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Magical Music Box

Magical Music Box / Various
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55477   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Leopold MozartGabriel PiernéCamille Saint-SaënsNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Paul StraussKatia LabèqueMarielle Labèque
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerZubin MehtaJohn LanchberyHerbert Blomstedt,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bringing magic and music together in a fun, interactive collection this compilation encourages children to explore their imaginations, expand their minds with fun facts and stories and listen to some of the world’s greatest Classical Music. The collection features Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Flight of the Bumble Bee and many other well-loved favourites. Children will be invited to see how sorcerers, magical toys, wondrous heroes and fantastical creatures come to life in Classical Music. A fully illustrated 32 page booklet presents a mystical journey through magical music encouraging the young ready to hear, see and recreate as much as possible... Bringing magic and music together in a fun, interactive collection this compilation encourages children to explore their imaginations, expand their minds with fun facts and stories and listen to some of the world’s greatest Classical Music. The collection features Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Flight of the Bumble Bee and many other well-loved favourites. Children will be invited to see how sorcerers, magical toys, wondrous heroes and fantastical creatures come to life in Classical Music. A fully illustrated 32 page booklet presents a mystical journey through magical music encouraging the young ready to hear, see and recreate as much as possible... Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toy Symphony: 1. Allegro by Leopold Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1759; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Album pour mes petits amis, Op. 14: no 6, Marche des petits soldats de plomb by Gabriel Pierné
Performer:  Paul Strauss (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Carnival of the animals: no 7, Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
Tales of Beatrix Potter: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by John Lanchbery
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
6.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 7, In the hall of the mountain king by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7.
Snow Maiden: Suite - Dance of the Tumblers by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880/1895; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
8.
L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
Length: 11 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9.
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
10.
Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
12.
Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Length: 10 Minutes 41 Secs. 
13.
Pictures at an exhibition: no 4, The Old Castle by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
14.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Toy Symphony (1996 Digital Remaster): I Allegro
Marche Des Petits Soldats De Plomb Op.14 N°6 (Remasterisé En 1990)
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': The Aquarium
The Tale of Tsar Saltan: The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (Act III)
Tales of Beatrix Potter - Music from the Royal Ballet Film: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op. 71, ACT 2: Variation II (Sugar-Plum Fairy)
Peer Gynt - Incidental Music (2004 Digital Remaster): 4. In the Hall of the Mountain King
Snow Maiden (second version) (1967 Digital Remaster): Dance of the Tumblers (Act III)
L'Apprenti sorcier (1975 Digital Remaster)
Danse macabre - Symphonic poem, Op. 40 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Gayaneh - Suite from the Ballet: Sabre Dance
Romeo and Juliet (1987 Digital Remaster): Dance of the Knights
A Night on the Bare Mountain (completed and orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Pictures at an Exhibition: The old castle

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