 3, Winterlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1833; Germany 
10.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
11.
Children's Corner: no 4, The Snow is Dancing by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
12.
Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78: The Battle on the Ice by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1939; USSR 
13.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Invierno porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Hector Console (Double Bass), Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Rodolfo Mederos (Bandoneon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
14.
A Rose in the Snow by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
15.
Stopping by woods on a snowy evening by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
16.
Water Under Snow is Weary by Harri Wessman
Conductor:  Erkki Pohjola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
17.
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Jule Styne
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer,  Chanticleer Holiday Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Claire Fischer. 
18.
The Seasons, H 21 no 3: Winter - Introduction by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
19.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 2, Act 1 - March of the Wooden Soldiers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
20.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 9, Act 1 - Waltz of the Snowflakes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
21.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 1, Prélude by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
22.
Songs (3) by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  David Lutz (Piano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
23.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 2, Scène de l'Hiver by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
24.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 3, Variation dansée du givre [frost] by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
25.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 4, Variation dansée de la glace [ice] by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
26.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 5, Variation dansée de la grêle [hail] by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
27.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 6, Variation dansée de la neige [snow] by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
28.
Snow Maiden: Suite - Introduction by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
29.
The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances - Dance no 2, The water in Winter by Michael Tippett
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
30.
Between Seasons: First Snow by Taneli Kuusisto
Conductor:  Géza Szilvay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Strings
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 59 Secs. 
31.
Snowflakes, Op. 57 no 2 by Selim Palmgren
Performer:  Izumi Tateno (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
32.
Isis, LWV 54: Scène du froid by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1677; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
33.
Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89: no 3, Gefrorne Tränen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Andreas Staier (Fortepiano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
34.
Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams": 1st movement, Allegro tranquillo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1874; Russia 
Length: 11 Minutes 52 Secs. 
35.
Songs (6) for Leontyne: no 4, Winter Song by Lee Hoiby
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Antoine Palloc (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: USA (1950).
Composition revised: USA (1983). 
36.
Tis Winter Now by Lora Aborn
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Antoine Palloc (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
37.
In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
38.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Performer:  Natalie Cole (Voice)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 R297, 'Winter' : I Allegro non molto: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 R297, 'Winter' : I Allegro non molto
Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 R297, 'Winter' : II Largo: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 R297, 'Winter' : II Largo
Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 R297, 'Winter' : III Allegro: Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 R297, 'Winter' : III Allegro
Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia: Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia
Concerto Grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8, 'Christmas Concerto' : III Vivace - Allegro - Pastorale: Corelli : Concerto Grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8, 'Christmas Concerto' : III Vivace - Allegro - Pastorale
The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "When a cruel long winter" [Phoebus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "When a cruel long winter" [Phoebus]
3 German Dances K605 : No.3 in C major, ' Die Schlittenfahrt' [The Sleighride]: Mozart : 3 German Dances K605 : No.3 in C major, ' Die Schlittenfahrt' [The Sleighride]
The Seasons Op.37b : XII Christmas-tide [December]: Tchaikovsky : The Seasons Op.37b : XII Christmas-tide [December]
The Seasons Op.37b : I By the Hearth [January]: Tchaikovsky : The Seasons Op.37b : I By the Hearth [January]
The Seasons Op.37b : II Carnival [February]: Tchaikovsky : The Seasons Op.37b : II Carnival [February]
6 Songs Op.19a : III Winterlied: Mendelssohn : 6 Songs Op.19a : III Winterlied
Préludes, Book 1 : VI Des pas sur la neige: Debussy : Préludes, Book 1 : VI Des pas sur la neige
Children's Corner : IV The Snow is Dancing: Debussy : Children's Corner : IV The Snow is Dancing
Winterlied: Mahler : Winterlied
Alexander Nevsky Op.78 : V The Battle on the Ice: Prokofiev : Alexander Nevsky Op.78 : V The Battle on the Ice
Invierno porteño: Piazzolla : Invierno porteño
"A rose in the snow": Legrand : "A rose in the snow"
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: Rorem : Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Water under snow is weary [Vesi väsyy lumen alle]: Wessman : Water under snow is weary [Vesi väsyy lumen alle]
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!: Styne / Arr Fischer : Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Die Jahreszeiten [The Seasons] : Winter - I "Nun senket sich das blasse Jahr" [Simon, Hanne]: Haydn : Die Jahreszeiten [The Seasons] : Winter - I "Nun senket sich das blasse Jahr" [Simon, Hanne]
The Nutcracker Suite Op.71a : II March: Tchaikovsky : The Nutcracker Suite Op.71a : II March
The Nutcracker Op.71 : Act 1 Waltz of Snowflakes: Tchaikovsky : The Nutcracker Op.71 : Act 1 Waltz of Snowflakes
The Seasons Op.67 : I Winter - Introduction: Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : I Winter - Introduction
The Seasons Op.67 : II Winter - Scene: Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : II Winter - Scene
The Seasons Op.67 : III Winter - Variation 1, 'Frost': Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : III Winter - Variation 1, 'Frost'
The Seasons Op.67 : IV Winter - Variation 2, 'Ice': Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : IV Winter - Variation 2, 'Ice'
The Seasons Op.67 : V Winter - Variation 3, 'Hail': Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : V Winter - Variation 3, 'Hail'
The Seasons Op.67 : VI Winter - Variation 4, 'Snow': Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : VI Winter - Variation 4, 'Snow'
Snow Maiden : I Introduction: Rimsky-Korsakov : Snow Maiden : I Introduction
Ritual Dances from 'The Midsummer Marriage' : IV The Second Dance - The Water in Winter & Transformation and Peparation for -: Tippett : Ritual Dances from 'The Midsummer Marriage' : IV The Second Dance - The Water in Winter & Transformation and Peparation for -
Suite for String Orchestra and Harpsichord Op.7, 'Between Seasons' : First Snow: Kuusisto : Suite for String Orchestra and Harpsichord Op.7, 'Between Seasons' : First Snow
Snowflakes [Lumihiutaleita] Op.57 No.2: Palmgren : Snowflakes [Lumihiutaleita] Op.57 No.2
Isis : Prelude "L'hiver qui nous tourmente" [Chorus] "Laizzez-moi, cruelle Furie!" [Io, La Furie] "Ah! quelle peine de trembler" [Chorus]: Lully : Isis : Prelude "L'hiver qui nous tourmente" [Chorus] "Laizzez-moi, cruelle Furie!" [Io, La Furie] "Ah! quelle peine de trembler" [Chorus]
Die Winterreise D911 : III Gefrorene Tränen: Schubert : Die Winterreise D911 : III Gefrorene Tränen
Symphony No.1 in G minor Op.13, 'Winter Daydreams' : I Allegro tranquillo: Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.1 in G minor Op.13, 'Winter Daydreams' : I Allegro tranquillo
Winter Song: Hoiby : Winter Song
"T'is winter now": Aborn : "T'is winter now"
In the Bleak Mid-Winter: Holst / Arr Cullen : In the Bleak Mid-Winter
Winter Wonderland: Tormé / Arr Schifrin : Winter Wonderland

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