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Release Date: 08/12/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000069102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniPietro MascagniSergei RachmaninovJacques Offenbach,   ... 
Performer:  Bella DavidovichGöran SöllscherHeinz HolligerEduardo Fernandez,   ... 
Conductor:  Barry WordsworthNeeme JärviKarl MünchingerHerbert von Karajan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert OrchestraStuttgart Chamber OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
3.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
The Deer Hunter: Cavatina by Stanley Myers
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Dances with Wolves: John Dunbar Theme by John Barry
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Debussy 
10.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
11.
Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12.
La Vierge: Dernier sommeil de la Vierge by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
14.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: Adagio by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Conductor:  George Malcolm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
15.
Capriol Suite: 2nd movement, Pavane by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
17.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Géza Anda (Piano)
Conductor:  Géza Anda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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