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Serene Journeys Through Classical Music


Release Date: 09/22/1998 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 1608   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyWolfgang Amadeus MozartRodion Shchedrin,   ... 
Performer:  David ShifrinEdgar MeyerGary HoffmanPaul Neubauer,   ... 
Conductor:  Gerard SchwarzAndrew LittonJames DePreistDonald Pearson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber SymphonyDallas Symphony OrchestraLos Angeles Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It's a tough road to get where you're going nowadays - and Delos has created a wonderful new collection, including a delightful bonus, to help make the trip a little easier. Serene Journeys is a specially priced 3-CD set packaged in a 6-CD carrying case, carefully programmed with the most relaxing classical music. This tranquil collection is unique among 'mood' compilations in featuring acclaimed classical artists, such as Carol Rosenberger, Voices of Ascension, the Dallas Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony, all in a value-priced three-disc gift package. Selections include the familiar, such as Barber's Adagio [Agnus Dei], piano selections of Debussy, the Mozart Clarinet concerto, as well as other less familiar works which will help educate Read more and enrich the listener while expanding his knowledge of the classical repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 2nd movement, Andante molto mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 18, Act 2 - Panorama by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
3.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
4.
Carmen-Suite (after Bizet): Intermezzo no 2 by Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
5.
Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass in G major, Op. 77/B 49: Intermezzo in B by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Gary Hoffman (Cello), Paul Neubauer (Viola),
Ani Kavafian (Violin), Joseph Silverstein (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1875; Bohemia 
6.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 54: 3rd movement, Nocturne by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891/1904; Norway 
8.
Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11: 2nd movement, Un poco adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
9.
Bagatelles (4) for String Quartet, Op. 30: no 1 by Alan Hovhaness
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shanghai String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
10.
Wild Mountain Thyme by Traditional
Performer:  Scott Tennant (Guitar)
Written: Scotland 
Notes: Transcribed: Scott Tennant 
11.
Symphony no 3, Op. 33: Andante tranquillo by Howard Hanson
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 
12.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2: 2nd movement, Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
13.
Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
14.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
15.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 2, Au lac de Wallenstadt by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
16.
Préludes, Book 2: no 5, Bruyères by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
17.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
18.
Pièces brèves (8) for Piano, Op. 84: no 8, Nocturne in D flat major by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; France 
19.
Sancta Dorothea for Piano, S 187 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Rome, Italy 
20.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
21.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in F sharp major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
22.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816: no 3, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722 
23.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 5, Menuet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
24.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
25.
Tone Pictures (3) for Piano, Op. 5: no 1, The Lake at Evening by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1912; USA 
26.
Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
27.
Call to Prayer by Anonymous
Performer:  Eric Plutz (Organ)
Conductor:  Donald Pearson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Denver St. John's Episcopal Cathedral Choirs
28.
Jesu Rex admirabilis by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
29.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Todd Wilson (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA 
30.
Requiem, Op. 9: Sanctus by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
31.
Ave Maria, Op. 9b/H 49 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; England 
32.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Vinson Cole (Tenor), Patrick Stephens (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
33.
Ave Maria à 4 by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
34.
Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 5, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Todd Wilson (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
Venue:  Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA 
35.
Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Eric Plutz (Organ)
Conductor:  Donald Pearson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Denver St. John's Episcopal Cathedral Choirs
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Notes: This work is a vocal arrangement of the composer's 'Adagio for Strings.' 
36.
Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71: Tui Nati vulnerati by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Zdenek Macal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876-1877; Bohemia 
37.
Lord, for thy tender mercys sake by John Farrant
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
38.
Rejoice, rejoice, with heart and voice by William Byrd
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
39.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Todd Wilson (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA 
Notes: Arranged: Edward Shippen Barnes 
40.
Requiem, Op. 9: Kyrie by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
41.
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Linz, Austria 
42.
Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 6, O wie selig seid ihr doch by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Noehren (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
Venue:  Church of St. Jude, Detroit, Michigan 
43.
Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
44.
Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 1 - no 31, Iustorum animae by William Byrd
Performer:  Mark Kruczek (Organ)
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension,  Ascension Music Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
45.
Let my prayer come up as the incense by Peter Hallock
Performer:  Eric Plutz (Organ)
Conductor:  Donald Pearson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Denver St. John's Episcopal Cathedral Choirs
Period: 20th Century 
46.
Prelude for Organ in E flat major by William Henry Harris
Performer:  Todd Wilson (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; England 
Venue:  Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA 
47.
Sonata for Keyboard no 12 in A major, H 16 no 12 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1767; Vienna, Austria 

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