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The Four Seasons - A Musical Calendar Of Favorite Classics


Release Date: 01/13/2003 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469376   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiRalph Vaughan WilliamsKarl GoldmarkJean Sibelius,   ... 
Performer:  Gidon KremerPinchas ZukermanDaniel BarenboimShlomo Mintz,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoDaniel BarenboimArthur FiedlerNeeme Järvi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraEnglish Chamber OrchestraBoston Pops,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 5 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1980 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
Im Frühling Overture, Op. 36 by Karl Goldmark
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 
Date of Recording: 02/1971 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 
Length: 9 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Spring Song, Op. 16 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1894).
Composition revised: 1895.
Composition revised: 1902. 
5.
Appalachian Spring: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring": 2nd movement, Larghetto by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Chicago, IL 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan": Blumine by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1888; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1977 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34: no 2, Last spring by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1973 
Venue:  Studio Europa Sonor, Paris 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
10.
Premier livre de pièces: Troisième Suite - Le coucou by Louis-Claude Daquin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Buskers
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1735; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1983 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
The First Day of Spring by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, Watford, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Shlomo Mintz (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1982 
Venue:  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 
13.
Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1964 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 45 Secs. 
14.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1964 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
15.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1964 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1964 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
17.
Duenna: Summer Night, Op. 123 - Serenade by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USSR 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Great Hall, State Conservatory, Moscow 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
18.
Midsommarlåt i Leksand, R 146 by Hugo Alfvén
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Gothenberg Concert Hall, Sweden 
Length: 12 Minutes 44 Secs. 
19.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 2, Summer Night on the River by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
20.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Akira Eguchi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
21.
Pastorale d'été by Arthur Honegger
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Toulouse, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 57 Secs. 
22.
Summer Skies by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Shlomo Mintz (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 10 Minutes 56 Secs. 
24.
In Autumn Overture, Op. 11 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1887; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 
25.
The Tempest, Op. 109: Suite no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Jussi Jalas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Finland 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
26.
Préludes, Book 2: no 2, Feuilles mortes by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dino Ciani (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1972 
Venue:  Plenar Hall, Academy of Scince, Munich 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
27.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 5th movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1959 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
28.
Harvest Hymn by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1996 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
29.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 3, Molto allegro in A major "Hunting Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1973 
Venue:  Studio Europa Sonor, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
30.
Quartet for Strings no 17 in B flat major, K 458 "Hunt": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  German Radio Stidios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 22 Secs. 
31.
Concertino d'automne for 2 Pianos and 8 Instruments, Op. 309 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jacqueline Bonneau (Piano), Genevieve Joy (Piano)
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1958 
Length: 9 Minutes 48 Secs. 
32.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
33.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 3: no 12 in C major "Christmas Concerto" - Pastorale by Francesco Manfredini
Conductor:  Rudolf Baumgartner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Strings
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1718; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1970 
Venue:  Art House, Lucerne, Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
34.
The Seasons, H 21 no 3: Winter - Introduction by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1799 - 1801). 
35.
Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1966 
Venue:  Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
36.
Children's Corner: no 4, The Snow is Dancing by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1960 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
37.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dino Ciani (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1972 
Venue:  Plenar Hall, Academy of Science, Munich 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
38.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/1972 
Venue:  Brent Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
39.
Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1970 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 10 Minutes 44 Secs. 
40.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 12, Décembre "Noël" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Douglas Gamley
Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
41.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 1b, Act 1 - Decorating the Christmas Tree by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
42.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 9, Act 1 - Waltz of the Snowflakes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
43.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1970 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
44.
German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1970 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
45.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Date of Recording: 02/1970 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
46.
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1981 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
47.
Cagliostro in Wien: Auf der Jagd Polka, Op. 373 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Live  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
48.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Primavera porteña by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Studio Acousti, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
49.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Verano porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Studio Acousti, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Agustín E. Carlevaro 
50.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Otoño porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Studio Acousti, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
51.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Invierno porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Studio Acousti, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Agustín E. Carlevaro 
52.
The Seasons, Op. 67: no 13, Coda de l'Été [Autumn] by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1966 
Venue:  Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 1. Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 2. Largo
Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
The Lark Ascending
Im Frühling (Springtime Overture), Op.36
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.62: No. 6 Andante grazioso In A "Spring Song"
Spring Song - Symphonic Poem op.16
Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite: Excerpt: Simple Gifts
Symphony No.1 in B flat, Op.38 - "Spring": 2. Larghetto
Symphony No.1 in D: "Blumine". Andante allegretto
Two Elegiac Melodies, Op.34: 2. The Last Spring
4 Estaciones Porteñas (pour guitare): N°.1 Primavera Porteña
Premier livre de pieces de clavecin (1735) - Arr. Michael Copley & Dag Ingram / Troisième Suite: Le coucou
The First Day of Spring
Voices Of Spring, Op.410 (Frühlingsstimmen)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: Overture
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: No.1 Scherzo
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: No. 7 Notturno
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: No. 9 Wedding March
Summer Night op.123: 3. Minuet
Swedish Rhapsodie No.1, Op.19 - "Midsommarvaka"
Summer Night On The River
4 Estaciones Porteñas (pour guitare): N°.2 Verano Porteño
Porgy and Bess: Summertime / A Woman Is a Sometime thing
Pastorale d'été: Calme - Vif et gai - Tempo I (calme)
Summer Skies

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