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Eloquence - Invitation To The Dance - Ballet Music / Karajan


Release Date: 09/18/2001 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469683   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsCharles GounodJohann Strauss Jr.Edvard Grieg,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2. Faust: Ainsi que la brise légère [Act 2 Waltz] by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3. Annen-Polka, Op. 117 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 3, Anitra's Dance by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Dance of the Comedians by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
6. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 11, Act 2 - Scène, moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 13, Act 2 - Danses des cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9. Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10. Les Sylphides: Waltz no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 no 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: 'Les Sylphides' is a compilation of works by Frédéric Chopin. It was conceived as a ballet by Mikhail Fokin in 1909, and orchestrated by Roy Douglas in 1936. 
11. Gaîté Parisienne: Can-can from "La vie parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: 'Gaîté Parisienne' is a pastiche of various works by Jacques Offenbach, selected and arranged as a ballet score by Manuel Rosenthal. 
12. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 8, Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
13. Aida: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
14. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1869 - 1887). 
15. Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Invitation to the Dance, Op.65 (Aufforderung zum Tanze) - Orchestrated By H. Berlioz: Moderato - Allegro vivace - Vivace - Moderato
Les Sylphides: 7. Valse
Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor: Allegro - Vivace
Polovtsian Dances, from: Prince Igor: Introduzione. Andantino - Allegro vivo
Faust / Act 2: Waltz
Annen-Polka, Op.117
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: 3. Anitra's Dance
The Bartered Bride / Act 3: Dance of the Comedians
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 3. Valse des fleurs (Tempo di Valse)
Gaîté parisienne: Allegro vivo - Cancan
8 Slavonic Dances, Op.72: No.2 in E minor (Allegretto grazioso)
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 1. Scene - Swan Theme
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 3. Danse des petits cygnes
Aida: Ballet
Kaiserwalzer, Op.437

Customer Reviews

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 A Fine Karajan Offering. October 13, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "This CD is a winner! Von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic weave their usual mastery through a selection of pieces that are particularly suited for casual listening. Still, if you are so inclined, you can listen to them intently and come away with a very rewarding experience. The fifteen tracks offered on the disc are well selected and represent the best of ballet music. The CD is typical of the Eloquence series in that the selections are always outstanding, the artists are superb, the sound is delightful and the price is ridiculously low. Pick up this disc while it is still available. It is an outstanding value." Report Abuse
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