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Classical Potpourri / Ensemble Vivant


Release Date: 05/04/2009 
Label:  Opening Day   Catalog #: 9360   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFrédéric ChopinGeorge GershwinCatherine Wilson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The repertoire performed on Classical Potpourri showcases the Ensemble Vivant’s diverse repertoire, which merges their classical roots and jazz genres. The CD includes an original composition by Catherine Wilson entitled Knollwood Place. Other works include an arrangement of Bach’s Preludium from Cantata, BWV29 and the famous Largo from the Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor. The album covers an assortment of musical styles and emotions — from Chopin’s delicate Berceuse and Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess to a rollicking Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin and the spirited Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla. Also included are works by Satie, Gershwin, Leroy Anderson, Kreisler, Puccini, Beethoven and Elgar. The repertoire performed on Classical Potpourri showcases the Ensemble Vivant’s diverse repertoire, which merges their classical roots and jazz genres. The CD includes an original composition by Catherine Wilson entitled Knollwood Place. Other works include an arrangement of Bach’s Preludium from Cantata, BWV29 and the famous Largo from the Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor. The album covers an assortment of musical styles and emotions — from Chopin’s delicate Berceuse and Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess to a rollicking Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin and the spirited Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla. Also included are works by Satie, Gershwin, Leroy Anderson, Kreisler, Puccini, Beethoven and Elgar. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
3. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
4. Preludes (3) for Piano by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
5. Knollwood Place by Catherine Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
6. El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
7. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
8. Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
9. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
10. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
11. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
12. Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; USA 

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