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Release Date: 03/24/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 64739   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyLudwig van BeethovenFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Mikhail PletnevJean-Bernard PommierChristian ZachariasFrancois-René Duchable,   ... 
Conductor:  Libor PesekLawrence FosterHans VonkMichel Plasson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraHallé OrchestraDresden Staatskapelle,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1: 1st movement, Vivace by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891/1917; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1875). 
3. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1st movement, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1900 - 1901). 
4. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 10 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6. Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Conductor:  György Cziffra Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Conductor:  György Cziffra Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54: 1st movement, Allegro affettuoso by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 2nd movement, Allegro appassionato by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11. Nights in the gardens of Spain: no 1, At the Generalife by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Gonzalo Soriano (Piano)
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1915; Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
12. Concerto for Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Adagio assai by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 2 Secs. 
13. Concerto for Piano: 1st movement, Allegretto by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
14. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 32 Secs. 
15. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Meyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
16. Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme": 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano)
Conductor:  Diana Ambache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambache Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
19. Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
21. Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491: 3rd movement, Allegretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
22. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Warren-Green (Violin), Roger Chase (Viola)
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 17 Secs. 
23. Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Guerrier (French Horn)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
24. Concerto for Flute no 2 in D major, K 314 (285d): 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alain Marion (Flute)
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auvergne Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
25. Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314 (285d): 1st movement, Allegro aperto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  François Leleux (Oboe)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
26. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Samuel Coles (Flute), Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
27. Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish": 1st movement, Allegro aperto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
28. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Monica Huggett (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
29. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 3rd movement, Presto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Monica Huggett (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
30. Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno": 2nd movement, Adagio molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Monica Huggett (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
31. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Monica Huggett (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
32. Concerto for 4 Violins in B flat major, RV 553: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin), Raffaello Negri (Violin), Andrea Rognoni (Violin),
Renata Spotti (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
33. Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 1/RV 433 "La tempesta di mare": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
34. Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte": 3rd movement, Largo "Il sonno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
35. Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
36. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
37. Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
38. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 1st movement, Vivace by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Bury (Violin), Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
39. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegbert Rampe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stravaganza Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
40. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegbert Rampe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stravaganza Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
41. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegbert Rampe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stravaganza Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
42. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegbert Rampe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stravaganza Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
43. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 3rd movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegbert Rampe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stravaganza Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
44. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: 1st movement by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegbert Rampe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stravaganza Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
45. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1062: 1st movement by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord), Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
46. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
47. Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054: 2nd movement, Adagio e piano sempre by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
48. Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058: 1st movement by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
49. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
50. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055: 3rd movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
51. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dmitri Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 19 Secs. 
52. Concerto for Violin in D minor: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
53. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: 2nd movement, Andante by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Augustin Dumay (Violin)
Conductor:  Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
54. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 3rd movement, Allegro giocoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
55. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double": 3rd movement, Vivace non troppo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gautier Capuçon (Cello), Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
56. Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112: 2nd movement, Andante tranquillo by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
57. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
58. Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117: In the Summer by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
59. L'arte del violino, Op. 3: Concerto no 12 - 2nd movement, Largo-Presto-Adagio by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Performer:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow (Violin)
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auvergne Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
60. Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella": 3rd movement, Rondo ŕ la clochette by Niccolň Paganini
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
Conductor:  Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
61. Concerto for Violin "Pilgrimage of the Soul": 7th movement, Maestoso by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1928; Brno, Czech Republic 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
62. Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21: 2nd movement, Scherzando by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
63. Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
64. Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 3 Secs. 
65. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
66. Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19: 2nd movement, Scherzo "Vivacissimo" by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dmitri Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
67. Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Andante assai by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dmitri Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
68. Concerto for Violin in D major: 4th movement, Capriccio by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Conductor:  Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
69. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
70. Concerto Champętre for Harpsichord: 2nd movement, Andante by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1928; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
71. Danse sacrée et danse profane: Danse sacrée by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Marie-Claire Jamet (Harp)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
72. Danse sacrée et danse profane: Danse profane by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Marie-Claire Jamet (Harp)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
73. Harold en Italie, Op. 16: Pilgrims' March by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Gérard Caussé (Viola)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
74. Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Bohemia 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
75. Concerto for Cello no 7 in G major, G 480: Adagio by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
76. Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Ray Still (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Stamp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
77. Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J 114/Op. 73: 3rd movement, Rondo by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Antony Pay (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Antony Pay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Munich, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
78. Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2: 3rd movement, Allegro by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
79. Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 2nd movement, Langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
80. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
81. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
82. Concerto for Cello, Op. 22: 2nd movement, Andante sostenuto by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
83. Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 7: no 4 in D minor, HWV 309 - 4th movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Organ)
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1750; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
84. Concerto for Cello no 3 in A major, Wq 172/H 439: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Anner Bylsma (Cello)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1753; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
85. Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sonia Maurer (Mandolin), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
86. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
87. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15: 2nd movement, Largo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 
88. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
89. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto": 2nd movement, Largo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ulf Hoelscher (Violin), Christian Zacharias (Piano), Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
90. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
91. Concerto for Piano in F major, H 18 no 7: 2nd movement, Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1766; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
92. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 3rd movement, Rondo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
93. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125: 4th movement, Allegro deciso by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
94. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
95. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
96. Ballade for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp major, Op. 19 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
97. Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano), Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
98. Concerto for 2 Pianos in C major: 1st movement, Toccata "Allegro moderato" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Kenneth Broadway (Piano), Ralph Markham (Piano)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
99. Concerto for Piano in F major: 3rd movement, Allegro Agitato by George Gershwin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
100. Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15: 3rd movement, Rondo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor Op. 1: I. Vivace
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18: I. Moderato
Piano Concerto No.5 "Emperor" : II Adagio (Excerpt): II. Adagio un poco mosso -
Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.11 : II - Larghetto
Totentanz (Paraphrase Sur Le Dies Irae)
Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre No.1 En Mi Bémol Major : I Allegro Maestoso (Remasterisé En 1987)
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54: Allegro affettuoso
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 83: II. Allegro appassionata
Noches en los jardines de Espańa (1987 Digital Remaster): En la Generalife
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G: Adagio
Concerto for piano and orchestra, FP 146: Allegretto
Rhapsody in Blue
Clarinet Concerto in A major K622: II Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major K271 (cadenzas by Mozart): II. Andantino
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (Cadenzas by Beethoven): I. Allegro - Cadenza - Tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K467: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat K482 (1990 Digital Remaster): Andante
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major K488 (Cadenza by Mozart): II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491 (Cadenza by Pletnev): III. Allegretto
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K364/K320d: II. Andante
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major K495: III. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Flute Concerto No. 2 in D K314/285d: III. Rondeau (Allegro)
Oboe Concerto in C major K271a - Ferlendis: I Allegro
Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major K299/K297c (cadenzas: John Lenehan): II. Andantino
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K 219, 'Turkish': I. Allegro aperto

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