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Classical Discovery - The History Of Classical Music

Classical Discovery: History Of Classical Music
Release Date: 08/11/2009 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 184622  
Composer:  AnonymousHildegard of BingenWalth von der VogelweideGuillaume Dufay,   ... 
Performer:  Igor OistrakhRonn McFarlaneCécile OussetE. Power Biggs,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert BlomstedtKurt MasurKurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber OrchestraDresden StaatskapelleLeipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Baltimore Consort/Il Complesso Barocco/E. Power Biggs: organ/Amsterdam Bach Soloists/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/ Berlin Chamber Orchestra/Dresden Staatskapelle/Grace Bumbry: mezzo-soprano/Igor Oistrakh: violin/Ronn McFarlane: lute/Cécile Ousset: piano/Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Sanderling: conductors/and many more!

Selections by Hildegard von Bingen, Dufay, Ockeghem, Palestrina, Di Lasso, Dowland, Monteverdi, Schütz, J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, Couperin, D. Scarlatti, Rameau, Haydn, Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Paganini, Weber, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Donizetti, Wagner, J. Strauss, Liszt, Offenbach, Brahms, Verdi, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Smetana,
Read more Mussorgsky, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Bruckner, Franck, Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler, Lehár, Debussy, Elgar, Ives, Schönberg, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Ravel, Puccini, Gershwin, Berg, Shostakovich, Orff, R. Strauss, Bernstein, Messiaen, Britten, Schnittke, Riley, and more

Classical Discovery offers an ideal package, providing an overview of classical music and its history in an entertaining and easy-to-understand form. In a lavishly presented cloth-bound book, accompanied by 12 CDs with over 900 minutes of playing time, Classical Discovery tells the story of the classics in word, music, and images from its earliest days until modern times. With Classical Discovery, anyone can gain entry to the world of classical music, whether for the first time or to gain new insights and perspectives.

• High-quality hardcover cloth-bound book with a fine bookmark and over 150 beautifully styled pages. • Includes notes and pictures on important composers, personalities, and events of contemporary history. • Over 900 minutes of music, with whole movements or complete works, in chronological order.
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Works on This Recording

1. Introit by Anonymous
Performer:  Igor Oistrakh (Violin), Ronn McFarlane (Lute), Cécile Ousset (Piano),
E. Power Biggs (Organ), Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt,  Kurt Masur,  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra  ... 
Period: Medieval 
2. O spectabiles viri by Hildegard of Bingen
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
3. Ave maris stella by Anonymous
Period: Medieval 
4. Unter den linden by Walth von der Vogelweide
Period: Medieval 
Written: Germany 
5. Gloria by Guillaume Dufay
6. Fantasia by Luis de Milan
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
7. Ave Maria by Giovanni Palestrina
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
8. Prophetiae Sibyllarum sibylla persica by Orlando de Lassus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
9. Le gratie d'amore: La catena d'amore by Cesare Negri Milanesi
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
10. Madrigali spirituali a 5: Padre del cielo, hor ch'atra nube il calle by Luca Marenzio
Written: 1584; Venice 
11. In darkness let mee dwell by John Dowland
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1610; England 
12. Geistlicher Concerten: Hodie completi sunt, SSWV 314 by Samuel Scheidt
Period: Baroque 
13. Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9: Wen will uns scheiden, SWV 330 by Heinrich Schütz
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1639; Dresden, Germany 
14. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": no 2, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
15. Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
16. Saint John Passion, SWV 481: Excerpt(s) by Heinrich Schütz
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692-97; Germany 
17. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
18. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
19. Nouvelles suites de pičces de clavecin: no 11, La poule by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1730; France 
20. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
21. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che puro ciel! by Christoph W. Gluck
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
22. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
23. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Bravo, signor padrone!...Se vuol ballare by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
24. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
25. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
26. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
27. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
28. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
29. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
30. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
31. Pictures at an exhibition: Promenade by Modest Mussorgsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 

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