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Release Date: 05/21/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8520101   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Einojuhani RautavaaraErnest John MoeranPhilip GlassGerald Finzi,   ... 
Performer:  Adele AnthonyRobert PlaneNiklas SivelovFrançois-Joël Thiollier,   ... 
Conductor:  Hannu LintuTakuo YuasaHoward GriffithsJorma Panula,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National OrchestraMaggini String Quartet membersUlster Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One quick glance through the tracks on this disc will quickly dispel the notion that this is merely another compilation of well trodden and over-sampled "greatest hits" of classical music. Buy this CD and spend a couple of hours "cooling down" with some classical music this summer. You'll find a remarkably varied and eclectic set of repertoire, some familiar, but a number of surprising discoveries all blended into a seamless stream of scintillating sounds! One quick glance through the tracks on this disc will quickly dispel the notion that this is merely another compilation of well trodden and over-sampled "greatest hits" of classical music. Buy this CD and spend a couple of hours "cooling down" with some classical music this summer. You'll find a remarkably varied and eclectic set of repertoire, some familiar, but a number of surprising discoveries all blended into a seamless stream of scintillating sounds! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra": The Marsh by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Finland 
Notes: This selection includes a pre-recorded tape of sounds of singing birds. 
2.
Trio for Strings in G major: Adagio by Ernest John Moeran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
3.
Concerto for Violin: 2nd movement by Philip Glass
Performer:  Adele Anthony (Violin)
Conductor:  Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
4.
Bagatelles (5) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 23: no 2, Romance by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Robert Plane (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1943; England 
Notes: Arranged: Lawrence Ashmore 
5.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Jorma Panula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
6.
Flowers from Frösö, Suite No 1: Om många år by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Performer:  Niklas Sivelov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934 
7.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  François-Joël Thiollier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
8.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 3, Moderato by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Martin Roscoe (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
9.
Tabula Rasa: Ludus by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Lesley Hatfield (Violin), Rebecca Hirsch (Violin)
Conductor:  Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Estonia 
Notes: This selection is an excerpt from "Ludus." 
10.
Sancta Maria by Thomas Bloch
Performer:  Thomas Bloch (Glass Armonica)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
11.
Concerto for Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Adagio assai by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  François-Joël Thiollier (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
12.
Prelude for String Orchestra in F minor, Op. 25 by Gerald Finzi
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920s; England 
13.
Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
14.
Mass in G minor: Kyrie by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: England (1920 - 1921). 
15.
London Pieces (3): no 1, Chelsea Reach by John Ireland
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1920; England 
16.
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 1, Des Abends by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
17.
La terra è liberata, HWV 122 "Apollo e Dafne": Felicissima quest'alma by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano)
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Union Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708; Italy 
Language: Italian 
18.
Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 15 in B flat major, K 287 (271H): Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Harald Nerat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
19.
Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Pastoral Suite, Op. 19: Romance by Lars-Erik Larsson
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Sweden 
21.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 1, Shepherd boy by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
22.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Andante assai by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
23.
Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Language: English 
24.
The Lord's Prayer by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
25.
Cornish Dances (4), Op. 91: no 2, Andantino by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; England 
26.
Partsongs (8), Op. 119: no 3, Blue Bird by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Camerata
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; England 
27.
Symphony no 7 "Sinfonia antartica": Landscape "Lento" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Kees Bakels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949-1952; England 
28.
Toward the Sea I by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Petri Alanko (Flute)
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
Notes: Composition written: Japan (1981).
Composition revised: Japan (1983).
Composition revised: Japan (1989). 
29.
Adam Zero, F 1: no 11, Approach of Autumn by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 

Sound Samples

Cantus arcticus, Op. 61, "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra": Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra), Op. 61: I. Suo (The Marsh)
Adam Zero: Ballet in One Scene: Approach of Autumn
String Trio in G major: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto: II. --
5 Bagatelles, Op. 23 (arr. L. Ashmore): Five Bagatelles, Op. 23a: II. Romance: Andante tranquillo
Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1
Frosoblomster (Froso-Flowers), Book 3: No. 7. Om manga ar (Many Years Hence)
4 Cornish Dances, Op. 91: Four Cornish Dances, Op. 91: No. 2. Andantino
Preludes, Book 1: No. 6: Des pas sur la neige
Umi e (Toward the Sea II): Toward the Sea II: I. The Night
20 Mazurkas, Op. 50: Mazurkas, Op. 50: No. 3
Tabula Rasa: Ludus (excerpt)
Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia antartica": III. Landscape: Lento
Song for Athene
Sancta Maria
Piano Concerto in G major: II. Adagio assai
Prelude in F minor, Op. 25: Prelude
Sospiri, Op. 70
The Blue Bird: 8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3: The blue bird
Mass in G minor (1): Mass in G minor: Kyrie
London Pieces: I. Chelsea Reach
Fantasiestucke, Op. 12: 8 : No. 1. Des Abends
Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122: Apollo e Dafme, HWV 122: Aria: Felicissima quest'alma
Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major, K. 287: "Lodron Night Music No. 2": IV. Adagio
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": IV. Adagio
Pastoralsvit (Pastorale Suite), Op. 19: Pastoral Suite: Romance
Lyric Suite, Op. 54: No. 1. Shepherd's Boy
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63: II. Andante assai - Allegretto - Andante assai
The Lord's Prayer

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