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Dinner Classics - The Italian Album


Release Date: 05/17/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 45544   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGiuseppe VerdiPietro MascagniGiovanni Gabrieli,   ... 
Performer:  Pinchas ZukermanJohn WilliamsMorris PertCarlos Bonell,   ... 
Conductor:  Andre KostelanetzEugene OrmandySir Andrew DavisGiuseppe Patané,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz OrchestraPhiladelphia OrchestraPhiladelphia Brass Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
8. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi toni a 8 - no 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
9. La boutique fantasque: Nocturne by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This ballet is based on themes by Gioacchino Rossini. 
10. Fedora: Intermezzo by Umberto Giordano
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
11. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12. Sebastian: Barcarolle by Gian Carlo Menotti
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
13. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
14. Good Humored Ladies: Overture by Vincenzo Tommasini
Conductor:  Louis Lane
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: This work is based on music of Domenico Scarlatti. 
15. Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Morris Pert (Vibraphone), Carlos Bonell (Guitar),
Brian Gascoigne (Marimba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: B. Gascoigne 
16. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E major, Op. 11 no 5/G 275: 3rd movement, Minuet in A by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Lazar Gosman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This minuet, listed in Boccherini's autograph catalog as part of Opus 11,
was also published, and is known popularly, as part of Opus 13. 
17. Duo concertant for Flute/Violin and Guitar in E minor, Op. 25: Minuet by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
18. Sonata concertata in A major, Op. 61/MS 2: Rondeau by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1804; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
19. Cantabile for Violin and Piano in D major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1824 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Guitar no 1 in A major, Op. 30: Andantino siciliano by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1808; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
21. Guillaume Tell: Pas de six by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2
I. Allegro from Spring ("La Primavera")
Overture (Allegro) from The Good-Humoured Ladies
I. Allegro from Concerto in G Major for Two Guitars (Instrumental)
Minuetto from String Quintet in E Major, Op. 13, No. 5
III. Menuetto: Allegretto from Sonata for Violin and Guitar, Op. 25 (Instrumental)
III. Rondeau from Sonata Concertata in A Major (Instrumental)
Cantabile for Violin and Guitar
II. Andantino siciliano from Concerto No. 1 for Guitar and String Orchestra in A Major, Op. 30
Nocturne (Moderato) from the ballet La Boutique Fantasque
Barcarolle from Sebastian Suite
Dance for Six from William Tell
La donna e mobile from Rigoletto
Musetta's Waltz from La Bohème
O soave fanciulla from La Bohème
Vissi d'arte from Act II of Tosca
Andante cantabile from Fedora
Introduction to Act I from La Traviata
Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
Celeste Aida from Aida
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi

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