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Essential Strings

Essential Strings / Various
Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 94919   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelLuigi BoccheriniGeorge Frideric HandelGioachino Rossini,   ... 
Performer:  Vag PapianMaxim VengerovJean-Patrice BrosseGeorges Armand
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerYehudi MenuhinJerzy MaksymiukIona Brown,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VirtuosiTwelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
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:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 6 in G minor, HWV 324 - 3rd movement, Musette by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Sonata a quattro no 1 in G major: 1st movement, Moderato by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 5 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vag Papian (Piano), Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
From Holberg's Time, Op. 40: 1st movement, Prelude by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22: 2nd movement, Tempo di Valse by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Serenade for strings, Op. 11: 1. Allegro molto by Dag Wirén
Conductor:  Kenneth Montgomery
Period: Modern 
Written: 1937 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Bachianas brasileiras no 1 for 8 Cellos: 1st movement, Introduçao "Embolada" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Period: Modern 
Written: 1930 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Adios nonino by Astor Piazzolla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; Argentina 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4: 2nd movement, Playful Pizzicato by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Written: 1933-1934; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Concerto for Double String Orchestra: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Michael Tippett
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Period: Modern 
Written: 1938-1939 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Length: 16 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 15 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna": 1st movement, Maestoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 1st movement, Pezzo in forma di Sonatina by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Pastorale "Largo" by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Jean-Patrice Brosse (Harpsichord), Georges Armand (Violin)
Conductor:  Georges Armand
Period: Baroque 
Written: Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Andante cantabile, for cello & string orchestra in D major (arr. of 2nd mvt. from String Quartet No. by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Serenade in E flat, Op. 6: 1. Andante con moto by Josef Suk
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 

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