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40 Tracks for 40 Years - Delos Anniversary Set

Shostakovich / Litton / Dallas Sym Orch
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3440   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri ShostakovichAntonín DvorákAram KhachaturianErich Wolfgang Korngold,   ... 
Performer:  James Earl JonesCharles ButlerMarina DomashenkoDmitri Hvorostovsky,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew LittonZdenek MacalConstantine OrbelianJames DePreist,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony OrchestraNew Jersey Symphony OrchestraMoscow Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Delos is the David that will remain standing after Goliath has fallen.” – President of the nationwide Music Personnel Conference

“…a label with a strong personality that not only attracted a host of major performers but which also gained plaudits for its technical excellence.” – James Jolly, Gramophone

Delos’ “strong personality” is due, above all, to the pioneering goals and philosophy of our late founder, Amelia S. Haygood. Combining her unshakable faith in the therapeutic powers of classical music, determination to provide a recording platform for deserving American artists, championing of unusual repertoire, and endless fascination with cutting-edge recording technology, she forged an independent label
Read more that quickly gained an enviable worldwide reputation for the extraordinary artistry and audiophile quality of its recordings.

We at Delos celebrate our fortieth anniversary with a three-CD collection containing forty choice excerpts drawn from our catalog of over 500 recordings, covering orchestral, vocal and chamber/instrumental music encompassing our entire history. Among many others, our survey treats you to the artistry of orchestras like Gerard Schwarz’s Seattle Symphony and Constantine Orbelian’s Moscow Chamber Orchestra; vocal superstars like soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky; and revered instrumental virtuosos including cellist Jano? Starker, clarinetist David Shifrin and guitar innovator Paul Galbraith. You’ll also hear from several rising star performers as well as emerging composers like Kenji Bunch. Many of them also showcase Delos’ renowned, audiophile-endorsed sound quality: the work (and legacy) of our GRAMMY winning engineer, the late John Eargle. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
2.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 3rd movement, Scherzo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Zdenek Macal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
3.
Ballet Suite no 1, Op. 84b: Galop by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
4.
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonia
Period: Modern 
Written: 1950-1954 
5.
The Sea Hawk: Main Title by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Hollywood, Californi 
6.
The Sea Hawk: Reunion by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Hollywood, Californi 
7.
Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth, Op. 40 by Howard Hanson
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
8.
Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland
Performer:  James Earl Jones (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
9.
Prayer of St Gregory, Op. 62b by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Charles Butler (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
10.
The rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Op. 282 by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 
11.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Acerba volutta by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Marina Domashenko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
12.
I Pagliacci: Sì può? [Prologue] by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
13.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Sondra Radvanovsky (Soprano)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
14.
Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
15.
Melodia sentimental, W 556 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alfred Heller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958-1959; Brazil 
16.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Venti, turbini by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
17.
Rafael, Op. 37: Raphael and Fornarina's Duet by Anton Arensky
Performer:  Marina Domashenko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
18.
Tenderness by Alexandra Pakhmutova
Performer:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
19.
Rake's Progress: Here I stand, my constitution sound by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Michael Spyres (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1951; USA 
20.
The Dream Gallery: no 7, Adam (Arcata) by Mark Abel
Performer:  Tom Zohar (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sharon Lavery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Brea Sinfonietta
21.
March in B flat major, Op. 99 by Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Millar Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USSR 
22.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 4, Trépak by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
23.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Miao Mountain Morning by Chen Gang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shanghai String Quartet
25.
Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 3, Triana by Isaac Albeniz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
26.
Rapsodie espagnole: 4th movement, Feria by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  iDuo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; France 
27.
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp: 3rd movement, Finale by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Neubauer (Viola), Ransom Wilson (Flute), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
28.
Requiem, Op. 9: Sanctus by Maurice Duruflé
Conductor:  Dennis Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
29.
Vespers, Op. 37: no 6, Hail, Virgin, Mother of God by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  George Vance
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Chorus
30.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Clara Rockmore (Theremin), Nadia Reisenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
31.
String Circle: Lowdown by Kenji Bunch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
32.
Sonata for Cello solo, Op. 8: 3rd movement, Allegro molto vivace by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1915; Hungary 
33.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77: 4th movement, Burlesca by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Kogan (Violin)
Conductor:  Maxim Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
34.
Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
35.
El Diablo Suelto by Heráclio Fernandez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambar Music Group
Written: Venezuela 
36.
Roman Sketches (4), Op. 7: no 3, Fountain of Acqua Paola by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; USA 
37.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 4th movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Galbraith (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
38.
Going to Chicago Blues by Count Basie
Performer:  Ray Brown (Double Bass), Joe Williams (Voice), James "red" Holloway (Tenor Saxophone),
Phil Upchurch (Guitar)

Sound Samples

Festive Overture, Op. 96
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": III. Molto vivace
Ballet Suite No. 1 (arr. L. Atovmyan): Ballet Suite No. 1: VI. Galop (The Limpid Stream) (arr. L. Atovmyan)
Spartacus: Act III: Adagio de et Phrygie
The Sea Hawk: Main Title - Reunion - Finale
Fantasy-Variations on a Theme of Youth, Op. 40
Lincoln Portrait
Prayer of St. Gregory, Op. 62b
Rubaiyat, Op. 308
Adriana Lecouvreur: Act II: Acerba volutta, dolce tortura
Pagliacci: Act I: Prologue: Si puo? Si puo?
Il trovatore: Act I: Tacea la notte placida
Il trovatore: Act IV: Confrontation Scene
Bachianas brasileiras No. 5: I. Aria: Cantilena
Floresta do Amazonas: Sentimental Melody
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Act I: Aria: Venti, turbini, prestate le vostre ali a questo pie
Raphael, Op. 37: Ma Fornarina ove sara? L'attendo come il fior la luce!
Nezhnost' (Tenderness) (arr. E. Stetsyuk)
Pastorale
The Rake's Progress: Act: Recitative: Here I stand ...
The Dream Gallery: 7 California Portraits: No. 7. Adam (Arcata)
Feel the Spirit (arr. M. Hayes)
Going to Chicago Blues

Customer Reviews

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 Nice! June 1, 2013 By Chris S. See All My Reviews "A wonderful 3 CD set with an excellent selection of lesser known works by great composers. Quite a selection of wonderful artists and orchestras, too!" Report Abuse
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